Many sites that are not mainstream media are supporting this Notable News: “The Government orders Survival Kits for Banks.” While some sites will share potentially real documentation of the order for these kits (such as the section of the article below found on FreeBeacon.com )…
The emergency supplies would be for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country. The survival kit includes everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets.
The government is willing to spend up to $200,000 on the kits, according to the solicitation released on Dec. 4.
Other articles are focusing more on the reasons and content of the kits and what that may mean for the survivalists and conspiracy theorists such as these portions of an article found about the topic on WeasternJournalism.com
Preppers sometimes get a bad rap, especially the hardcore survivalists who stockpile tons of packaged food and ammunition in underground bunkers. But what about the apparent prepper mentality of U.S. government officials now awaiting bids on a solicitation they recently made for “emergency preparedness” survival kits for banks?
The Treasury Department doesn’t specifically say why it feels the kits are needed. But the contents of each survival kit are specifically named in the government’s solicitation for a contractor to provide them:
• 2400-calorie food bar (minimum 5-year shelf life)
• 3-pack 8.5 oz. water (minimum 5-year shelf life)
• 50 water purification tablets (minimum 5-year shelf life)
• Reusable solar blanket 52” x 84”
• Dust mask
• One-size fits all poncho with hood
• 12 hr. light stick
• 1 pair of latex gloves
• Whistle with lanyard
• 33 piece personal first aid kit
• 5 Wet Naps
• Dynamo rechargeable lantern with AM/FM radio
• Air-Aid emergency mask
We of course would like to see the exact information of this on the Treasury Website to verify the existence of the order. However, if it is true rather than use this information for some form of panic or paranoia that the Government knows that ‘something is up’ like so many of the tones set by other media and fear-mongers, we prefer a different approach to using this information.
If you have a family member or a friend who kind of wonders why you prepare or perhaps gives you some guff for it, this is a fantastic opportunity to show that you are not alone, nor are you a conspirator, nut-job or alarmist. If indeed you direct them to reputable sites that prove our Government does take preparedness seriously itself, and that being prepared is not all about bunkers, arsenals and only for the anti-social recluse, you may just win some of them over to see the light.
Take this opportunity to FACT find and rather than spread fear and distrust, use the information to help save the lives of those you love. Encourage them into action rather than frighten them. You’ll appear more sane and they’ll be more likely to grow more capable rather than simply react.
You have the power to help others. Wield it wisely.