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How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696103] Wed, 27 April 2011 21:46 Go to next message
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How Long Could You Be Comfortable?[ 22 vote(s) ]
1.Less than one week 8 / 36%
2.One week 7 / 32%
3.At least TWO weeks 1 / 5%
4.At least THREE weeks 1 / 5%
5.One Month 2 / 9%
6.Two Months 1 / 5%
7.Three Months 1 / 5%
8.3-6 Months 0 / 0%
9.6-9 Months 0 / 0%
10.9-12 Months 0 / 0%
11.One Year 0 / 0%
12.More than One Year 1 / 5%

Ladies there are a lot of people without power that have gone through some horrible storms today. Please keep Melissa in Ga and her family in your prayers as well as all our other sisters in that area of the country and their families. One of the news bits I saw said there were over 95,000 without power and that it would be days before it could be restored.

How long could you be comfortable with no power, no grocery store trips...just having to be home and self sufficient??


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696109 is a reply to message #696103 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 22:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wouldn't stay home without power. I would just go somewhere, family or such, and stay there.

Pam
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696113 is a reply to message #696109 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 22:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I said a month, but it depends on the definition of the word comfortable <grin>...and also the time of year. If it were winter, we would hook up the generator. If we didn't have a generator, then we'd go to Grampa's. If there were no power in the entire region for a long time, then we'd have to figure out a plan C.

Foodwise, I know we could last a month. It would be easier in the winter because we'd just stick the frozen stuff outside but then would have to deal with heating issues. In the summer, no heating issues, but then we'd have to figure out what to do for meat, since all of ours is frozen.

I think a bigger question for me would be: How much would we have to share with others, who would need it?

[Updated on: Wed, 27 April 2011 22:08]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696117 is a reply to message #696113 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 22:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sherry from NH wrote on Wed, 27 April 2011 22:08



I think a bigger question for me would be: How much would we have to share with others, who would need it?

Sherry...this is a HUGE factor that I didn't mention in the other thread as to how we're thinking about things. All of our immediate neighbors (remembering we're out there) are elderly and on fixed incomes and barely making it as it is Sad I know that there's no way they can stock up and prepare even if they wanted to because of their financial situations (which I am aware of).


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696120 is a reply to message #696117 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 22:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For example, during the latest ice storms, dh and his buddies have played Generator Fairy, and basically gone from home to home, helping people have enough power to do various things. They ended up leaving it at the home of a brand new mom with a new baby, about 40 miles away from us. They used the generator for about a week, and we were able to get by without it, mostly because we have the woodstove and wood stored on site, because dh's family has a wood lot and they cut wood year-round, every Saturday morning.

Once last year, they took it about 45 minutes away and left it at my sister's house. Her dh works in another state, and she functions as a single mom. It was a HUGE blessing to her.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696128 is a reply to message #696120 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 22:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sherry from NH wrote on Wed, 27 April 2011 22:21

For example, during the latest ice storms, dh and his buddies have played Generator Fairy, and basically gone from home to home, helping people have enough power to do various things. They ended up leaving it at the home of a brand new mom with a new baby, about 40 miles away from us. They used the generator for about a week, and we were able to get by without it, mostly because we have the woodstove and wood stored on site, because dh's family has a wood lot and they cut wood year-round, every Saturday morning.

Once last year, they took it about 45 minutes away and left it at my sister's house. Her dh works in another state, and she functions as a single mom. It was a HUGE blessing to her.

That's what it's all about Very Happy I love to hear things like this! Taking care of yourself, and then your neighbors.

I agree...a wood burning stove is a blessing and God willing we will never live without one!


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696212 is a reply to message #696103 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We don't have a generator (and don't know anyone who does) and, living in the city, really rely on our electricity. We would have no way to heat our home in the winter and no way to cook (other than our gas grill outside) at any time. Thankfully we've only lost electricity once since living here and that was just for a day. It we had to go a few days, we'd have to move in with family.


Stacy, mom to 11-year-old boy/girl twins and a three-year-old boy.

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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696249 is a reply to message #696212 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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praise2christ wrote on Thu, 28 April 2011 11:09

We don't have a generator (and don't know anyone who does) and, living in the city, really rely on our electricity. We would have no way to heat our home in the winter and no way to cook (other than our gas grill outside) at any time. Thankfully we've only lost electricity once since living here and that was just for a day. It we had to go a few days, we'd have to move in with family.


This is the same for us.

When we lived in the country, power outages in the winter were a given. We had kerosene heaters and a generator to share with my parents. Our main problem was water. Without electricity, no water.

