In my past, I used to get to search homes quite often. Being interested in preparedness, I would notice how well people were supplied. Most homes had less than a week’s food and that was if you stretched it. They often had only an electric blanket and electric can opener. No decent sleeping bags or blankets. However, they would have big TV’s and all the latest electronic gadgets.
Now a lot of these were low lives, but some were normal people. We were going through their home after a fire to determine if it was arson. Most of them had no level of preparedness. You probably all know people (including family and friends) who fall into this category.
These people will be in real trouble in any serious emergency. They will be looking for help. If they know you have preps, you can expect them to be knocking on your door.
If I can be found, how will I greet them? I don’t know, the Christian side of me says help people. The other side of me says I am responsible for my family and not the whole world. After lots of thought, I have decided that I will help people if possible without endangering my family.
That is part of the reason for my blog; every person that I help prepare is one less person I have to worry about. In my own area, I have been involved in preparedness fairs, teaching and showing others where they can get food inexpensively. Places like the LDS Cannery, Winco, Costco and varies local connections to fresh products that can be dried or canned.
Admittedly, I only reach a small percentage of the general population. However, this has resulted in some great friendships and many contacts for inexpensive supplies.
I would encourage those of you who want to help others to spread the word. There are many ways to do it either openly or quietly. It is better to convert your neighbors now than to have to confront them when they are starving.