Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Dback Jon, Feb 26, 2020.
Put my kit together for the current crisis 3 weeks ago. Got lucky there. Lots of cold/flu meds, 1st aid kits, booze, batteries, radio, flashlight, 120 cans of assorted beans/veggies/fruits. 20 lbs beans, 15 lbs rice, 2 lbs butter, 2lbs lard beer, 55 gallons of purified water, 110 gallons gray water, 3 oz of weed. ;-)
Still want to get some meats to freeze if/when panic buying subsides. Need enough for me, my wife, and her mother.
Glossies wouldn’t work for what you’re contemplating . . .
Just make sure to round the edges...ouch.
Maybe a bit long; but this is what I’m seeing.
I think we’ll reach a point where COVID will recede sometime in May. Maybe June. Things will start to return to normal, and the supply chain will catch up.
And then we’ll have a golden remission between then and Sept-Oct where we can examine the past, what worked and what didn’t, and restock / adjust accordingly. Then in Sept-Oct, we’ll get hit again.
Only this time, we won’t react as quickly, and it will be nasty.
So look at what’s working and what’s not, be prepared when the supply chain catches up. Get re-prepared, replenish stocks, adjust, and prepare to hunker down again.
I don't know. The big criticism of our current situation, if any, was that we were too slow to respond and were lackadaisical too long. If we sniff it again, we'll all react excessively and too quickly, at the drop of any hat. First case of flu and the market will drop and there'll be hair pulling at the Walmart.
Nah. We tend to think of open and shut cases.
We’re here now; when restrictions are lifted we’ve beat it. And then, it comes back.
Hope you’re right because lives will be saved. Suspect it won’t be that way.
I'm with you. I think the 2nd go round will be worse. A lot of people will give the "I didn't get it the first time, so I won't get it now" type of thinking.
The other thing we'll probably see if this scenario happens is that we'll "only" have like 50-60k deaths in the first round. So the drum beats will start that we don't need to over react again and hurt the economy, that it was basically the same as the flu, yada, yada, yada. People won't react properly and will allow it to really hit the fan. That's when we'll start seeing the worst case scenario numbers start happening.
Yup. People are stupid. If given two choices they’ll make the stupid one. Man I’ve become an incredible pessimist.
1. Remember.... a pessimist is never disappointed, and
2. Maybe a correction to, " Man, I've become an incredible realist," is in order.....
Yup, just don't let it break you the day you realize your pessimist view and the reality view are the same.
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