Last week I had a fraud charge on my checking account from someone getting a hold of my debit card number. The card was cancelled and a new one ordered. But this left me without a debit card for several days including the weekend! Yikes! I was feeling the pinch because I forget to get cash before I left work on Friday! And I didn't want to be one of those pathetic people writing a check in a grocery store... oh the ridicule and evil stares I would have received from the more advanced people waiting in line behind me!! Oh the shame of it all!
I only had about $20 in my wallet so I had to watch what I spent. And I ended up doing without many things.
It was only the week or so before that I had lost my phone and I felt very lost without immediate contact with the world. All this made me think of a time when I was younger...
When I was growing up my parents really tried to follow the Mormon church teachings on preparedness by having a year supply of food! Mom canned a lot of fruit and vegetables and we bought some food in bulk so when we ran out of something we just went down into the basement instead of to the grocery store. When I was about 8 yrs old or so I remember that several families in the area were asked to test their preparedness by living off their food storage for several weeks. No going to the grocery store for anything! We did OK except for milk! To this day the thought of powered milk makes me nauseated. Yuck!
What would I do in an emergency? What could I live on if I had to? It does make one stop and think!