I was looking at an Facebook page: “Prepared Patriot, Are You Ready? Your Family Must Hoard These 37 Items To Survive Any Crisis Or Emergency!” URL: http://www.facebook.com/PreparedPatriot?ref=stream
There are a couple of things in this site including the latest invention: a pixilated animated video lecture with slides and visuals. I am thinking about making one of those, but I would have to have a good reason to justify motion-visual and sound production.
One thing that the author does is to feature the President as a cartoon character showing up to imply that he is the bogeyman. The bogeyman has an accomplice, FEMA. Disaster is going to strike, maybe in multiple places all at once and FEMA’s cupboard will be bare and what’s left will be up to Obama to distribute. OMG!
So, the advice is for “Patriots” to prepare by doing the following:
Hide your family — don’t look conspicuous. One way to do that is to not mow your lawn. The grass will grow tall and hide your home and family. Then again, the neighbors might notice the tall grass, so you had better mow the lawn and appear “normal.” Just, keep your family hidden in the basement and out of public view. Home schooling is good in the basement too, and you can control what your children are learning so that they only have your thoughts in their minds.
Of course the primary thing to do is to stock up inventory of necessary supplies and the “Patriot” recommends enough to last months. I suspect the Patriot might be selling those long shelf-life packaged items that the family can eat for years if necessary. Finding a place for all of that water is a big challenge. Perhaps you can install a swimming pool, or if you already have one, install some plumbing such that you can drain the pool from a spigot in your basement. Now, that is an invention worth having, right? Then, you will have to have some iodine decontamination tablets to go along with gulps of water, so the family doesn’t get sick from drinking pool water.
When they come out of the disaster, expect them to be in a different state of mind than most of the people around them, especially those who are rescued successfully by FEMA. The FEMA-saved ones might have a brighter spot in their souls or something.
“Hoarding behavior may be a common response to fear, whether fear of imminent society-wide danger or simple fear of a shortage of some good. Civil unrest or natural disaster may lead people to collect foodstuffs, water, gasoline, and other essentials which they believe, rightly or wrongly, will soon be in short supply.”
Looters may be shot, too. I hope your neighbors are nice and that you spare them, and they are likewise kind to you.