Last week, I was running low on tea. In our family, this is a catastrophe of epic proportions. We have tea every morning before Sir Knight leaves for work and every afternoon when he returns. The tea pot makes its appearance the moment a guest graces our home and whenever we are feeling a little low. Often, we end our evening with a short pot of gunpowder green tea and a cozy, oil lamp illuminated living room. The long and the short of it is - we have a tea addiction.
Alarmed when he noticed our almost empty tea canister, Master Hand Grenade said "Mom, can we get tea in a 5 gallon bucket?" This is not a "normal" statement. At least I don't think that it is. And so that got me to thinking - what other unusual occurrences happen in the house of a prepper? What follows are a few of the things we came up with.
You Might be a Prepper if......
- You buy your tea in 5 gallon buckets
- You know when you've broken into the stored toilet paper because it smells like pickles
- You know the contents of a bucket simply by the sound
- The folks at the Mormon pantry know you by name
- You can cook better with your wood cookstove than you can with your conventional range
- You have more antibiotics on hand than the local clinic
- Your 4 year old asks for a pink bug-out bag for her birthday
- Your neighbors call you instead of 911
- You can jump-start your 24 volt generator with a 12 volt car battery
- Your favorite car trip game is "When I bug out, I'm going to take with me....."
- Your 12 year old daughter instructs a 53 year old lawyer how to properly use his AR-15
- You honestly think closets are for food
- You let your dentist know what antibiotics you put your son on to combat an infection (including dosage and duration) and he tells you to call him when you actually need something
- You know that plastic is not an oxygen barrier
- You use the acronym EMP in regular conversation
- You know what a Faraday Cage is
- You pause Zombie movies in the middle to point out tactical errors
- You think the movie "Tremors" is a classic
- Your son's favorite color is camouflage
- You think you've hit the jackpot when somebody offers you free food-grade buckets
- You think your lensatic compass is immensely more reliable than your GPS unit
- Your currently using toothpaste that hasn't been manufactured for 5 years
- All your food has dates on it
- You're on a first-name basis with Lehman's Non-electric hardware
And the list could go on and on. Now, where do I find tea in 5 gallon buckets?