Thanks to Thomas T. Tinker for sending this in…
“..Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war.. death of parents.. friends.. hunger and malnutrition.. endless freezing cold.. sniper attacks.. fear”
- Stockpiling helps, but you never know how long trouble will last, so locate near renewable food source.
- living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
- After a while, even gold can lose its luster, but there is no luxury in war quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold’s.
- If you have to do without on utility, lose electricity. It’s the easiest to do without (unless you’re in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
- Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy. It makes a lot of dry things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs enough eat to warm, not to cook. It’s cheap too, especially if you buy it in bulk.
- Bring some books. Escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more valuable as the war continues. Sure, it’s great to have a lot of survival guides, but you’ll figure most of that out on your own anyway. Trust me, you’ll have a lot of time on your hands.
- The feeling that your human can fade pretty fast. I can’t tell you how many people I knew who would have traded a much-needed meal for just a little bit of toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to lose your humanity. These things are morale builders like nothing else.
- Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches.
Reprinted from “Road to Roota” by Bix Weir. www.Roadtoroot.com