A lot of plans and threads came together for us this week. I now have to unpack, prepare, test, and find a place to store a lot of things that I really hope we won't need, but strongly suspect we will, thanks to the fecklessness of the Biden administration, the supply chain crunch, and the coming winter.
- Enough of our preferred motor oil for four oil changes for both our vehicles, plus half a dozen oil and air filters to fit both of them. They've already been booked in for major services, to get them ready for the next year or more.
- Propane and kerosene indoor-safe heaters, plus enough fuel to run them for three to four weeks.
- An additional 30-45 days' worth of canned food, to add to our three months' worth of regular food supplies plus three months of dry emergency foods like beans, rice, etc.
- Enough Ivermectin to keep us going with prophylactic doses for the next year or more, plus sufficient to see us through another couple of bouts with COVID-19 (my wife and I have already had it twice, and I'm sure another "Delta variant" equivalent will pop up before too long). We've also laid in enough hydroxychloroquine to meet our needs for the foreseeable future.
Given the current parlous state of the economy and the nation, and the supply chain crunch, how are your preparations going? Let us know in Comments, so we can learn from each other. It's amazing how often someone will say, "I bought more of X", only for my wife and I to realize that we need X too, but don't have any in reserve. Let's share our knowledge, and help each other.