Now picture this, if you may.
It’s a warm balmy mid-August summer day as you travel through Louisianna on your way to Florida, on your vacation.
Your family and you stop for dinner chow at one of them highway diners to sit down and grab some grub, before checking in to the local Sleazy-8 motel across the road to turn-in for the night.
You’ve been on the road all day with your spouse and kids and everyone is sick of being couped in the SUV and your sick of pop-songs and it’s finally time to unwind.
…Just two days and you’ll all be at Disney, finally, you’ll “home-free.”
Then News flash, the pre-forecast category 1 hurricane headed for Texas had an unexpected turn for the worst hitting a warm air pocket and suddenly went from a category 1 to a 2 and now they’re saying up possibly a 4!
In an hour it all changed and decided to rendezvous with you the kids and your “better-half” tonight in town around 2 am.
Oh, snap! Gut check time. You’re all in a small town and don’t know anybody.
Whatcha gonna do?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some friends close by, someone, to count on?
Fortunately for you and yours, you “believe” in keeping ready and prepared so you’ve got a couple of bug-out bags you brought along but you never expected this, this was supposed to be vacation time.
Life is rarely if ever “ideal.”
And the reason I brought up the question of preparation and having folks close by you can count on is that just like in real life where you may only meet a small handful of people you can consider true friends by life’s end.
Ina life-threatening sitiation is where nice folks can get shady.
And if you find yourself in a place where you ain’t known to be, it can be extra tough to find a helping hand.
“Be the helping hand,” is the theme of what I’m getting at with what I’ve written so far.
And get this, just recently I read about a guy who was ready when disaster struck with supplies and shelter and fairly remote location to hunker down with.
Only a few of his “closest” knew his whereabouts and his provisions cache and in fact, looked up to him for being all “prepped’ up.
And because of the generosity of this bloke were encouraged to “head on up m way” should ever the proverbial poo-hit-the-blades (aka:PHTB).
And so that is exactly what a few of em did when a recent and well-noted storm touched down in the, not too distant past.
Yup, some of em remembered the invite and came on by, along with a bunch of ‘er friends in tow…
What was originally intended to be a 30 day supply of provisions lasted just a few days.
This guy did the right thing in being generous and in doing so also learned a great lesson for survival.
Always have more than you need.
Because even if you don’t have neighbors or friends or family to look out for, and unless you live somewhere without anyone for multiple miles around, you’ll likely come across at least one individual if not more that could use ur help.
And if you don’t, but have what they so desperately need to live, well, it could get ugly.
Like, say for instance in another take on a similar situation where a guy claimed a great way to deal with desperate searchers for supplies is to basically “shoot em’ in the arse” if are found unwelcome and stealing from you under “stinky” circumstances.
I say help who you can and be ready to do so.
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