Saturday, 18 April 2015

10:07 – We’re doing the usual Saturday stuff. I’m just getting ready to start the laundry. Barbara is out running errands. She’ll be doing yard work later, but she has to wait for the grass to dry.

I’ll call this guy Tim. It’s not his real name, but then Jen isn’t her real name either. I’d written a complete response that totaled about 800 words, but WordPress ate my text when I tried to publish. So I’m just going to send Tim a copy of the draft chapter on emergency kits.

I realize you’re busy, and if you don’t have the time for a specific reply that’s fine. Feel free to quote this message, but please do not identify me.

I’m going to be doing as much as I can to be more prepared without drawing too much attention. I may buy a trunk full of stuff from Sam’s Club every Saturday morning instead of renting a trailer like Jen did.

The reason I’m trying to be low key is my wife’s sister and her husband that I previously mentioned as poorly prepared have given more thought to the subject than anyone else in my wife’s family. I’m sure they already think I’m a bit eccentric, so that’s not the issue. There are lots of people around me who are too busy not planning for the “normal” future to consider being prepared for unanticipated events. I don’t want to freak them out too much. If I brought home an AR-15, they’d get weird. So when the time comes that the next thing on the list is to get an AR-15, it will just show up next to the shotgun in the gun safe. Which reminds me that I need a shotgun and a gun safe. Both are higher on the list than an AR-15 though.

One of my wife’s high school friends and her husband are preppers, who told my wife they have an emergency kit in their car and my wife should too. I guess I’m going to have to “give in” to their suggestion.

I know you have talked about some of the stuff in your in car and bugout kits before. Have you posted an actual inventory yet? It would be a good starting point for my assembling in car and grab and go kits.