Some people call them preppers like it’s a bad word, mostly because the common perception of the prepper mentality comes from television shows like “Doomsday Preppers.” Sure, there are some that are prepping for some outlandish scenario but, in actuality, the idea of being prepared is such a good one.
Right now, there is undoubtedly someone in the Toledo area who isn’t as worried about the water situation because they already have a stockpile of stored water and aren’t they looking smart right about now?
The algae bloom that contaminated the water there isn’t unheard of and could happen in many more places than Toledo. I’m not saying we all need to run out and start getting ourselves ready for whatever version of the apocalypse you believe in. I am saying it’s not the worst idea to make sure you have some sort of backup plan – water, food, medications. Just the hint of a big snow storm will wipe the grocery store shelves clean of bread, water, and toilet paper. At least, that’s how it is around here.