*sigh* Murr, there was nothing political about this post. I was asking a question about personal responsibility and what to me, seems like common sense. I don't have a generator and have suffered through storms and power outages, but we did not starve or freeze. I know that when the power goes out so does the fridge/freezer. I don't keep stores of freeze-dried food either, just ordinary, regular food, but I do have a bunch of canned foods, bottled water, matches, oil lamps, candles, flashlights, etc...just in case the power goes out. Seems to me like any person worth a dollar and a quarter would have some sort of basic emergency stash. That's all I was saying. After the multiple storms here in the south, Katrina and not Sandy, I don't see how anyone could NOT prepare. Hopefully if there are those out there that are reading this and don't have any, they will get some. I didn't do it in a grand gesture, it was a little bit at a time so that I didn't break the bank. Protect yourself.
lholmes, I was thinking about the very same thing. There was also a mandatory evacuation in some areas and very few people evacuated.
I was watching the news after the storm hit where they were interviewing some of the people that stayed in their homes and they all said the next time they will evacuate.
You sound as prepared for some kind of event as we are. The only thing we don't have yet is a generator.
I have been researching generators. My problem is that I am a bit spoiled. I don't want one that runs a few things, I want one that runs the entire home. What I REALLY want is enough solar and wind combined to totally sustain everything. Its a dream for now, but its coming.