!!!BREAKING NEWS: Preparedness Guru Forgets Jumper Cables!!!
I consider myself to be a prepper…
Not really a doomer…
Not really a survivalist…
I consider myself to be a person that “prepares for the worst, and hopes for the best.”
I must confess: Today, I was unprepared.
I was out with my kids, shopping at a garage sale (more on garage sales on a different post).
I didn’t want to leave my vehicle idling, so I shut if off. When I tried to start it up again, all it did was ‘click.’
I looked in the trunk.
No bug-out bag.
No survival kit.
No jumper cables.
I asked someone else for a jump, but he had no cables. I found a short pair of homemade jumpers that I made for doubling up batteries for a boat that I use.
The cables were SHORT, but in a situation that lacks the ideal, a second choice substitute will do!
The kind driver of the other vehicle lined up bumper-to-bumper, and we were able to start it back up.
I drove the van to the local fix-it garage. The van ran out of juice–it conked out–RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SHOP!
I was not PROPERLY prepared, but I was able to think through the situation and use something that served the purpose that I needed it to.
When I pick up the van from the shop tomorrow, the first thing that I’ll do is…
…drive it home!
(And put some jumper cables in the trunk!)
One last thing: The battery is fine, but my alternator died on me.