If you are not a prepper...
If you are not a prepper, the weather events of this past year should have given you fair warning that you need to stock up on a few things.
Hurricanes, fires, floods, snow, and ice storms are just some of the events that the country has experienced in the last year.
I feel pretty sure that a lot of folks that live up north have a good stock of provisions for the cold months. Flooding can really mess up things. I am not sure what good serious prepping would do to help when your house is flooded. Hurricanes and power outages can really cause havoc. No power for several days means no refrigeration unless you have a generator. And along those lines, modern appliances rely on electrical power to light burners on stoves. I know ours does. I haven't tried the old school way (match) but it should work (natural gas).
Being stuck on the highway in inclement weather is a real possibility. Without spare blankets, water and food, a couple of days could seem like a lifetime for some.
We haven't been stuck on the roads or even had to leave the house. Fortunately, we have food and water to get us through until things thaw out. Nothing fancy, just beans, and sausage, and today, it was shrimp gumbo! I still have several cans of SPAM, Chili, and yes, more beans to fall back on. When we first heard of the impending ice storm heading our way, we bought milk, bread, and water. And that was to go along with what is in the freezer.
This is just my two cents worth of opinion. I hope everyone is warm and safe. Spring is coming, I promise.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!