Thursday, December 22, 2011
Preparedness For Dummies
The other day I was browsing through Netflix's selection on survival movies and came across the movie "Disaster Preparedness For Dummies"
I was intrigued and decided to add it to my Queue. Being it was for Dummies I knew the movie would be at the elementary level but I thought I could pick up a new idea or two to incorporate into my system. It never hurts to see another point of view from time to time even if your wheel turns great and is not broken.
During the show I was disturbed to say the least. They did mention the 72 hour bag, or BOB, but it was a home bag. Three days of food was all you were to keep in storage because the authorities will get to you by then and direct you on what to do next. They also mentioned a car bag but it nothing in it except gloves and warm clothes.
Over and over throughout the one hour movie the narrators would instruct the viewers to stay put, seek shelter and wait for help. Not one time did it say you are on your own and must survive. They tried to convince me the government will take care of me and my family and they will seek me out, tell me what to do, and lend a helping hand.
This was our Red Cross telling people to be sheep. They showed pictures of shelters that were clean, private and safe. They did not show any from Katrina where the dead were piled, the raped were crying and the abused were sleeping on trash bags.
It was so bad even the oldest girl told me it was stupid and a waste of time.
It is sad this is what it means to be prepared from our governments eyes.
Sorry for the rant but I did not want any of y'all to waste an hour of your life on this. I knew better from just the title of the movie.