Why Prepare

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Why Prepare?  Well, let me take a quick second to tell you why we prepare.

Monday I spent all day out in the woods for work, It was raining, and by the end of the day I was soaked to the bone. I am not complaining mind you, as a bad day in the field is better than a good day in the office, but by the time I got home all I wanted to do was dry off, warm up, and get a nice hot meal and brag to my wife how cool a job I have…

So as I am getting close to home my wife called telling me a tree fell in the yard, she said we still has electricity, but she was worried. On first glance it wasn’t that big of a deal, but as I walked closer I noticed that the tree caught my power line and did a lot of damage.

I was worried about the risk of fire and electrocution, as we had a tree crossing a power-line, into a wire fence, with the meter ripped away from the house and loose wires hanging free, all in the middle of a rain storm

I went into emergency mode, and told the wife to grab a set of clothes for the night and call the electric company as I turned the breaker off and checked the animals.

Luckily, as we have flashlights hanging from several doorknobs, and “go-kits” with a change of clothes medicine and a little emergency cash, emergency mode only lasted a few minutes.

We went up the street to the hotel, splurged on a nice restaurant meal, and the next day I called an electrician and the insurance company.

This was an unexpected problem, and rather minor, but by having a good general preplan, it made our life a lot easier, even though we never thought this particular event would happen.

This leads me to my final point. Plan A is a long, uneventful, and happy life, Plan B is a good rifle, and plenty of beans and bullets. We are not scared, because we are prepared. Prepping makes life easier, and if it doesn’t your doing it wrong.

Maybe you can see how it helps me and my family to have some level of constant preparedness.  If it does, maybe you can stop asking the question, Why Prepare?


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