I received word over the weekend that an online friend of mine had her house burn down. She’s a prepper and has been a fixture on at least a few survival related Yahoo Groups. Sounds as though an overheated compressor on the freezer is what started it. Thankfully she made it out ok, as did a couple of her dogs.
Casualties include her cat, possibly a couple more dogs, and just about all her preps.
She has a neighbor who has offered her a place to stay while she gets back on her feet.
She lost all her canning supplies in the blaze, as well as personal photos and other irreplaceable items.
She had her bug out gear in the truck and that was all salvageable. It really drives home the point of having bug out gear in your vehicle. As Carol has stressed, it is important to not have all your preps in one place. A simple accident, something that could happen to any of us, can wipe you out completely.
If you’re of a mind to do so, please say a prayer for Carol.
And if you’ve not done so already, please make a point this week to put together bug out bags for each member of your family and put them in your vehicles.
Update: A donation page has been set up for anyone who’d like to contribute a little something to help Carol get back on her feet.