We have had many nice comments about the first part of this article so lets finish the second part of "Plan Ahead & Prepare - Are You Ready?". Here we'll continue with the same thoughts on the subject but now looking at our primitive wares as an additional resource. Note the amounts of each grouping; this is something to consider when going through your camping equipment whether modern or primitive. Most don't realize their homeowner's insurance will probably cover any losses. Keep an accurate list that has current prices on your wares. I try and update about every six months. Pictures help adjusters make a closer value on your losses if this would ever happen.
In the Sep/Oct issue we looked what was the recommended list of supplies we should have on hand for this growing problem. At the end of "Plan Ahead & Prepare - Are You Ready?" I mentioned in the next issue we would look at our primitive camping equipage that would work in this situation. The camping equipage you have will do dual purpose, use it don't buy for the sake of getting something new.
Plan Ahead & Prepare - Are You Ready?
(cont from the last issue of Smoke Signals).
Here’s how I am approaching this “unwanted task” called such because we are spooled and don’t think such problems will ever reach our shores.
This is our personal list we have on hand, yours will vary with family needs and number of members. We have a number of the items shown by FEMA - LDS - BSA Emergency Preparedness not all items apply to our personal needs. As maybe the same for you, you have to pick and choose what's right for you and your family.
|Please don’t just put this on a back shelf, this type of preparedness is needed more than ever before in the history of our country with world situations and weather changes that could happen at any time.|
This is a listing of my camp equipage kept cleaned, packed - ready for whatever.
is my complete camp mess that will handle (4) four members of the party.
camp equipage is kept cleaned & packed ready for the next camp.
COST – approximate
replacement value $6,000.00
The listing shown of my personal camp equipage is to the bare minimum, good for a long weekend or as long as several months on the ground. Edibles would be the only renewable items needed for most part.
Try to make everything taken do several jobs.You will find that your own list will be as long or longer, cut it down, lighter is better. ___________________________
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