As the first storms fro 2014 flew in over Brisbane the other week, I came to a realisation about how general incompetence actually goes well with survival preparation. I know. You’re sitting there thinking more along the lines of Darwin Awards rather than survival when you read the word incompetence. But, it does work, and works well.
You see, we have a vase that I found in a Lifeline Op Shop. It was about $8 and it’s awesome.
In that vase, we usually keep a candle. Because candles are pretty.
I have headlamps. Because they’re fun. And because I’m a bit incompetent and I lose things under the couch a lot and the headlamps come in handy for retrieving said random items.
These headlamps are generally dumped on the top of the same cabinet as the candle & vase. Mostly because I don’t know where else to keep them. So, when a storm is coming, all I need to do to prepare for loss of electricity is light a candle. Then, when power is lost, I can easily get to the candle, which means I can get to my headlamps and voila! I have light where I need it.
See, in this instance, incompetence DOES help your survival preparation!
And this storm was a beauty. Check out some of the photos here.
Do any aspects of your life work well, even though they’re unplanned?