At times when I’m building up my various forms of disaster kits, I want to throw you hands up in frustration at how reliant I am on different forms of technology. As much as I enjoy the outdoors I’m always bending it back to my more technological side. While this may make things more fun, accurate, or whatever other benefits I get, it also makes me dependent on power.
A great example of this is my need for light outdoors. Now sure we’d like to never be reliant on non-natural light forms, but it’s a reality. Even if you just have a midnight bathroom run once and a while, there are times that you need light. Historically of course, man has relied on fire to provide this light, and now we have flashlights to give us nice, portable light whenever we want, provided we have charged batteries.
National Lightning Safety Awareness Week 21-27 June 2009
This week is National Lightning Safety week so let’s take a few minutes to talk about lightning and how it affects preppers. There isn’t much you can do to prep for lightning to hit you, if that happens you better be right with God. But what about lightning hitting near you – your home, your neighborhood, etc. The biggest impact of a lightning strike for us is usually the power being out. It turns out that there are plenty of things you can do to try to encourage lightning to not hit you.