I just got done reading a well written blogger's post. She and her husband are prepared for a natural or man made disaster. They have plans, made supplies and ready in every way. I do believe in having yourself prepared and put up supplies. We have lived in the country miles away from a community and gone several days without electricity because we were at the end of the line. I have always had flour, sugar, coffee and dry staples in abundance on hand. We canned 400-500 quarts of food every year. We always had a gas stove so we could cook and a wood burner to stay warm with. I had two freezers full, but if you lost electricity in the summer you stood losing a lot of food.
Being prepared is good, but is your stashing tons of supplies really practical. What if a tornado wipes out everything insight. You still have nothing. Is storage above ground right or should you have storm cellars and root cellars like our grandparents had? I guess your fears can paralyze you, but think this completely through.
At this point in my life I don't see a complete collapse of our government, but you never know what will happen an hour from now. Do you only have enough supplies for a few days or are you prepared? Chris