People have been taught not to be self sufficient.
As I see photos of people standing in line in Florida as they prepare for hurricane Irma, I realize we as a country have been encouraged to leave our old fashioned self sufficiency behind. I knew this already. I have lots of water.. not bottled... but how sad that generations of Americans have no way to maintain a sense of self sufficiency through water harvesting, bicycle riding, entertainment via things that require electricity, off grid solar power, home food production. I'm still working on that last one... but the rest I have covered. Start changing now! Ask me how. I'm here to help.