Saturday, March 26, 2022

10 Things from This Month

In no particular order...

  1. It's snake season in the desert southwest.  If you are a runner or a hiker, watch where you step!
  2. This young woman's abduction has dominated local news.  A couple of things to remember, this kind of thing can happen anywhere, even in places where this sort of thing NEVER happens.  Also, it's better to fight an abductor in the public place where he is trying to take you than to comply and have him kill you in some remote place where they will never find your body. Never go to a second location.
  3. If you haven't been stockpiling food, now may be a good time to do so.  This is a good hedge against both food shortages and massive increases in food prices.
  4. A good way to become internet famous (and/or blow up your neighborhood) is to stockpile gasoline in the wrong way.  There are proper ways to store extra gas (and with skyrocketing gas prices this might be a good idea).
  5. Now is a great time to start your garden in many places.  Even if you have very little space to garden, most people can still grow a few things to augment their grocery shopping.
  6. Add some more cash to the money you carry in your wallet and keep at home.  If a cyber attack takes down ATMs and banking systems, at least you will have cash to buy food and other necessities.
  7. Take a break from doom-scrolling, or better yet, take a break from the internet and social media all together.  An entire weekend away from the internet will do your stress level a world of good.
  8. Prepare for wildfires.  Wildfire season used to be an actual season, these days it is a nearly year-round thing.  Even if you don't live in an area that regularly gets wildfire activity, take steps to create a safety barrier around you home in the oft chance that any sort of fire happens in your neighborhood.
  9. While we are on the topic, hurricane season is coming up soon so be prepared for this type of natural disaster if you live in a hurricane-prone area as is tornado season so prepare accordingly.  FWIW, if a hurricane or tornado is predicted, check out Ryan Hall on YouTube for his live weather forecast/storm chasing videos.
  10. Finally, take this advice from Dave Ramsey and make sure your insurance overage is keeping up with the value of your property.


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