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Old 19-03-2018, 08:36   #226
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Not to mention ensuring that the community spirit is there to ensure that the government's "cavalry" resources are competently deployed when they are actually needed.
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Perhaps... but overall, what's the better "prepping" strategy - simply amassing a store of stuff, or working with others to ensure that your community and by extension your country have the resilience and resources to manage catastrophe? Not to mention the wisdom to keep out of self-made trouble.

(Correct answer is, of course, do both)
I'm a believer in praying for the best, and preparing for the worst.

And, unfortunately, like getting cancer gave me a new appreciation for life, Katrina gave me a new appreciation for being prepared. Sometimes, just being told, isn't enough; you just have to actually experience it.

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I'm a believer in praying for the best, and preparing for the worst.

And, unfortunately, like getting cancer gave me a new appreciation for life, Katrina gave me a new appreciation for being prepared. Sometimes, just being told, isn't enough; you just have to actually experience it.

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I grew up out in the boonies, and it is still not too unusual to go two weeks or more without power or access to external stores or even communication. (Storms, forest fires, some doofus with a backhoe...) Some self-sufficiency is built-in out here. But a lot of it is simply getting into the habit of re-filling the tanks/cupboards/woodshed when they're half empty. That is, just keep the regular inventory stocked up - not some bunker full of "emergency" stuff mouldering away in the back yard.

I did recently clean out the galley and made a fresh start, because it has been under-utilized as of late. Hmm... why do I have three vegetable steamers on board? And four boxes of Ritz, in varying stages of decay? Who knew peanut butter could form...that? Why is the Tabasco always empty? Oops.

I do like to keep the jeep and the boat stocked up and ready for instant departure, in case I actually get a few days off. Have to get out the door before the phone rings! Speaking of which...
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