Finally got around to watching the Bird Flu movie last night. It was…eh. A little over-the-top in some areas and a little underplayed in others. However, there were a few interesting moments and more than a few details that I think were underappreciated…
At the beginning of the flick, the American at the Chinese factory is chiding them for being ahead of schedule, saying that no one wants to pay for warehouse space so things should be shipped as needed on a ‘just in time’ basis. What this means, of course, is that when borders are tightened and no imports are coming into the country, once the shelves go bare at Walmart theyre staying bare.
In the background of the outdoor scenes you could see large piles of garbage bags from the cessation of trash pickup. Its not mentioned in the movie but its there nonetheless.
Interesting watching the shoppers racing through the empty supermarket grabbing what they can and hurrying to the next aisle. Same with the mom looking through her cupboards and finding nothing but ‘rice and flour’. (Hey, if you’ve got rice youre not gonna starve…)
The timeline in the movie appeared to be about three, maybe four, months. I figure between the freeze drieds, the MRE’s and the stuff in the cabinets the girlfriend and I could do three months and probably four before things got interesting. This, of course, discounts the last-minute panic buying that I’d do once it became readily apparent that the situation was spiraling out of control.
Anyway, it was an interesting movie but I think it lacked a certain amount of authenticity… the Katrinaesque brutality was missing.
From everything I read, Mountain House is still a couple months behind on their #10 can orders. Its worth mentioning that there are other FDF outfits as well and they might not be having the availability issues MH is having.
Since these are disquieting times, and because my girlfriend is burning up around 350-500 rounds of 9mm a week, we’ve gone in on getting a Dillon RL1050 to start producing mass quantities of ammo for ourselves. First up is 9mm and once I’ve got a healthy amount of that sitting around I’ll move onto .45 ACP, .38/.357 and then some .223. Hopefully 7.62×39 will come down in price here within the next few months…I really don’t want to have to reload for it. I’ve about 4k rounds on hand at the moment but you cant have too much ammo, you know?