Now we live in a city suburb. Even though we have gas heat, we would have no fan to blow the heat without electricity, so in the winter, we'd have to leave in a day. In mild weather we'd be OK for a week or so because we could still cook and have running water/sewer.

However, in the five winters we've spent here, our power has been out maybe three times, for a couple hours at most. Usually it's off and on within an hour. Not that it couldn't happen, but it's not something that's on our radar.


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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696280 is a reply to message #696103 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 17:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have to be honest...I'm a bit stunned by all the people who think they could go some place else Confused

Why do you think you could leave? Do you not think in the term of disasters where you would be unable to go anywhere? Either physically because of roads, destruction, trees down etc...or because of curfews and restrictions put in place by authorities for the safety of others (think of the ice storms and all the people who were told they were not allowed to leave)

Is there a reason you don't do more? Not being ugly about it...but is it lack of knowledge of what to do? Lack or resources? Or you just don't think it's something that you need to do??

Wow...I must really think differently than alot of people Wink Laughing I'll be surprised later Laughing


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696295 is a reply to message #696103 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Food wise 3-4 months right now. WE have city water, but if it was to be contaminated we would have issues. Got to work on that. Gas cooking, but that could be an issue too, due to city running it.

Weather here, we would survive with out heat and AC but it would not be fun.


Cammie
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696306 is a reply to message #696280 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laura, I would think more like you, but dh doesn't. That's the end of discussion for me. I guess I'm just trusting the Lord!


Lucille
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696307 is a reply to message #696306 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Lucille wrote on Thu, 28 April 2011 18:22

Laura, I would think more like you, but dh doesn't. That's the end of discussion for me. I guess I'm just trusting the Lord!

I understand completely and of course that is the best course for you...and trusting the Lord IS what you're doing.

Perhaps at another time you can approach your dh and petition him again. My dh wasn't as keen on this at the beginning...but what I asked was if I could do this as long as it didn't mean he was missing anything grocery wise during the week, and he didn't have to spend any more money on it. I wasn't able to do as much...but that is when I started buying the sale and loss leader stuff and just buying more of it within the same budget. For my Dh anyway it wasn't that he was opposed...he just didn't want to allot any more money to it.


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696309 is a reply to message #696295 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cammie wrote on Thu, 28 April 2011 17:56

Food wise 3-4 months right now. WE have city water, but if it was to be contaminated we would have issues. Got to work on that. Gas cooking, but that could be an issue too, due to city running it.

Weather here, we would survive with out heat and AC but it would not be fun.



Water is a huge thing. Like I said...I'm using the free buckets from Kroger to store it and have bleach stored to make it safe as well. I also have clear plastic sheeting to collect rain water should we be out of it for a long while. I'd really like to get a manual pump for the well outside...but I'm not sure of the price and we rent...so we'd have to get approval to pay for it and put it in. We'll be looking into that in the near future though. We do have a creek on the farm here that we could get to...but it would be a LONG hike and not something we'd be able to do often, still...it's there.

For cooking the best thing I can suggest is a Sun Oven. If you search for that brand name on Youtube you'll see it...it's GREAT and on the top of my list to get asap Smile


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696382 is a reply to message #696103 ] Fri, 29 April 2011 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just a plug for the sun oven. I have had mine for a year now and have cooked just about everything in it. In the middle of summer it is fantastic for cooking without heating the house. In winter it sat out in the snow cooking my dinner the day the power was out. It reaches 300 F easily and quickly and requires very little effort.
For water DH got these big plastic tanks that manufacturers get honey and corn syrup in. They are 275 gallons and we fill them from the downspouts. It is used to water the gardens but also forms a reserve of water that can be treated to drink if need be.
Blessings
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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696472 is a reply to message #696128 ] Fri, 29 April 2011 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Embarassed


Didn't know we were talking about the apocalypse here, I thought you meant how long after a storm like we just had. I wouldn't stay home if our power went out after a storm. I have family in other parts of the county and the next county over. I would go there. Sorry, if I offended.

Pam

[Updated on: Fri, 29 April 2011 14:07]

Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696491 is a reply to message #696472 ] Fri, 29 April 2011 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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BusyMommy wrote on Fri, 29 April 2011 14:05

Embarassed


Didn't know we were talking about the apocalypse here, I thought you meant how long after a storm like we just had. I wouldn't stay home if our power went out after a storm. I have family in other parts of the county and the next county over. I would go there. Sorry, if I offended.

Pam

Pam...you certainly didn't offend dear Smile And we're not talking about the apocalypse...we're just talking about life. I understand that leaving is your plan...but what if you can't leave? I mean the ladies in GA this past winter were not allowed to be on the street with all the ice...what would you do then?


