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    Again it pays to be prepared.

    Today we had a major water main break and they are estimating we're going to be under a boil advisory for the duration of the weekend. The good people of my community reacted in the usual form and by 6pm there wasn't a bottle of water to be found outside of the foreign owned gas stations which increased prices between 10 and 20 bucks per case. While everybody was scrambling to get water I strolled to the storage room and pulled a case to drink on and a gallon jug for hygiene and made contact with the rest of the family to make sure they where good.

    On another note, I have been rotating through my stock but I hadn't replaced what I've used thus far. When this "crisis" is over its going to happen lol.
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    Great feeling huh! Don't they have price gouging laws where you are?
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    It is great being prepared. I woke up to a cold house and a boiler that was not running. Got my wood stove up and running in 5 minutes. Having the stove and wood ready is a blessing in MN starting around this time of the year. Now I have to wait for the repair man to show, but at least my maintenance plan will mean that it will not cost me anything, but staying home from work for the day.
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    Not sure if the quote button is going to work since the board is still kind of acting funny. Yes they do have price gouging laws but unlike a lot of others I'm pretty laissez-faire about the whole deal. The gas stations already over charge when there isn't a crisis going on and now that there is I simply remember who did what and when its over I'll choose to spend my money with the ones that didn't gouge. If enough people act that way then the ones that did will go out of business, no need to get the government involved.
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    Glad I have a private well and a life straw.
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    We've had water shutoffs (for repairs) twice recently. It's actually good practice to go into water conservation mode.
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    The thing about the water prices...That's just supply and demand. I think to some extent it's fair. If people neglect to purchase when it's cheaper in order to prepare, whose fault is that? The store's? No. If a retailer has say for example, a bunch of Cambels Soup cans that aren't selling, he lowers the price and puts them on sale. It's just the way it works.
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    Still can't get the quote feature to work. @Annie I get what your saying but the thing is the owners where running to walmart, krogers, and all the other retailers and buying up all the bottled water then marking it up for resell. Disgusting and distasteful but not illegal. When the ammo shortage was going on one particular store in our area would have their employees stake out walmart while walmart was taking delieveries and would buy the max amount of ammo that walmart would allow per customer, mark that up and resell it in their store. Still haven't been back to buy anything from them and I won't.
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    Yes it does . Just think how much better things would be when events disrupt life if most were prepared.
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    Always good to have it on hand.

    I keep 20 gallons of distilled water, gallon jugs, in unused hard to get to under counter space.

    The Big Berkey on the counter is always filled.

    That 20 is just in case we can't leave the house, there is plenty stored in the shop also.

    I have a standby well and the river behind the shop if needed, large sand/charcoal filter for both, and a still if needed..

    I use town water,

    it is free since I designed and built the closed aeration system, free system, free water, they paid for the material.

    There is 10 cases, 24 count, of Arizona iced tea with ginseng in the pantry,

    kid drinks it, case count stays between 20-24, replenish it every week.

    There is enough of everything in the house to last 6 months without going into other buildings or bunker.

    Only 10K of assorted ammo inside here.

    Well has a pitcher pump and electric, but gets filtered inside home for potable water and is not tied into house plumbing.
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