For a country family, preparedness is baked into the cake of living. Most of us already have a woodstove, a full pantry and perhaps even a well or creek in the back yard. Our power goes out on a pretty regular basis and those of us living way out are used to being the last ones brought back on line. For people in the city or even in the suburbs however, preparedness is something that takes more thought, especially as adverse weather events are no longer the exception but rather the norm. Continue reading
How many people – including backpackers – go out into nature, on the trail, into the woods – and are completely unplugged? Cell phones offer GPS. How many walkers march to the tune of pop music piped into earbuds from an iPod or cell phone?
It may sound scary, the idea of unplugging for a week or so. But it is completely worth it. Let me share how I have spent my summer vacation for several years now.
Each July, we pack as much as we can into our teeny Tardis – actually a Nissan Micra. It’s fuel-efficient, and very cozy, especially when packed for a vacation.