Hard times ahead!

Nairobi, Kenya
May 4, 2021 12:00pm CST
Well, since 2020 especially the beginning of the pandemic, life is becoming difficult for many. Many are giving warnings for people to start storing food and water as soon as now because of tough times ahead. Sorry to everyone who feels like you lost everything. I believe this is the best time to be kind, loving and helpful towards one another by sharing the little or the much we have. I know we should think positively for a better future but it is good to prepare for the next few months or years. As we can see, there are many rumours of wars. And food is becoming scarce. I don't know if others are aware of what is happening in the world. Are you preparing?
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@louievill (27954)
• Philippines
4 May
I content myself with the thought that great opportunities opens up during a crisis situation, millionaires were made during the great depression and billionaires during the last great recession, it's much better than filling my mind with negativity. I had been silently but continously preparing even before the pandemic, I'm a prepper.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
I'm glad to meet a prepper. I've been wanting to be a prepper for some time but I've been limited because of my finances. But I currently want to start this month. It's new to me
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@louievill (27954)
• Philippines
4 May
@mildredtabitha you don't need to start big or all at the same time, you first need to identify what it is you want to prep for that is most likely to hit the place you, are at like a financial collapse, natural calamities, war , power or water shortage etc etc... And build and plan your stash and supplies from there. Also make a plan and decide if you are bagging in or bagging out in an SHTF situation, do readings and research what would be best for you. Start does not have to be next month , it could be now, when you do some readings on prepping and survival skills like first aid you had already begun. When you buy that band-aid strip or piece of canned good to be stored today you had already begun. A small cabinet or drawer would be a good place to start accumulating stuff.
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@marlina (122856)
• Canada
5 May
I am a prepper too!
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@m_audrey6788 (41599)
• Germany
4 May
I`m just praying because we really don`t know what is going to happen. We must learn to move on and be not afraid.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
We should not be afraid but should also prepare for the days that are unknown to us. I hear food shortages is on the horizon. I want to start preparing this month
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• Germany
4 May
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
@m_audrey6788 have you ever done prepping?
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@kaylachan (18060)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 May
No, I'm buying food each week as normal. Sure the shelves are thinner than usual, but we can still buy food. We have a lot of canned goods, mostly veggies, because we've always been in the habit of stocking up every few months or so. Or, my husband can't pass up a sale. It's also good to be in the habit during hurricane season, because you never know when you'd be without power.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
I like how you have been doing it and that it is already a habit. I'm personally new to prepping so I'm hoping to start prepping this month
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@kaylachan (18060)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 May
@mildredtabitha I live in Florida. Hurricans can strike or they miss us completely. You never know, from year to year. So it's always good to have things on-hand you can use.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@kaylachan thanks for sharing your reasons. I now understand
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
4 May
I always keep my freezers full and my pantry well stocked. There is plenty of food here in the US. Hope it stays that way, but it’s always good to be prepared for anything.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
I'm glad prepping is a lifestyle for you. I also hope the availability of food stays that way
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
5 May
@mildredtabitha Thanks. I hope so, too.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@DianneN you are welcomed
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@sjvg1976 (19630)
• Delhi, India
4 May
Rumours of war?? I didn't hear or read anywhere. No I am not stocking anything.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
What? There are rumors that Russia and China want to attack USA
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@sjvg1976 (19630)
• Delhi, India
5 May
@mildredtabitha they are just rumours.. nothing is going to happen.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@sjvg1976 That's why I'm saying "rumors of war". So you will never prepare?
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@GreatMartin (18744)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
5 May
Are you aware of how much food we throw away??? Food is not scarce--the way people treat things they have is not good!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
No, I'm not aware but you are very right. I don't throw food away so I didn't think it was a factor in food scarcity
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4 May
No, I am not preparing anything. Creating different playlists of different genre on Spotify and Youtube for future generations who will remain after the war.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
What is the playlist about?
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4 May
@mildredtabitha Songs so that they can party as soon as they set up the towers and internet connection again.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 May
@babyrhexa do you think you also remain after the war?