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696494 is a reply to message #696103 ] Fri, 29 April 2011 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And then there is the circumstance, like we see here in the south, that all your stores and preparations have blown away along with your house, or have floated down the river.

I'm not saying that one shouldn't prepare. I'm just saying that ultimately, God is our provider. We do what we can to prepare and let Him handle it from there.


Bonnie
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696519 is a reply to message #696103 ] Fri, 29 April 2011 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I too, just though we were talking about the electric going out. But, honestly my answer would still be the same.

I think generally, there is a huge difference between the city and the country. Even in the worst storms we've ever had, our city streets have never closed. Our city has it's own maintanance crew and salt trucks. And our city isn't very big, so our streets are always salted within a couple of hours - normally before my DH has to leave for work in the morning. In the past, even when the highways have been closed down, our city streets are still open. I can drive through town all the way to my parent's or IL's houses.

I can't image a circumstance that would lead our streets to close. We aren't near the ocean, we've never had an earthquake, we are used to ice and snow, and there have only ever been a handful of tornadoes in our area and those weren't very bad ones.

The worst natural disaster we are likely to deal with is flooding. But, even when the river floods, it only comes up about a block or two. My grandma is in the 100 year flood plain, but I'm nowhere near it.

This past summer we had flash floods and the kids and I got stuck in it while driving, but even that was over by that night.

Like I said before, we've never even lost electricity for more than a few hours. So, I have never really worried about it. It is just something that is so unlikely to happen.


Stacy, mom to 11-year-old boy/girl twins and a three-year-old boy.

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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696574 is a reply to message #696103 ] Sat, 30 April 2011 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Because of where we are (Arizona) we would be able to survive summer or winter temperatures unless weather trends got even funkier than they are already.

Food... I'm not sure how to calculate that. We've got a pantry full. Our fridge/freezer is full and we are in the (slow) process of filling our other freezer, but those things would be lost if the power stayed out for a long period of time. Fil has a small generator, but I'm not sure if that would help in the long run.

We have some water containers, but I don't beleive they are filled at this point.

Again, because of where we are, we don't have to deal with most natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. The biggest issue would be fires... but since we are new construction our property (1.5 acres?) is almost completely bare of any kind of vegetation, so the house would be safe.

I have been thinking a lot lately (mostly thanks to your encouragement, Laura! Thank you!) about being more prepared for what might be coming as a result of the financial situation in our country. The thing that we *could* have to deal with if things go "bad" that others would not, would be an influx of people from Mexico. If they are led by the cartels then it could get ugly very quickly.

Honestly, thinking like this plants a seed of anxiety that I sometimes struggle to control, so I'm moving pretty slowly in this area, though I am trying to move, lol.


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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696638 is a reply to message #696103 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 08:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well Laura to answer your question as of last night 4 days. HAHA Although we could have gone much longer. We live in Dade County Ga where we were hit by 3 (I think could be 4) tornados on Wednesday. our community is devestated. There was life lost as well os homes and businesses. We lost power almost immediately Wednesday morning and most of our town lost water at that point as well. We were told they would be turning off the water supply to the rest of the county but we never totally lost it, although is has to be boiled before use. For us leaving is not an option, due to the fact we have large outside animals which also is a water issue for us. Even without the animals we would not have left our home for power or water loss. there is no telling what we would NOT come home to. It amazes me what people will do in times of trouble. Our community has put a sun-up to sun-down curfew in to effect due to looting...unbelievable.
Laura like you we do prep and due to this we can stay here for 6-12 months without power and not need to leave (assuming the Lord sees fit not to take our items, and if He chooses to do so we trust Him in that as well as trusting Him in following His leading to prep.) Water is another issue for us, we have enough for our family and animals for 3-4 weeks, we are working on that as an issue.
Laura, I applaud you in your efforts to strenghthen your abilities to be able to provide for your family in a time of need or loss. We never know what the future holds and I have been truly humbled this week by what has happened. I know that no matter what God is on control, I also know the Lord believes in being prepared for things, look at Noah, and Joseph and the virgins and their oil or lack ther of.....He would have us to be prepared for His return.....by being prepared we are able to help others where and if needed....I am grateful to God for putting it on our hearts to put a little away here and there in the case of need. It doesnt have to be an apocolypse to affect your life the economy crashing can be very personal, job loss in my opinion would be a major economy crash in our home. If we couldnt afford to pay a power bill we could let our power go and "make it" no it wouldnt be comfortable or easy but we would survive it without leaving. I could right now stop going to the grocery store and we would make it. Everything isnt perfect and we would do without ALOT but in my opinion we have far to much anyway.


