So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
I came across this article from The Guardian. Brits are concerned about what might happen after Brexit. There are now Brexit Preppers. The worry is that the Brexit mess will cause disruptions. Judging from the way their government is handling the deal they have reason to worry.
They certainly aren’t much like most American preppers. We aren’t talking rifles, bug out locations and 10 years of MREs. Mostly it’s folks stocking a couple more weeks of food, medicine, and pet supplies. For me, the big take away from this article is that they don’t trust the government to get things right. The fear is that government won’t take care of them. That’s a huge psychological shift for a people used to their government being there for them.
Americans know we are pretty much on our own. We’ve seen the FEMA response to disasters. We know the government doesn’t care if we live or die. The Brits have government medical. The US has has the pay or die program.
To be fair, in the United States, there are a lot more natural disasters than in Great Britain. We have hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and volcanoes. There are more climate extremes. As long as the Gulf Stream keeps pumping warmer water across the Atlantic, Great Britain’s climate is moderate. Of course, that current has shut down in the past. Should that ever happen again they’ll quickly have a climate more like Labrador. It would be pretty hard to prep for that sort of disaster.
It appears these new Brexit Preppers are envisioning a couple weeks or months of muddling through. After that there appears to be every expectation that things will return to normal. Yeah, good luck with that.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.