yale wrote:Let's see, where to start. OK. Having lived my whole life (41 years) in Southeast Louisiana I have always been prepared to various degrees for emergencies, mostly storm related.
I've always had lots "militia" gear but it's not really been ready to go on short notice. In the past 5 years or so I've kicked it up a notch and started getting myself and my spouse organized.
Most of my long term food was in the form of MRE's. Every once in a while we'd have MRE dinnernight and eat some of our stock. Finding the money to replace the MREs was sometimes difficult and stock was soon depleted. Hurricane Katrinia hit and suddenly I had MREs being given out at work and by nearly every relief agecy. As the few Katrina MREs I had gotten were starting to be depleted along came Gustav. Again I got civilian MREs handed out at work. I took mine and any that my coworkers didn't want. I also passed through National Guard Points Of Distribution (PODs) and got a few more cases of MREs. I stopped at the local City Hall for info about FEMA aid and ended up being given 2 cases of Heater Meals.
Ok, I am going to go off topic here, and, I am really going to try to not sound like a dick here but....
From what I gather from your post, and I hope I am totally off base here, but, from what I am gleaming from your post is, You took aide, presumably from those in need to stock your prep closet? The moral issue alone is enough to enrage me, not even counting the fact that _MY_ tax dollars (may have been) used to stock your prep room.
Please set me right, and tell me I am wrong.