Melissa in GA
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696682 is a reply to message #696103 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 12:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Time of year would be a biggie, as we get very cold winters. (Well, OH isn't nearly as cold as other states, but cold enough!)

We do have 2 auxiliary propane heaters in 2 diff rooms, so we could heat those for a week or so (continually) and we do have gas for a grill, so could grill. Also have sterno stove and sterno to heat soups, beans, etc. easily.

We have enough food for a couple of weeks, anyway.

Summer might be easier as no worries about cold, but we also get subject to extremely high heat combined with humidity. Again, food in the house (and would be able to get out to get more), a grill available, etc. We could go into town somewhere for "coolness", like the library, as needed.

So time of year for us.

[Updated on: Sun, 01 May 2011 17:45]


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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696694 is a reply to message #696682 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Agree w/Bonnie & Tori. We are on the same electrical circuit (guess that's what you'd call it?) as a hospital, so we hardly ever lose power, and when we do, it is one of the first areas to be restored. And in reality, we are quite safe where we are.....no earthquakes, no hurricanes, only 1-2 minor tornadoes in my lifetime, and we know how to handle snow and ice. We have had some major floods here because of the Ohio River, but we're several miles away from it, and high enough that it would have to be a truly massive flood to impact our house. No worries here - and even if there was a disaster, God would provide for us. Smile


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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696700 is a reply to message #696103 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 15:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Emily, my sister has told me for years about living on the same hospital line etc...she just spent 4 days without power. That really isn't any security because hospitals have their own separate back up generators that will kick in immediately. By the second day she went out and bought a generator Wink

She's never been one to prepare for anything either. She lost power and couldn't leave the house this winter because of ice...she didn't listen then when I had warned her to prepare for such things. After this time she's a little more willing to think "it could be her" and is now doing more.


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696713 is a reply to message #696700 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 16:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laura in VA wrote on Sun, 01 May 2011 15:51

Emily, my sister has told me for years about living on the same hospital line etc...she just spent 4 days without power. That really isn't any security because hospitals have their own separate back up generators that will kick in immediately. By the second day she went out and bought a generator Wink

She's never been one to prepare for anything either. She lost power and couldn't leave the house this winter because of ice...she didn't listen then when I had warned her to prepare for such things. After this time she's a little more willing to think "it could be her" and is now doing more.

Yeah, it *could* happen - but the probability that something would happen is so low that it seems unnecessary to me (and the rest of my family) to put any kind of major effort into preparing for "the worst" when our time could be used so many other ways to help others *now*. God will protect us if anything happens. Smile


Emily
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #696716 is a reply to message #696103 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is a really interesting topic of discussion. I don't really think my goal is to always be comfortable. But I do think being prepared for life within reason is wise and biblical. We all have to prayerfully draw a line at what is reasonable for our own families. These tornadoes show that all your planning and hard work could literally be blown away in a matter of minutes Sad. Very sad.


Chris, GA
Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #697053 is a reply to message #696103 ] Tue, 03 May 2011 01:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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we had to go almost a week after an ice storm a few years ago. we had a wood stove in our garage/building and camped out there till the power came on, cooked on the stove and such...


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Re: How Long Could You Be Comfortable? [message #697061 is a reply to message #696716 ] Tue, 03 May 2011 07:24 Go to previous message
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Chris, GA wrote on Sun, 01 May 2011 16:47

This is a really interesting topic of discussion. I don't really think my goal is to always be comfortable. But I do think being prepared for life within reason is wise and biblical. We all have to prayerfully draw a line at what is reasonable for our own families. These tornadoes show that all your planning and hard work could literally be blown away in a matter of minutes Sad. Very sad.

You're right Chris...I should have worded it differently because Comfortable means different things to different people. Comfortable to me just means food to eat, water to drink, the roof over my head...it doesn't even necessarily include electricity.

And to those who are serious about preparing for such things they usually take great pains to secure their investment...after all preparing like that is a big investment and they need it to pay off when it's needed. Many people in tornado alley and other places store their food and water etc under ground either in barrels, root cellars, storm shelters etc. Honestly, I have no idea what people do who live in places that flood Confused


So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way; and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jer 6:16

Everyone can purchase their freedom by having the courage to forgo the perks of dependency.
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Beware of Pedestals ... There is a temptation to look at others who have more experience in certain areas and place them on pedestals, as well as seek to imitate them--but God doesn't want us to be molded into anyone else's image but conformed into the image of His Son!

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