Have had a busy month or so.
Had also joined a Facebook prepper forum to get more information and learn more about all the things we want to learn about.
and, as is to be expected I guess, despite the rhetoric of inclusiveness, they are pretty demeaning of those who are newbies. People scared because of all the recent hurricane damage and want to get prepared. Scared of the North Korea posturing, and what can they do to protect their families. Scared of raging wildfires putting homes and families in harms way. So they come asking those real newbie questions and get shot down.
Even those of us who have some knowledge, when sharing our experiences, can get ridiculed because they, in their experience and knowledge, disagree with what we are doing. That is without knowledge on their part of what our economic, health, and needs and limitations might be. Disappointing to say the least.
Meanwhile, am working on things like a bug out bag for us that will include some just in cases, but is mostly with the idea that if we have to bug out it is likely to be to a hotel / motel because where we are is subject to things like wildfires, or damage to the house because of falling tree limbs. We are not in an area of blizzards, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, or even Haboobs. Power outages are rare. BUT, if we are experiencing a need to get out, so likely will others, and with the dog, we might find ourselves camping for a few days and am planning accordingly with freeze dried meals, cook stove, water filter, etc., etc., etc.
Meanwhile, because there is always the possibility that the S will HTF, have finally gotten my electric Trike from Pedego. Was not expecting to like their trike because it is underpowered and small for someone of my size and weight. But since having it, have learned a lot about WHY that’s better. since I do want to use it for running errands in town, over 2 miles away and all uphill, am also learning that it will require a lot more pedaling on my part than I originally intended, so have been working the neighborhood streets with as little power assist as I can. added a rear view mirror for before hitting the busy main street, and am just about ready to venture beyond the immediate streets for more mileage.
recharged it today using my Yeti 1000 to get a feel for what kind of drain that will be, which is not much.
and if the battery goes dead dead, there are always legs to make it go.