Monday, January 16, 2006

Be Prepared

Yeah, it's the Boy Scout Motto.

And Liberal whinging notwithstanding, the Boy Scouts is a pretty classy organization, and teach some pretty useful things.

This ain't about the Scouts though.

Rivrdog writes about preparedness quite a bit, both on his main blog, and on Paratus.

There are many different kinds of ways to be prepared - Rivrdog focuses on one area, and does a pretty fine job of it, in my opinion. I've posted (albeit briefly) on pistols and rifles that work well together in emergency situations. Kim has posted regularly about SHTF preparations of many kinds, and Doc Russia has a couple of good posts about first aid preparedness.

One other way to be prepared, is to be able to take advantage of a good deal when it comes across your path. In other words, having some money set aside, not earmarked for anything, and not part of your emergency fund, will sometimes let you become more prepared in a more specific way.

Lisa and I did that last one tonight... I'll post more about it tomorrow, because accomplishing it tonight kinda wiped me out. But here's a hint... our bug-out bags now have wheels!

2 Comments:

Blogger Cap' Mo said...

You two have got to go "camping" with us sometime this spring. Just know that the kids are going to want to show you everything that they've experienced over the past 10 years all in one day.
We can rent a pontoon barg for a small amount and spend half a day on the lake (if it ever rains) and catch plenty of fishy's to fry up. The kids are always stoked about tying up to the dock at the liquor store so even if the fish aren't bittin' the beer's still cold.
I'm partially amazed that you haven't posted about the transmission part 2 but I wouldn't blame you for not. That was embarassing for me and I'm an idiot when it comes to cars... but it was a good learning experience.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Cap' Mo said...

The last of that last post was meant jokingly. Do not take it seriously as the issue was quickly sorted out and I am very proud of myself for fixing it. I am partially capable even if I don't enjoy it.

10:13 PM  

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