I was reading some other posts over the holidays and like I said before, it seamed everyone was lining out what they plan to do this new year. One in particular is http://womanrunswithhorses.blogspot.com/ .
Her blog "Hoof 'n Barrel" created a spark in me and the wife on being prepared and ready.
I call it "IT", with "IT" being whatever it may be. Like for instance, being laid off from work, a sudden disability, natural disasters or yes even the end.
Now I am not real big on the whole "The world is coming to an end" thing because I plan to be taken before all that happens. What I am worried about is all the other "ITs". I understand you cannot be prepared for every "IT" but with some preparation, "IT" does not have to be so bad. If I am prepared for lets say a lay off from work, then I could get a stocking job at Walmart for a few months till something better comes along and still be ok.
So that's what I have been working on the last couple of days. I have compiled a list of everything we need to live on for at least six months. I started with a one year supply list but quickly found I would have to build another barn to hold it all. I am feeding and providing for a family of five and I asked myself, "Where am I going to store 100 rolls of toilet paper?" With a six month supply of everything we use and under those conditions, I bet we could stretch that supply out to eight months if we needed to. I need to loose some weight anyway.
She is working on a blog post to let everybody know how her and her husband have set it up and how they did it. She has helped me on mine and now I am ready to get started.
Just to see where I stood at the present, I took a quick inventory of my pantry to see if "IT" happened tomorrow how would I be set up. I hate to say it but I could not last a month without needing some help. Scary hu. So check her blog out and see if you learn something. "IT" might just save your life.
This is the way I look at "IT". "IT" may not happen or "IT" may happen in just a few minutes from now. If I am not ready for "IT" when "IT" happens, then "IT" will be devastating. If I am kinda ready for "IT", then "IT" may not be as bad as "IT" could be.
(I just wanted to see how many times I could use "IT")
To sum it all up "IT" happens. (If you did not think that's funny, then something is wrong with you)