Getting Prepared Month 8: Adding Supplies, Tasks, and an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Your Vehicle
Gaye Levy, Contributor
May 8, 2012
You may be familiar with the saying “behind the eight ball”. This idiom implies that you are in a tough, difficult or losing position from which it is unlikely to escape.
Now surely that is not someplace that any of us wants to be, and for that reason alone we find justification to prepare. Prepare for what?
Who knows. It might be a major disaster, it might be a personal health or financial crisis, it might be a terrorist attack or it might be the collapse of civilized society as we know it. Whatever the reason, the need to prepare is ingrained in us from the time we reach young adulthood. After all, the very first insurance policy we purchased was our way of saying “I am going to be prepared”.
These days, we cannot count on traditional insurance to keep us safe, to keep us fed, and to keep us sheltered from the storms that are brewing in our world. Instead, it is my belief that we must self-insure by storing away supplies and learning skills that will get us by when going is not so good.