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ZurdoDev wrote:

If there is one thing people should learn from this pandemic is that you cannot rely on the government or society's infrastructure. You need to be prepared
I am totally with you. And it really isn't a big deal: Ask your grandparents how they did it! Most likely, they grew up with basement shelves filled with glasses of homemade jam, hard apples suited for long time storage, a big wooden crate filled with carrots in humid sand, another big crate of potatos, ... That was normal! The way you did it!

If you plan for a major disaster or catastrophe, do not rely on "society" to function as normal, to serve you. Some services may still work, others may not, but you do not know which. Make sure that you can at least survive if any one service is completely lost (and let those still provided contribute to a better quality of survival!).

I will remark, however: "one thing people should learn from this pandemic" - that is very much a USA / metropolitan issue. Every second year or so, the Norwegian "Direcorate on safety and preparedness" (I don't know if there is an official English translation of the name!) finds an excuse to promote through media their home preparation checklist, of which an essential part is what you should make sure to have available - recommended quantities of durable food, matches and candles, alternate heating etc.

If you move out of Norwegian cities, especially in North Norway, you see that it is certainly praticed as well: When a storm is on the horizon, the kerosene lamps are made ready, the camping cooker brought into the kitchen, the 25 liter tank of drinking water is checked. We still have a tradition for stocking vegetables and fruit in our basements, rows of flour packs, rice and pasta in our pantries.In the outskirts, you simply have to be prepared to be on your own for a week or two. Maybe the storm cracked a tree falling over the power line to your village. Maybe a landslide tore away two hundred meters of the only road to your village. Maybe the landslide tore the water supply as well, and without a road, you cannot have water tankers suppy you with drinking water. Even in towns and cities you may have similar problems. True enough: Younger city people, living in downtown flats, may laugh it off (the American way), but for the most part, this kind of preparation and preparedness has long and established traditions in Norway.
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