Today is Wednesday, 2020-09-30
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At first, I thought it was going to deliver prepper-type information, but it did much more. On the personal side, they talked about having a go-bag, and the items listed were:1)
And because of COVID:
So basically, think of what you'd need to go camping on foot for a week. There are a lot of pre-made kits available, but she adds that:
❝You shouldn't buy a premade preparedness kit or go bag. Because the thinking through of the process of making one is almost as important as the bag itself. So you're thinking about like what circumstance you'd use the bag under and what your contingency plans would be.❞
But just as important as being individually prepared is being able to band together as a community:
❝There's like a saying in a disaster research that one of the best things you can do to prepare for disaster is to bring your neighbors a basket of muffins.❞
The story about the community kitchen that was opened ad-hoc by community members in Puerto-Rico after the storm was a perfect example of this.
And with eerie timing, Cory Doctorow's novella story The Masque of the Red Death explores how a group of rich preppers fare after an environmental catastrophe compared to a larger group of folks who work together to help each other.