My wife and I used to have three cars until my 91 Ford Ranger P.O.S. bit the dust. Three cars for two working adults. It was not an uncommon event to ask me why was owned three cars. My answer was simple – “Just in case – you never know.” Now I am down to two and I feel nervous as it will be a serious pain if something happens to one of them. Oh well – will look for a cheap one.
It just kinda clicked this morning that cars are not the only thing I try to have at least two of. To keep this website going I have at least two computers. I have multiple chargers fr my cell phone. We have a spare set of keys for each car and of course the house.When it comes to preparedness the old saying – “One is none and two is one” just flat out makes sense. Redundancy is one of the most basic aspects of preparedness.
Just something to keep in mind when looking at preps:
How many ways do you have to provide drinkable water?
How many ways to cook without electricity?
How many ways to communicate if phones go out?
How many ways to heat in the winter if the power goes out?
How many methods of transportation do you have?
Someone new to prepping would do well to look at their gas grill as their back up cooking source, but what if the propane runs out? How about a Deadwood Stove? How about a few extra propane tanks rather than the ONE that most people have?
Looking at all aspects of my preps I see deep redundancies in some areas – and improvements needed in others. I need more back up heating, and improvement in the “shelter” department. Firearms and back up cooking – check. Medical and first aid – not bad.
How about you? Any plans for improvement in the coming year?