Taking A Walk To Prepare
A common theme in prepping is to be in physical shape. This makes sense.
Taking a walk is one form of exercise that is a good, low impact way to help stay fit. But instead of always just throwing on your walking outfit and tennis shoes and going around the neighborhood, try walking once a week to the grocery store or a coffee house once a week.
While most people plan their walks “around” the weather, it is important to do this the same time every week, no matter what the weather! What you will want to do is use the weather to test your preparedness. Do you have the right clothes to walk a mile in the pouring rain? Or how about when their is a foot of snow on the ground? And if your trip is to the grocery store, how much food can you carry on your back?
The day you look out the window and say you can’t go out and take your walk because of the weather means you are missing a piece of weather appropriate clothing . . . or you are soft. Neither are good signs. Disasters and emergencies don’t hold off until the weather is nice. Usually it is the opposite.
The point is to find weaknesses in your preparedness clothing at a time when it will not be a liability to you or your family’s well being. After your trip, do a quick after action review and see what needs improved.