Well, there are two ways of thinking on this. Do you A. want to be prepared for a temporary glitch in the grid (natural disaster, electrical grid issue, pandemic, temporary disruption in fuel availability etc) or, B. do you want to live a prepared sustainable lifestyle?
"When someone like Obama throws a switch to shut off communication beyond word of mouth “in order to help us help ourselves”…
BTW: He’s already put legislation in place to do exactly that…"
Eat what you store, store what you eat.
Does it make sense to get 1000 lbs of hard red wheat when you don't have a grinder? Or if you don't know how to make bread?
Do you have a way to cook your stores? Something else to keep in mind...