Thinking about amusement and entertainment during a period of crisis may at first blush seem frivolous but think about it. If things were bad, really bad, and you had to shelter in place or perhaps move to a community shelter, what would you do to while away the hours? Let us assume you have food, water plus the other necessities of life (TP, meds, first aid, sleeping bags) on hand so the basics are covered. Now your choices are:
1. Sit around and grouse about how bad things are 2. Feel sorry for your self and get depressed 3. Make the best of things and keep mind engagedGiven a choice – and given that the basics are covered because you have been following the weekly preps at Backdoor Survival – I go for door number three. Today I took a stroll around the house and gathered up some fun and games to stash in one of my survival bins. Here is what I included:
- A selection of paperback novels. I chose thrillers and suspense tomes – pure escapist
- A deck of Canasta cards. It seems that everyone at on time or another learned to play Canasta from from their grandparents. And if not, no worries. The rules are included in the box.
- A book of Sudoku along with some mechanical pencils and a big eraser. (Whenever my mind feels fuzzy or slow, I get out the Sudoku which always helps to get the brain cells going.)