This is kind of a continuation to the “loose lips” post of a few days ago.
Data point number one: I read a post over at Bayou Renaissance Man that was talking about the inner city dwellers becoming rather cagy about letting people know what they were keeping in their kitchens.
If there are a couple of things you learn about in the inner city, it’s that there are snitches and informants everywhere, and you learn to keep your mouth shut, both as survival skills. That is what I was driving at with my post the other day: keep your mouth shut. Keep your preps private.
Data point two: The people in the inner cities are worried about losing supplies. So are the shopkeepers. In New York, stores are locking up their SPAM. We know, it’s been going on for a long time in Hawaii. Still, people are getting desperate.
It isn’t just SPAM, either. cigarettes, over-the-counter medications, contraceptives, liquor, teeth-whitening strips, and health and beauty products. As you think about this, ask yourself what your preparedness stash is worth, and what will people do if they find out you have it?
The time for advertising what you have is over. It’s time to start thinking about preserving what you have as a safeguard.
- Keep your mouth shut
- Don’t tell new friends about anything
- Don’t tell old friends about much
- Remember, anyone can become a snitch or a thief. Unless it’s someone you would trust with your life, don’t trust them with your secrets.