Many preppers already understand how easily mass panic can set in but today I’d like to share a short story with those nonbelievers out there. You might think that it would take a major natural disaster to cause chaos and panic but that’s just not the case. After reading this article, you’ll realize exactly how easily mass panic set in over a relatively minor incident.
This story involves an experience that my mother-in-law had in August of 2014. She happened to be shopping at a local grocery store when she received a text message. The message alerted her to the fact that the water supply in her area had recently tested positive for E. coli.
The local city officials said that this result didn’t necessarily mean that the entire water supply was contaminated but that it “could be”. Health officials made a statement advising residents that they should consider the water “unsafe to drink and take the appropriate precautions”.
Since my mother-in-law was already shopping, she figured that it might be a good idea to grab a couple cases of bottled water so she headed over to the appropriate isle. To her surprise, there was already a crowd of people who were filling their carts with cases of bottled water as fast as they could. In a matter of minutes, that particular store didn’t have any left on the shelves!
Just Imagine the Chaos That a Major Disaster Would Have Caused!
If a minor situation like this could cause people to go into frenzy mode and buy all the bottled water that they could get their hands on, just imagine what kind of chaos a major natural disaster might cause. The purpose of this article isn’t to teach you how to become prepared for emergencies or natural disasters but rather to convince you that it really doesn’t take much at all for mass chaos and panic to set in.
Whether you believe that a doomsday type scenario will take place at some point in the future or not, this story should encourage you to start storing the essential items that you might need during this type of situation. The basic essentials that you might want to store are water, food, and medical supplies.
Even if you are already believer in the importance of long term food storage, what could it possibly hurt to have extra bottled water stored at your house? You’ll probably drink it whether there’s a natural disaster or major emergency anyway, right? Likewise, what could it hurt to have a supply of extra food at your home and medical supplies?
Shocking News! Not Everyone Want’s to Be a Prepper!
Although it may be quite difficult for us “preppers” to wrap our minds around this concept, the majority of people don’t actually want to be considered preppers. This article is intended specifically for them. Hopefully if you fall into this category, you’ll realize that a minor event such as ONE test result that showed the existence of E. coli in a small town’s water supply led to consumers buying all the bottled water that was available in a matter of minutes.
Do the Right Thing and Share This Article With Your Friends
If you’re a prepper, I’m sure that you have friends who are not. I HIGHLY encourage you to share this article with them! If you can only convince them of the importance of storing the basics, you’ll be doing them a HUGE favor! The easiest way to share this information with your friends is to click on one of the social sharing buttons that are found below the title of this article.