Would you have enough food for three days if there as a pandemic and health authorities ordered everyone to stay at home? Would you have enough food and water without power and water supplies?
According to research undertaken in Queensland (state of Australia) last year, 93% said yes, they did have enough food - however only 53% had enough if power or water supplies were interrupted.
And did you know that supermarket stocks would be depleted with 2 to 4 weeks with replenishment from the suppliers.
I have enough tinned food to last more than 3 days and as I store long-life milk I have plenty for at least a week, however I don't store water (don't own a tank) and live some distances from a creek. It does get you thinking about this sort of event. Without the ability to cook, things start to become a problem before too long. However I do have a very tall gum tree which I could start to use as fire wood!!!
Those who live in the countryside would be better off than those who live in densely populated areas, where people tend to eat out more and don't have a veggie garden or a couple of chickens. It does show how reliant we are on power and water being delivered to our homes and that we have lost the ability (on mass) to be able to produce our own food, therefore if a pandemic did strike we would be in trouble pretty quickly. I don't think my 3 little tomato plants will make much of a differences.
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