The panic buying of toilet paper, this has to be the biggest joke among preppers to dat, ever in history. Why would you panic buy toilet paper? It does not nourish you, it can’t protect you and it won’t defend you.
It shows the inability of the everyday person to prepare, it shows the lack of understanding of basic preparation. Toilet paper is the least of your concerns at this point. Food and other supplies should be priority.
So why did all of this panic buying happen in the first place? It is called symbiotic behavior. A handful of people began doing it and the masses began to follow. Social media is a large cause of this as everything on social media is blow up to mega proportions.
Take for example the tide pods challenge. Just because one or a few did it, it became a global problem. The same applies for Coronavirus.
This would have been no different if it had been shampoo, there would have been panic buying and shampoo would be in high demand. All it takes is for one to sit back, think really hard about what you need and what you can do without.
We all see newspapers out there every day don’t we? Newspaper makes an excellent butt wipe. If everyone had thought of this to begin with, there would be a lot of people with extra food and a great toilet paper substitute.
Don’t listen to social media to make your prepping plans, you will only fail. Prepare for what you need and only for what you need. Over prepping and panic buying will only hurt you in the long run.