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On Being Prepared

September 12th, 2011

Mr Chiots and I are campers, we love to tent camp and now we enjoy camping in our little camper. As we were traveling across the country we stayed in some campgrounds that were very nice with showers, laundry and swimming pools, but the majority of the time we were in campgrounds with pit toilets and some had no running water. We had no internet or cell phone service for most of our trip. We actually appreciate that part of camping, it’s a great way for us to take time off from our busy technology oriented life.

Camping is great preparation for those time when you’re without power because of a storm. You learn how to cook unconventionally, live on small amounts of water, and to live without electric, phone, TV, internet and refrigeration. You learn what supplies are necessary and which are not.

September is National Preparedness Month and I thought it was important to take some time to encourage any of you that haven’t to come up with an emergency plan and to get your emergency supplies in order. For an in depth post, head on over to Your Day to read up on Preparing for Emergencies. Head on over and share your emergency plans.

Are you a camper or do you prefer more plush accommodations when you travel?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.