Monday, May 2, 2011

Operational Security - Breached

Well, I started doing an inventory of the stuff I have put by in the pantry, and I was not really pleased.  Seems there's a discrepancy between what I purchased and what I actually have.  It seems hubby has been very generous.  The grasshopper shows his true colours.  It seems his dead-beat sister has been visiting and he's been giving her my preps.  And all the dehydrated strawberries are pretty much eaten up.

There's a lot of "seems to be" going on. 

I've read quite a bit about opsec, but there's no real guidance for when your spouse is the biggest threat to your preps.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

8 comments:

Bitsy said...

Yeah, that's a rough one. Hubby and I aren't exactly on the same page when it comes to preps. He thinks there's a "limit," and eventually "enough is enough."

So, to this end, I am sometimes vague about the stuff I have or buy. I'll say, "I got some extra canned veggies at the supermarket," but I don't necessarily go into specifics. And he's not the kind of man who's going to go digging around in the pantry.

Ollamha Anne said...

As hubby does most of the cooking, vagueness is not an option. I'm thinking off-site storage. Sigh!

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

I just blogged about starting to keep a secondary cache in my work locker. Do you have anywhere to else to store supplies other than the "breached location?"

Mary said...

Smile! You might try sending him for the replacements as you discover them. It is a bit of a dilemma though. You take care and have a good day. Blessings...Mary

Ollamha Anne said...

We have lockers at work; however, they are in plain view of the production floor, so I'd have to go in before or after hours, and be ready with an excuse for being there if security asks. Good thought, Orange Jeep Dad!

Mary, I'd send him out for replacements if I thought he'd actually do it. Unfortunately, he just gets snarky and calls me neurotic. If it's neurotic to not want my family to starve to death, then I guess I am.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

LoL, if I did that, I'd find dead tool silhouettes in the garage. "Honey, where's my ball ping hammer?"...as she snickers.

Arsenius the Hermit said...

Maybe you just need to tell him you would really appreciate it if he wouldn't do that. I'm new to your blog, so I don't know how you and he interrelate. I know if my wife asked me to stop doing something, I'd be sure she had a good reason and I'd stop doing it.

Ollamha Anne said...

I have asked him not to but he said he forgot. While he is forgetful, I don't think he's THAT forgetful. He just doesn't take it seriously. He's a grasshopper with his head in the sand.

However, I got a promotion at work, and I will have an office that locks, so I'm thinking a discreet "footstool" with preps in it might be just the thing.