21 April 2008
The beauty of stockpiles ...
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That's a ball park based on their little widgety thing and the amount of food, etc that is stored in our house. That's ... uh ... more than 3 years. Yowza. We didn't get to this point overnight, but little by little every extra or freebie package of something adds up to an investment that could save us in the event of tragedy.
It isn't even that there could be some kind of immense natural disaster, or an all out war. I suppose those things are possible, and it does get awfully snowy here, but not for three straight years. I think of our food and supply stockpile as an insurance policy against bad luck ruining us. In the event that the contract negotiations tanked and there was a strike, for example, we'd need every last dime to make the house and utility payments. We wouldn't have to worry, like so many would, about what was for dinner for quite a long time. It could get a little wacky combination wise once the cupboards started to dwindle, but the likelihood of all of us being unemployable for more than three years is such that I don't think we'll ever even see that wackiness. If we did, there are bigger fish to fry economically.
It's pretty comforting knowing there's always something to eat.