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• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
5 May
In my country, we could hardly prepare for something like this, due to the economic situation and the scarcity. In my case, I know that things are not good for humanity, there are problems everywhere, but I am not very alarmed and if I could, I would not become a compulsive buyer of supplies for survival or something like that. I think you have to be on the lookout for things and act cautiously so as not to be caught off guard, but not go to extremes.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Yeah "...not to go to extremes ." I agree. Here too, the situation is not good and not everyone can prepare. Although I want to start preparing not only for myself but for others too so I can help out when thinks get worse. I totally understand your situation
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• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
5 May
@mildredtabitha Friend, keep it up, you're doing the right thing
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@profree2019 thank you for encouraging me
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@Kanubanu (2671)
5 May
Very truly said.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Thank you Do you do prepping?
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@Kanubanu (2671)
5 May
@mildredtabitha Here it's 10:36 and we already had our meal
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@Kanubanu Okay When I say "prepping" I mean stocking food, water and other essentials for future unknown times
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@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
4 May
No, I’ve never made a food supply, and I’m not even sure I could. I have to admit you scared me now.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Sorry. Don't get scared. I myself I don't have supply of food that could last two days currently. But I'm hoping to start this month. You can start prepping too
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@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
6 May
@mildredtabitha I don’t think we can ever make a large supply because the food shelf life is limited.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
7 May
@Nevena83 you can tray things like junk food which expire after a year . But if you have a garden with vegetables then that is good
@Matamu (1668)
5 May
Life is a challenge and a struggle, right?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
No. I don't know what it is. But I'm happy there is eternal life
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@Matamu (1668)
7 May
@mildredtabitha It's okay
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
4 May
I try to stay stocked up on the essentials. Take care and hold onto hope.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
I'm glad you do. I plan to start doing the same this month. I'll keep holding on to hope
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
5 May
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@snowy22315 (112886)
• United States
5 May
I think the worst is over here but we may soon experience run away inflation. I plan to stock up on cereals and the like.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Stocking up on them is great and starting as soon a this week is okay.
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@mosherii (1065)
5 May
All will be well don't panic
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Thank you. Although I'm not panicking. I like the idea of prepping
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@just4him (241724)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May
I do what I can to prepare. I know God will take care of my needs.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Yes He will. He will never leave us or forsake us. Preparing is good. I'm glad you do it
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@Dena91 (12868)
• United States
5 May
I agree with you, we should always strive to be kind with others and we should always prepare to the best of our abilities.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Thank you. I'm glad someone agrees. Preparing is always good even if we are not preparing for ourselves
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@BelleStarr (59448)
• United States
4 May
I pretty much just worry about today since we have little control over tomorrow
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
I completely understand you. Tomorrow is never known and we always hope it turns out better than today
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@eileenleyva (23562)
• Philippines
5 May
Yes, the scarcity of food has been threatening since the pandemia forced countries into lockdown. That is why people had been planting vegetables in their own gardens since last year. The rumors about wars are not rumors, the Russians have advanced troops in Ukraine and China has launched its arsenal ready in the West Philippine Sea.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
Ooh no!. The rumors are about to turn real. Thank you my friend for updating me. Planting vegetables is really a good idea. I like it
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@eileenleyva (23562)
• Philippines
5 May
@mildredtabitha Yes, I have 3 local varieties of spinach leaves which can be steamed and eaten with rice. Could also be sauteed with tomatoes and onions and a can of sardines or tuna flakes. A humble meal for the pandemic time. And we thought last year that nothing could be worse, then the threat of wars happened. Brace up for any eventuality. And let's pray more.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@eileenleyva thank you for encouragement. I will continue praying. Spinach is my favorite vegetable. You mentioned it and I just wished I could get some from you right away. I also hoped thinks will get better but the pandemic keeps coming in waves
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@Shiva49 (20454)
• Singapore
5 May
Wars on top of this pandemic? In fact, we all should unite to fight this common enemy. I hope we won't blow ourselves up.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
How do we unite apart from uniting in prayer? Tell me brother, what is your idea on this?
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@Shiva49 (20454)
• Singapore
5 May
@mildredtabitha The common folks want peace. Only less than 1% want wars. It is time for the former to unite - it is easier now with technology and social media. The powerful countries are stocked with a nuclear arsenal to destroy the world many times over. But this unseen tiniest virus has spread its tentacles all over the world. That says something to open our eyes a bit wider and the mind more.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May
@Shiva49 I agree with you. Also there won't be war if there wasn't nuclear weapons. It is those weapons that is attracting wars because those who start wars are very tempted to use it anytime there is s misunderstanding. So war is inevitable
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