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Published: Monday, Sept. 5 2011 10:54 p.m. MDT

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Esquire
Springville, UT

This is a trusted friend, and he offers some good lessons to be learned by us all. A really good man.

Melanie
Alpine, UT

Great perspective! Loved this. Thank you.

Coyoteghost
Saint George, UT

"Providential!"

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm lost on this one.. Should we make him American of the century or remember all those who lost there lives from all 50 States and numerous Countries?

Axe-man
OREM, UT

First it was Y2K. 72-hour-kits, food storage, lights and batteries. People stockpiled, temporarily, and then that blew over rather uneventfully.

After 9/11, as was noted here, the concept of "being prepared" was again brought to a national awareness. Eventually that, too, faded in the past.

Katrina. Earthquakes. Irene. Disasters of every size and scope continue to hit, and people continue to be surprised and unprepared. Lines at grocery stores as people buy water, flashlights, batteries.

How many more experiences like this will find people without water, batteries, food, warm clothing? How many times must we be warned? I'm not saying Michelle Bachmann was right, that the U.S. is being "punished" by natural disasters. I'm saying bad things happen. Sometimes bad things happen again - and again. Perhaps you need a 96-hour, or a 168-hour kit. Don't sit on your roof waiting for the government to help you. Prepare for yourself, and your family. If you have enough, add to your storage to assist your neighbors. Help them to store, put things away, and/or grow a garden.

If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.

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