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#291416 - 12/14/18 01:27 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Taurus]
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Originally Posted By: Taurus
When someone cuts themselves and needs a band-aid or needs a piece of tape or a knife or something to light a fire I have always been that nerd who can simply pull out of his wallet or a pocket. Just today one of my coworkers needed a knife and everyone pointed in my direction at the same time “Macs got one for sure, he always carries a knife”

My reply was “why the hell doesn’t everyone else?”

Trying to be prepared for what life throws at you (simple or complex)seems like common sense to me.

You just described my life!

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#296489 - 06/26/20 09:29 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Its fun to be self reliant!

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#296499 - 06/27/20 10:42 AM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: gonewiththewind]
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When someone cuts themselves and needs a band-aid or needs a piece of tape or a knife or something to light a fire I have always been that nerd who can simply pull out of his wallet or a pocket. Just today one of my coworkers needed a knife and everyone pointed in my direction at the same time “Macs got one for sure, he always carries a knife”

My reply was “why the hell doesn’t everyone else?”

Trying to be prepared for what life throws at you (simple or complex)seems like common sense to me.


I agree with the general philosophy, except I prefer not to make it public.
They mostly make fun of you, and when it gets bad, everyone remembers you. No, thanks.

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#296503 - 06/27/20 03:44 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Chisel]
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Originally Posted By: Chisel


I agree with the general philosophy, except I prefer not to make it public.
They mostly make fun of you, and when it gets bad, everyone remembers you. No, thanks.


My experience at being prepared when things turn south has been completely different. To my knowledge no one has made fun of me (and if they had, so what?). In the worst case scenarios, my efforts, preps , and the efforts of other prepared people has made the situation somewhat better than it might have been. Usually I have been remembered as the dude with the right stuff who tried his best. I can live with that.

That is much better than being the person sitting in the corner, doing nothing.
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#296543 - 07/03/20 12:33 AM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
TeacherRO Offline
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It also might be that I love gear and tech; gives me a reason to get new stuff and play with it...

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#296765 - 08/12/20 10:40 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
TeacherRO Offline
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Also, I love being efficient and being able to move fast.

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#296815 - 08/17/20 02:54 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: hikermor]
Chisel Offline
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That is much better than being the person sitting in the corner, doing nothing.


It doesn't have to be "doing nothing", just doing it a different way.

Before retiring, I used to carry my own tool kit in the work bag; since the office tools always moved from place to place and lot of time was wasted trying to locate this or that. I didn't have much patience for wasted time. So, when something went wrong, I temporarily shifted to a different task. Then during lunchtime, when everyone went to eat, I got the tools out, fixed the problem and restarted the task. Boss never cared about those details. He only wanted results. So, I got the job done without telling anyone that there was a problem and I used MY TOOLS to fix the problem. This way none of my stuff got borrowed or lost.

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#296816 - 08/17/20 03:01 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: M_a_x]
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I am an ISTP personality. My preparation is heavy on the skill side.


I am INTJ

Our species lives in the future
We spend most of our lives planning.

So, prepping becomes a favourite hobby

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