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Dacula family prepares for doomsday

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DACULA, Ga. -

As the clock ticks down to December 21, some local residents say they are prepared no matter crisis might come.

An interpretation of the Mayan calendar has led some to believe that the world will end on December 21.

Dacula resident Mike Mester says that economics, and not Mayan prophecy, will lead to the collapse of society.

"We rely so much on the grocery stores that if that logistics chain breaks down, it's only a matter of days before those shelves are empty," said Mester.
 
Mike and his family in Dacula have stored enough food and supplies for 10 people for two years.
    
"We are not saying the world is going to end tomorrow.  It is not going to end on December 21, 2012.  But there are things that could happen," said Mester.

He has a sizeable stockpile for his pets as well.

Mike says it goes back to his New England upbringing in harsh winters. So call him a prepper, call him nuts -- he's heard it before.

"I think of it is they forgot that this country was founded on self-reliance," said Mester.

Mester teaches his survival knowledge.  At the very least, he says families should have basic stockpiles of water, food, first aid and communications to last three days.

"It's your choice what you want to prepare for.  But at a minimum you should have a three day supply on hand and that means three gallons of water to start with," he said.

Georgia Emergency Management has a mobile app that can help you prepare for a three day emergency. Click here for more information.

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