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#238417 - 01/01/12 04:38 PM New Year's Resolutions
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3424
Loc: USA
I'm not big into New Year's resolutions but I have some goals for 2012 that are related to being equipped and prepared, so I thought I would share them here.

  • Update and expand written emergency response plans and checklists, with an eye to providing my wife with guidance if I'm not available.
  • Get back into regular physical fitness training.
  • Seek to improve my first aid knowledge, probably with a Wilderness First Responder class.
  • Continue to take the family camping at least a few times each year.
  • Buy a PLB or an InReach, or alternatively rent an Iridium phone for our out-of-cell-service camping and hiking destinations (one of our favorite locations has coverage from a popular ham radio repeater, so that may end up being an exception).
  • January marks my annual Full BOB Disassembly and Reassembly Procedure. I've added a few things in 2011 (thanks, guys!) and it's gotten a bit heavy and hard to pack. I'm going to reduce redundancy in a couple of areas and see if I can't get weight and space a bit more under control.
  • Run our credit reports from one of the three credit reporting agencies every four months (you're entitled to one free report per year from each agency in the US). I already found some minor discrepancies left over from a previous identity theft attempt that I'm working to clean up.


Any goals for 2012 that you want to share?

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#238418 - 01/01/12 04:49 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions [Re: chaosmagnet]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Happy New Year all!

Great list Chaos! I think mine's going to look similar, with the additions of:

-continuing to encourage DS's outdoor and survival interersts, using his enthusiasm to improve his skills and teach him new ones.

-improve the health of our family vehicles, either continuing to upgrade parts or the entire vehicle(s) when it's financially feasible

-rotate and restock the home pantry with non-perishables

-get a cell phone
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#238439 - 01/01/12 08:56 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions [Re: ]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3424
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
I always find myself at a loss for resolutions...


I can get behind both of those goals laugh.

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#238448 - 01/02/12 12:53 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7344
Loc: southern Cal
I'll settle for being able to make resolutions in 2013....
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#238459 - 01/02/12 02:29 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions [Re: chaosmagnet]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1198
Loc: Alaska
My resoulutions for 2012:

1. Be more attentive and caring to those I love.

2. Be more open minded, even with folks I fundamentally disagree with.

3. Continue/expand my exercise program.

4. Eat less junk food and sweets.

I believe I already do a fair job of no's 1-3, but I want to do better than just fair. Number 4 is my weakness, and I have much room for improvement there!
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