This whole potable water shortage thing is seriously harshing my buzz.
Of course, I mocked a former roommate when he went on and on about being “earthquake ready” in terms of water available.
And I always figured Mark was a bit of a sucker when he moved somewhere that a hurricane kit is necessary (though the beach is a damned nice tradeoff), and that people in his neighbourhood were just insane when it came to weather warnings and stocking up more than necessary at the grocery and hardware stores.
Well apparently people in this part of the world are pretty insane as well. Shelves have been bare for weeks, and I had to do the unthinkable, and drive to Richmond to get bottled water.
It’s all planted a serious bug in my ear about getting a proper emergency kit in place should something happen that raises the crisis level significantly above Starbucks Shortage.
I’ve got another post up at Kitsilano.ca about what the Red Cross recommends we all have in our emergency kits, though you KNOW the first things in mine will be a heat source, a kettle, a crank operated coffee bean grinder, and a french press.
It’s all about priorities, people.