Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Simple Survival Tips - The Value of Backups

During the course of our everyday lives, many of us have items that get misplaced (keys?), lost, break and even get stolen. In an emergency situation, the last thing you will need to be doing is hunting for something that has been lost or misplaced. It is time you may not have.

Simple things like an extra set of house keys may save you from being locked out of your home. A spare set of car keys may save you a lot of misery and embarassment from that look on the wife's face that says "Just who is the dummy now?"

You can have the best gear money can buy but if it gets lost or misplaced it will not be of much help. Even the strongest and best tools will do little to help your situation if they become lost. If your tool happens to break, then you are really in trouble!

Having a backup is one of the easiest ways to avoid a simple problem that could leave you in a desperate situation. A fully stocked emergency kit is a good thing! Having an extra emergency kit is an even better thing.

Got backup?

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

8 comments:

Brigid said...

keys, propane heater, ammo, matches, and a four pack of Guinness. In case I can't find the others in the dark.

Anonymous said...

its ALL about backups and redundancy!!!Newer better gear replaces older stuff. Even old food and meds are kept just in case. Unfortunately the way things are headed these days we may find ourselves very grateful for a ten year old box of oatmeal or a 15 year old course of antibiotics or a nearly dead AA battery. -doctorzero

HermitJim said...

I'm thinking backups for my backups...can't worry about it if I am in a hurry, ya know. Grab it and go...with backups in the truck.

Ken said...

...equally important as the 'backup' gear,is the locaton of said items,in relation to the primary...think about it ?...think ahead,be able to get to a 'spare',where that spare is most likely to be used

riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

Good thing my son-in0law keeps a few extra bottle of Guiness in the backup fridge!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 8:40

So true! The days of our "throw-away" society may be reaching the end.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Hermit JIm

I've got backups in my pockets, my house, my truck and yep my backups have backups....

Great minds think alike...

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Excellent point sir! It's the old saying about putting all your eggs in one basket. Not a good thing.

RW

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