Here is the text from the Scout in Japan that I talked about in an earlier post
An Eagle Scout shares how Scouting prepared him for earthquake in Japan
It is true that I live in the earthquake ‘affected’ region, but for now I’m ok. The earthquake struck us Friday afternoon and shook everything pretty hard. A massive blackout happen as well that lasted nearly a day which meant my fridge died & heater died. Luckily though I had a one burner camping stove, plenty of candles, flashlight, and extra food for both me & my unprepared friends.
Lately the situation on the ground is that the power and basic utilities are back on, however they’re about 70% operational. There’s massive shortages on food, fuel, and basic necessities. People freaked Saturday and there was a run on everything. It’s hard to say how long it will last or what will happen if stores completely run out of food. Already they’re rationing Gas, Propane, & Kerosene.
That all said, I’m an Eagle Scout of Troop XXX and I’m not freaking out. I have plenty of extra food & water stored up for me & friends for any prolonged event so I should be ok (though a case of MREs or Clif bars would be awesome )
If you see any scouts tell them from me to take Emergency Preparedness seriously you might actually need it someday.
Again thanks for the concern, Josh