Old Billo, the Survivalist! By John Steele

     In the future, when the press come out here in the scrub to find a wild man with a Cold Steel Bowie, to give preppers a bad name, well, I will send them on their way to Bill Gates:

“Appearing recently on BBC Radio Live, Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, revealed she and her husband stored food in their basement years ago in anticipation of a pandemic. A transcript is as follows: EMMA BARRETT: In terms of your own — again, just to talk about you and Bill for being so familiar with this — had you made any preparations? I was very struck by when I rewatched Bill’s talk from 2015, he rolled that barrel onto the stage and said, “When I was growing up, nuclear was kind of the threat, everyone was very worried about bombs and all sorts of threats like that, and we had this barrel in our basement where we’d have to go and eat out of it if we went in.” Had you done preparation in your own lives? MELINDA GATES: We had done some preparation, yes. BARRETT: What does the mean in terms of — because we had issues here in the UK with people panic shopping — how does a couple like you, who has this insight, how do you get prepared for that? GATES: A number of years ago, we talked about, “What if there wasn’t clean water? What if there wasn’t enough food? Where might we go? What might we do as a family?” So, I think we should leave those preparations to ourselves. We had prepared, and had some food in the basement in case needed, and now we’re all in the same situation.”

     We should not be surprised that the Masters of the Universe are ahead of the curve. But, really, when it comes to it, put Gates and me out in the 40 C  outback with no water and food, with just a Bowie knife each, no help either, and see who would make it. Hey Bill, if you are reading this, want to take the challenge?



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