The new email will make things a bit easier for me and help organize. I receive a lot of emial on daily basis so please try to be patient and understand.
I try to answer all of them and post those that I figure would be of interest to others.
Thanks for the informative post, FerFAL. I like it most when you're able to tie in personal experiences, either yours, or of family members.
I read your book and used it to help build reserves and plans. Compared to before reading your book, now, I have more of the listed items in this post taken care of. The ones that aren't are partially addressed.
Reading this list would have made me feel vulnerable before, but now it makes me feel more confident, because I've done a lot of work and gained new experiences. The last few months have been difficult, but it just goes to show that keeping your head and not giving up, always looking for solutions, will give you good odds of faring alright.
It seems you already figured it out. It's a way you face life and deal with the problems it presents, not to drown yourself in them but so that they impact your life the least.
There's several aspects I enjoy about preparedness, shooting, camping, trying out new gear, having better finances and more options. Its nice to know you have several safety nets, so to speak.
Planning for inconveniences make them less of a problem. And preparing for bigger challenges has even greater importance.
While others suffer different calamities because of their lack of preparedness and proper mindset, you sail through them much more calmly.
There always the luck factor, and then there’s the Big Guy upstairs that has the final word. Bu its no coincidence that the careless happy go lucky gets mugged half a dozen times a year, while the one that is more cautious fares better. I once met a woman that had her cell phone snatched out of her hands while using it on the street 6 times so far this year! Lady, Geez… wake up!
Some for the person that’s sloppy with his finances, always penniless, and when they make a couple bucks put together they waste them on the silliest things you can think of. Then you understand, no wonder that person is always broke.