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Be Prepared

Hurricane season, and Commander Dave’s sharing a view of his Be Prepared box with us. We’re probably not as prepared; though we’ve got all the same sort of stuff around it’s not packed and ready to go. Heck, even my everyday carry-it-in-my-truck pack of ropes, first aid kit, maps, etc. has gotten used and not replenished, now that I think of it. (Being prepared isn’t something that you can do once and forget about – some occasional maintenance is required.) With about 275 miles to the Atlantic and 300 to the Gulf, we like to feel that we’ll get plenty of warning. In the case of hurricanes, that’s probably true, but other threats can come more quickly.

No matter what part of the country we live in, there’s always something to be prepared for, isn’t there? Hurricanes, tornados, floods, wildfires, mudslides, tsunamis, earthquakes… and of course those little man-made problems. Good post, Dave, and thanks for the reminder. Don’t be afraid, but do be prepared.

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