Yesterday a family member was ill and went to our local hospital emerg (couldn't get a doc. appt.) - turns out it is a bad case of double pneumonia and a particularly contagious type. We had on hand: face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, liquids etc. for ourselves and the patient (who is now resting comfortably, thank you...and I think, is quite happy to have a few days off work!) And today we have just had a notice delivered to everyone in the village - we are under a Boil Water order "till further notice"....for everything except bathing! And guess who has loads of nice clean fresh "usable without boiling" water in her stores. Woohoo, I feel so VINDICATED, haha! And I think even the naysayers in the family are beginning to look at me as if maybe I know something after all and I'm not just a silly and fearful old woman. They're changing their opinions slowly but surely! So, although these are only minor emergencies in the scheme of things, and certainly not in the category of TSHTF, we were able to cope and had everything we needed. I am so proud of me! Two years ago, in situations like these, we would have been running around trying to get the necessities (and maybe not even having the money on hand to do it!) Success is such a good feeling!