Maya Kogul was in California when Hurricane Irma began twirling toward Florida.
She knew stores would run out of key supplies before she got back to her downtown Miami home earlier this week, so she placed an order for three cases of water through a Nestle water delivery company. She waited and waited, but the order didn’t come.
More than 50 Floridians told The Associated Press that they did not receive flashlights, battery-operated radios, boxed milk, water bottles and first-aid kits after placing orders on Amazon.com and Nestle’s ReadyRefresh.
Amazing. People are blaming Amazon for their own lack of preparedness.
I don’t consider myself to really be a prepper, at least not what the general public thinks when they hear the term prepper after all the bullshit MSM has put out about them.
I do however have food, water, fuel, a generator, all that good stuff on hand, no matter what the season. Why, I even have a weather radio so I can get an early warning about storms.
Other than a five gallon bucket crammed full of dehydrated/freeze dried Mountain House meals, a million gallon filtration system and my medical pack, we didn’t bring any of our preps from California due to space constraints. Everything we have was acquired here, even on my very limited budget.
The only thing that we really felt a pinch when buying it was the generator because that was our largest single purchase and that was only about 400 bucks and that was bought with money we had in our moving budget. Everything else was bought a little at a time.
We buy our canned goods from the Sav-a-lot – they’re off brand goods but with a few spices you can’t tell. At an average of 70 cents a can, we can pick up an extra case or two when we do our monthly shopping.
Gasoline – A 5 gallon can costs about 15 bucks. I had a couple and bought 4 more over a period of 4 months (limited budget, remember?) and they get filled as needed at a cost of about 11 bucks. I use that gas throughout the month so it never goes bad, but I add a stiff dose of Sta-bil to it anyways, just in case.
Water – 5 gallon cans and $2.50 cases – so cheap that there’s really no excuse to not buy a case or two when you shop.
And yet there are people out there who depend on Amazon for emergencies.
My dad had a saying that’s stuck with me over the years – “A lack of planning on your end does not constitute an emergency on my end”.