Who will you depend on in the event of a disaster?Aug 11th, 2012 | By Garrison | Category: BFTC Featured
I was reading this article that was talking about how 55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes. Well good for them. Not to come off as a complete dick here but at this point I am tired of these people who are trying to put me down because I am a prepperOne who prepares and I believe the government will not be able to help everyone.
This article made some good points when talking about how the government did an awesome job at helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina (You know that was sarcasm right). They also asked these question
How is the federal government going to take care of more than 300 million Americans in the event of a major financial collapse?
How is the federal government going to rescue more than 300 million Americans if a killer pandemic sweeps the nation?
How is the federal government going to make sure that more than 300 million Americans are safe and secure if a cyber attack cripples our power grid or takes down the entire Internet?
How is the federal government going to get food and water to more than 300 million Americans if an EMP blast takes down most of the electronics in this country?
300 million people. . . .Okay even if the government could or plans to send out help they would only take care of major cities in those states. That doesn’t help the rest of the people, and how are they going to come up with enough food, water, and shelter for everyone anyway? The government is going to be concerned with saving, guarding and perpetuating itself. The government is not really going to care about the survival of all of the “useless eaters” out there
This statement and question I really like.
All over the globe the number of earthquakes is increasing, and it would be easy to imagine an absolutely massive earthquake on the west coast or along the New Madrid fault in the middle of the country leaving tens of millions of Americans in need of basic assistance. What would the federal government do in a situation like that?
Well lets see, the government would take up to 3 days to come up with a plan and then take actions, sending the U.S. military and FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency to set up a base camp to administer help. 3 days. . .72 hour bag with enough food, water, first aid supply’s, and shelter for you and everyone in your household. So hey shit talkers , does my having a 72 hour bag sound so stupid to you now?
The article says , On July 19th, 2012 FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency posted a solicitation document for packaged meals. According to that document, the maximum amount of meals that would be provided to FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency under the contract would be 17.5 million meals. The following is from the FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency solicitation document….
As referred to in paragraph (b) of FAR Clause 52.216-22, “Indefinite Quantity” of this contract, the guaranteed contract minimum is 21,000 packaged meals to include the base and option periods. The contract ceiling amount shall not exceed 17,500,000 packaged meals.
But even if FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency ordered all 17.5 million meals, that simply is not going to go very far. That would only be enough to provide about 5 percent of the population with a single meal.
So by prepping for a disaster and having at the least 1 year worth of food and water for you and your family, first aid supply’s, shelter, and protection you will not have to rely on the government and FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency to try and take care of you. Also having a network of people out there that you work with, plan with, and can trust will only greater your chances of survival.
So if the government sends out help after a disaster, you will still have at least 3 days without help and will have to rely on what you have, if and when help arrives there most likely will not be enough for everyone.
The article ends with what I think is the best way to end this one.
Our world is becoming more unstable with each passing day. If you have blind faith that the government will always take care of you, then there is a very good chance that someday you will be bitterly disappointed. But if you work really hard to prepare yourself and your family now, then you will have a much better chance of making it through what is rapidly approaching.
Good luck preppers and good luck to you non preppers.
If you would like to read the article click 55 Percent Of Americans