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Why do people “stock up” when there is going to be a storm??  Seriously, how much extra bread and milk can people possibly need?  And why gas up the car?  If it storms, obviously they aren’t going anywhere!

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      Sandils1962 wrote Feb 28, 2012
    • I always wondered the same thing.  In SC they bought milk, bread and eggs.  It doesn’t usually storm much there so all they had to do was wait a day and the snow would be gone.  They act like they are gonna be stranded for days.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 28, 2012
    • Lol! A mystery we may never know the answer to!!!




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 28, 2012
    • LOL!  I’m so glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand.  We‘re supposed to be having a “big blizzard” here.  At most a blizzard lasts 3 days.  I don’t think anyone is going to starve in three days!!!




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      Cc-u wrote Feb 28, 2012
    • Maybe it’s an instinct thing




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      Linda L wrote Feb 29, 2012
    • Well, anything is possible you can be stranded for days and you can eat bread until you‘re sick of it. After the storm  clears you’ll want to go out due to cabin fever. Drive to your favorite restaurant or buy more bread. LOL




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      Mzd3 wrote Feb 29, 2012
    • Just to feel prepared for anything I would guess.




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      Kmarie wrote Feb 29, 2012
    • I a few friends who never stock up on anything until their is a storm, so they always have to run out and buy, bread is popular because if the power goes out you can always eat sandwiches and gas in the car goes back to the belief that if there is gasoline in the car the gas line will not freeze and if the power goes out the gasoline pumps can not work and you will have gasoline while others will not,




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      Kyah wrote Mar 1, 2012
    • Well, I live in a state that has seen plenty of bad snowstorms. Only my purchases would not be the same as say someone with kids. I’ll buy crackers, sardines, tuna fish, toilet paper, ravioli in a can, just in case power goes out. I keep huge blocks of ice in the freezer just in case I have to toss whatever’s left in a cooler.  

      Gas in the car makes sense to me just in case of emergency. If the roads are semi-clear, the last thing you want to have to search for is an open gas station and ain’t nothing worse than getting stuck in several feet of snow and use up what little you have trying to get out of that spot. But when we had that hurricane last year, you’d be surprised even though many were evacuated, plenty were towed off the road for running out of gas. If I had a car I would always make sure I had a full tank in anticipation of bad weather.




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