Rourke: The following is in response to Terry Blount’s article “Prepping for Less”.
I’ve been saying it for some time now, all to many should expect and prepare for diminished returns on their investment in the American dream. It’s unfortunate and “WAS” wholly avoidable, but it’s pointless to relive in words what got us here. It appears to me that for a growing number life gets harder, more challenging. We now function in an economy that doesn’t support a middle class as it once did, leaving many more existing at the pointy end of what our politician’s mismanagement and outright abuses have created. Dwindling opportunity along with a shrinking dollar valuation creates only more chaos should some long term badness happen. Prepping seems the best option vs. lying in a fetal position, awaiting Gubment to clean up “whatever the mess.”
Terry’s post reminds us of the obvious, those well fed and well armed will certainly have many advantages over those scrounging through the tall weeds looking for grasshoppers to eat. Terry’s list (a good list) of “should have” included something that has suddenly and with considerable sway become very important to me personally-
“Medicine – first extra meds that YOU NEED… like bp and insulin. The quality of life will diminish and the length of life will be shortened considerable for those who depend on medicines for ongoing treatment.”
I find myself needing a strategy for acquiring a stockpile of prescription medications I am currently taking. How does one get a 3/6 month supply of medications they need to function at a normal level? Attempting to skim a few pills here and there from my normal dosing doesn’t seem like an effective solution in the short term. I’m unsure how my doctor might respond to my wanting a 6 month stockpile of my meds in addition to my normal prescriptions. Perhaps some of your readers have experience in this and can be of help. Maybe Dr Doom and Nurse Amy could give some guidance….
John Gault ….not wanting to rob a pharmacy if times get sketchy….