In this day and age it’s nice to see something that raises our spirits.
Every day before going to school a young boy helped a deer, who just happened to be blind, find food. This story first came to us from Reddit, and Reddit user Bluecollarclassicist.
A blind deer lived in a neighborhood in Illinois, where bluecollarclassisit lives. An animal like this could not normally live long in a suburban environment; but due to the efforts of this one child, the deer now has a chance to survive.
The survival rate of any animal declines when they live outside their natural habitats, but add in vehicles and urban sprawl and their chances recede even further, particularly if they’re blind, as this deer was. Chances of being hit and killed by an automobile were much higher than that of a sighted animal.
As luck would have it, this particular deer wandered into a neighborhood where a kind-hearted and generous boy lived. Not only did the boy give up time he could have spent playing, he watched over the animal and made certain it had a safe place to rest and food to eat. Fortunately, the news about this wonderful story flew and reached the ears of a local rescue organization who undertook the deed of moving the deer to a place where it could live safely and happily.
The deer’s 10-year-old benefactor never tried to adopt him as a pet, he just searched for the deer quietly every day until he found him. With the rescue organization now alerted to the deer’s plight, they caught him and moved him to a shelter where he could be safe and have a peaceful life among other animals.
Bluecollarclassicist and his wife thought this was one of the sweetest and kindest examples of someone being helpful and understanding they had witnessed and hope to reward the young boy’s selfless acts by taking him to visit the deer where the wildlife rehabilitation group placed him in relative safety at the state wildlife preserve. Not all heroes wear capes.
In the United States, there’s a whole sub-culture dedicated to amassing supplies for the end times. These preppers often consider widespread, earth-shattering catastrophe to be an inevitability, and they stock up on food, water, weapons, and tools accordingly.
Here are a few supplies that you might want to keep handy in your underground survival bunker:
10 years’ worth of pancake mix
BJ’s The end of the world doesn’t have to mean the end of pancake breakfasts. BJ’s sells a 28-pound pail of pancake mix for $61.99. All you need to do is add water to the mixture, then get to flipping.
Packets of ramen noodles
Roundeye Supply Ramen isn’t just the stereotypical meal of choice for cash-strapped college students. These noodles can last for a decade, making them an excellent option for survivors living during the end times.
Roundeye Supply offers consumers a number of relatively cheap bulk options in a variety of different flavors.
A bucket of beans
Sam’s Club Dry beans have an excellent shelf life, and therefore should be considered key staple of any prepper’s grocery list.
You can get a substantial tub of dried pinto beans for $100.98 at Sam’s Club.
Bottles of apple cider vinegar
WebstaurantStore Any smart prepper knows to keep a good amount of apple cider vinegar on hand in case of emergency. Not only can you add a splash of this mild acid to flavor your food, you can also use it to keep your survival bunker clean.
Amazon The fall of society is likely to make dashing over to your doctor’s office a tad more difficult. A first aid kit, which you can find on Amazon for $25.57, is a must for your survival bunker.
A years’ worth of diapers
Sam’s Club What’s harder than making it through doomsday? Making it through doomsday with a baby in tow.
If you suspect that you might become the post-Armageddon caretaker of a small child, it’s not a bad idea to drop $407.76 on a 12-month supply of diapers at Sam’s Club.
A portable toilet
Amazon Maintaining a sanitary environment in your survival bunker is key. You can purchase a portable toilet on Amazon. If you want to be extra prepared, you can spring for a pack of four mini-toilets for $246.99.
A splash of whiskey
Master of Malt You’ve got to be on alert during the apocalypse, so don’t let the end of the world drive you to drink. Still, whiskey is a good option for anyone who wants to party like it’s 1999. As long as you keep the bottle sealed and stored properly, it’ll last.
When it comes to buying whiskey in bulk, there’s a $167.32 4.5-liter bottle of Jameson up for grabs on the Masters of Malt website. Unfortunately for American preppers, the website also says that it’s currently unable to deliver this behemoth beverage across the Atlantic.
A ton of rice
Amazon If you keep rice dry, it’ll last for decades. Amazon sells a 28-pound bucket of white rice, which boasts a 30-year shelf life. Altogether, the pail contains 45,900 calories.
A container of powdered milk
Target Milk probably shouldn’t be at the top of your apocalyptic shopping list. Even if you’re able to keep your supply refrigerated, milk only lasts so long before it starts to stink and curdle.
But powdered milk is a different story. Unopened, a 20-pound pail of powdered milk from Target will last up to 20 years. This spotted, four-gallon bucket will set you back $95.33.
A bag of salt
Amazon Salt would be an important commodity in a world without refrigeration, allowing you to preserve other foods. You can buy a 25-pound bag of salt on Amazon for $30.99.
A pack of light sticks
Fire Supply Depot Some eschatological scenarios hold that darkness will envelop the earth during the end times.
So it’s important to make sure that you’re able to see, whether you’re hunkered down in your bunker or attempting to traverse a post-apocalyptic terrain. Glow sticks can help light up your life, literally.
Fortunately, Fire Supply Depot hawks packs of 50 green light sticks that glow up to 12 hours each. If you decide to buy multiple packs, you could save up to 20%.
A pot of honey
Costco Pure honey never goes bad, so you can still embrace your sweet tooth after the arrival of the four horsemen. For $126.99, you can buy a 40-pound tub of US-made organic honey at Costco.
Lots and lots of water
Costco You can’t survive long without water. Don’t be shy about hoarding all the bulk packs of water bottles and water cooler containers that you can lay your hands on. If you want to really get ahead of the game, you can even collect the supplies you need to make your own water purification system.
Gargantuan supplies of food kits
Costco Retailers like Sam’s Club and Costco have become famous for stocking huge kits of emergency food supplies.
At Costco, you can buy a year’s worth of food for $4,699.99, or a $5,999.99 supply that will last four people an entire year.
Sam’s Club members can purchase a year’s worth of food pails for $1,443 or three years’ worth of food pails for $3,499.