We had gone shopping at Bi-Mart and decided to leave our van in the parking lot and walk a couple blocks to K-Mart just to get a little fresh air and exercise on such a nice day.
There is a highway between the two that we needed to cross, so we had to wait for the turn signal, and I was getting a little anxious about leaving the van behind. I thought that we might need it in case we found something big at K-Mart, or in case somebody got hurt. This is a huge possibility with two boys, eleven and thirteen years of age.
The light changes, and we start to cross when these two idiots come screaming through the intersection in the wrong lane, like they're racing each other. Then more cars started following them and cars were stopping, backing up, and turning around all around the intersection. I didn't hear any sirens or anything and tried to figure out what in the hell was going on.
I looked up and noticed a giant cloud of . . . something, racing towards us. Giant, as in this thing is probably going at least a hundred miles per hour, but it looks like it's standing still. My blood turned cold, and I damn near crapped myself when I realized that there was a dormant volcano just on the other side of that cloud
Look at all these idiots on the road. Where the hell were we going to go? We were about ten miles from our house, and I didn't know how long it would take us to go that far with these people on the road. "We're about a quarter mile from work, and I'm in charge of emergency preparedness," my mind reassured me as we were running toward the van.
So, I had that dream last night, and I woke up right where that ends, in a cold sweat. I knew I was prepared for a disaster at work, but not so much at home. I have quite the budget at work to make sure we've got everything we need for 100 people to live for 3 days (and then some). I'm in the Willamette Valley, and we do have a volcanic range just to the east of us, so the volcano thing wasn't just my crazy dream.
I know it wasn't a zombie dream, but it made me think about what I do each day to prep for Z-Day. It really gave me a sense of urgency. Just imagine the cloud being a zombie hoard.
So, what did you do today?
Being without a real pack, I have had stuff in various boxes and bags. Today, I put everything together. All of the stuff that isn't properly sorted or organized, a couple changes of clothes that aren't exactly perfect for bugging out, and the inferior backpacks and bags that I have - including my giant military duffle. I'm getting ready for bed, so I'll pack it all tomorrow. It will be way too heavy, will have some unnecessary stuff, and be lacking some items, but what I do have, will be ready.
(Sorry to be so wordy, that dream just really showed me that I needed to step up my game. And I'm tired, so it may be a little incoherent.)