It's been a fairly quiet summer (minus the increasing covid number, the Afghanistan mess, our president losing his mind, etc) but now that fall is just around the corner, it is a good time to get these tasks done:
- Prep your home for fall.
- Prep your car for fall.
- Review and restock your car emergency kit.
- Dump your bug out bag, make sure it is stocked for cooler weather, and rotate perishables.
- Get your kids ready to go back to school (taking special care with the current pandemic situation).
- Prep for fall weather in your area (also be prepared for unusual weather situations).
- Go on a couple fall hiking or camping trips.
- Speaking of which, there are still a few fee-free National Park Days coming up.
- Or better yet, pick up a National Park Pass so you can visit when parks are less busy (there are several free-pass categories for seniors, military, and even 4th graders).
- For another fee-free activity, pick up free museum tickets for Museum Day.
- On a different note, consider refinancing your mortgage while rates are historically low.
- In fact, getting out of debt all together is the best option during times of financial upheaval.
- Consider volunteering. It's a great way to serve your community as well as learn good prepper skills (examples here, here, and here).
- With the wide range of shortages popping up all over, be proactive and buy things before you need them.
- Consider stockpiling even more food than usual as food shortages are predicted for at least the rest of this year.
- Speaking of shortages, prep now for the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc) as toys and other supplies are expected to be in short supply this year.
- Check your free credit report (there have been several data breaches lately, you don't want to unknowingly have your credit messed up when you need it).
- Consider taking a day or even a week off from ALL media--both social media and regular media--every once in a while. With the constant barrage of negative news, taking time away from it all is a very relaxing and restful thing to do.
- Prepare accordingly for covid--it appears that it won't be going away any time soon.
- Also take some time for long-term planning--with global warming, things aren't getting better in that area either.
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