Okay, so over time I have been adding things to my “When You Need To Know It, But Can’t Google It” archives.
This is the plastic box that I store books full of information I may need in case things go sour quickly.
As in head to the hills and hide out until things blow over . . . or I get to the property and start the homesteading process . . . whichever comes first.
To add to that archive, I bought this . . .
This is a map book, for those of you who don’t know what that is just imagine this as someone printed out “Google Maps” and put it in a book form.
These things used to be quite handy and revolutionary from the old massive fold out maps.
This one is different in that it not only has the entire country on it (Canada, eh) but it also has all of the back roads on it, as well.
The information may be a bit out of date (circa 2008, I think) but it beats dead reckoning when and if I am in an area where there is no internet or no Google Maps.
I can always buy more maps but at least I have one map that covers the whole country, if I ever need it.
We rely on these digital and connected devices that we can’t imagine functioning without them.
All it would take is one good and very large EMP (electromagnetic pulse) for all of us to learn how to do without them in a shocking hurry.
That is one of the reasons why I buy books instead of download digital copies. This way the information is available even if my batteries are flatlined.
I am not one who professes that these are the “end times” but I do believe in preparing a bit for the future, just in case.
I have a saying, “Through my strength and vigilance I shall protect and foster my peace and prosperity.”
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward.