During my recent vacation, I made a pest of myself by asking strangers whether they were prepared. This was done in a very polite manner after engaging in small talk and learning where they lived and asking about the likelihood of a natural disaster in their home town.
Responses such as “Oh yes, of course. We have five gallons of water, some canned goods, and a basement” were common. And so it goes. Just this weekend I learned of a local establishment that will serve as a Red Cross shelter if the big one (earthquake) comes along. Not 30 minutes later I learned that the same establishment was built on fill and would be swept away if there were a quake of any major magnitude.
Sorry, I am getting off track. It is just that I get so frustrated when I hear such idiocy.
In todays blast from the near past, I share an article I wrote describing givers and the takers and decisions we may be forced to make if the stuff hits the fan.
THE FINAL WORD
From time to time I feature bonus articles that are buried in the Backdoor Survival archives. I hope you enjoy this one.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Condor Compact Assault Pack: The popular pack has 4 compartments including on that is hydration compatible.
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