Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Water Lessons to Learn From Japan

There are many lessons that we can learn from the 9.0 earthquake disaster which recently took place in Japan. As I was reading the news stories today I noticed a clip in them which mentioned that a high position official for the Japanese government has urged the people not to hoard up on bottled water. After radioactive limits had been exceeded in the Tokyo tap water many of the cities residents began accumulating alternate bottled water.

In an effort to distribute the bottle water to those locations that needed it the most people were instructed not to hoard this vital liquid. Although this disaster which struck Japan is one of the worse in history we can learn from the events which have followed.

As preppers we make it a point to store up on emergency supplies such as food and water. We literally hoard bottled water and many of us have an abundant number of cases waiting in our retreat. As a whole, the government may have the overall welfare of the people in mind however, if I were in a similar situation I don't feel that I would care to part with my stored up supplies. You can call this inhumane or greedy but I worked hard to accumulate my emergency rations for my family.

As human nature would have it telling people that they should not hoard up on water is simply going to cause individuals in our country to rush to their local Wal-Mart and purchase as many gallons of water as they possibly can. The statement is like a warning to the people of possible trouble ahead and represents an invitation to stock up as soon as they are able to.

Often people look at those who hoard water as if they are losing their mind. The main question which they frequently ask is why. Twenty five percent of our planets surface is land while the seventy-five percent remaining is water. With the alleged global warming being promoted this level is considered to be continually rising. Few people understand that even with that large of a percentage of water 97% of our Earths water supplies are composed of salt with only about three percent being fresh water.

Let's continue to see how much water we really have at our disposal. From the 3% mentioned we find that 74% is stored in ice and glaziers, 13.5% are in ground water over 800 meters deep and another 11% in the ground water which is less than 800 meters down. Add to that the 3% found in lakes,.006% in the soil and.03% in rivers and we really do not have that much water available.

In view of these facts it would not surprise me that if a situation such as we see in Japan were to happen on our soil the government would likely step in and demand that we turn over our stored up water supplies for the good of the community as a whole. This tells me an important lesson today. When you have emergency supplies stored up do not advertise what you have. Keep the exact amounts of your supplies private, the less people know the better. We not only may have to fear looters and such but our own government as well.

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