With all the lovely things going on the past week or so, are you feeling the panic? The "I have to get (insert whatever you have to get) and I have to get it now" feeling?
Not to drive you into a panic, but below are a few thing to make you think a bit on prepping for your family's survival. Today in the news:
~ The Ruskies got lonely in the "we haven't started a war in a while" camp and naturally the US has to go giving orders.
~ Might be time to find a new Paki friend for Bush
~ Freddie and Fannie, an economic fundraiser paid for by YOU
~ More refunds
~ The Anti-Christ is born...just kidding, that will be my nephew's title
With the exception of the last one, the rest give me the willies. Okay, maybe the last one does too but not for the same reasons. The rest have made me get to eyeing the pantry preps and such. I find that we are good on everything but meats for about 6 months if we stay in place (if it is possible). If we have to BO, well...we'll be packing the vehicle full of food stuffs first. If we have the time.
So tonight is revise the plan night. Tonight is sit down, make a list of the most probable scenarios we'd be dealing with and find solutions/actions that will work for us. Now, I've done this with things like weather/storm related issues, fire, chem spills and other things that wouldn't neccessarily require we be gone for an extended period (aka a week or more). We're good there.
The issues I'm working on tonight are more along the lines of quick BO's to "the place" and what we would be able to toss in the vehicle in a matter of minutes. There is already a tote in there with a few days worth of easy, non-perishable foods, water, clothing, blankets and the like. The three season tent and personal BOB's are set up in an easy access location for grabbing on the way out the door.
So for my own mental access, I'll pop down a list of things I'm going to be adding to the vehicle tomorrow morning:
~ camp stove and fuel (not sure about the fuel...have to think on that)
~ basic camp cooking supplies (cook pot, plates, utensils)
~ the 5 gallon solar shower (not a need but will be good for carrying extra water if needed)
~ Extra couple of gallons of water
Not much...just making it look like we are always ready to go camping. Yeah, that's it. Camping. Nothing to see here, move on along.
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