We went to town today. Bad headwork on our part. First, most people up here get paid weekly, on Friday, so Saturday is not the day to go to the grocery store.
Second, there's a snow storm coming and hordes were in town buying the things they should already have had on their shelves at home, but didn't.
Third, lots of Seniors got their social security checks delivered yesterday or today, and they were all in town, standing in the middle of the aisles, blocking anyone from getting by while they pondered their purchases. I'm a senior myself and I find antics like that infuriating.
We got the things we needed and headed out of town as fast as we could. Normally we would have stayed for lunch, but not while the swarm was in there doing all their shopping.
I came home and worked outside for a few hours, then took a nap. It was a busy day.
I found this today in town, and it was a surprise. Newsweek does pretty good "special editions" on a wide variety of topics. The paper is very high quality, the photography is National Geographic level, and the articles are well written. I never thought to come across one on Survival topics. I suppose with the level of anxiety in the country today,and the increased awareness of how unstable our situation is on a number of fronts, the editors felt it would be a timely release.
Les Stroud wrote the introduction, which is pleasant as he is one of the few "television survivalists" I can think of that aren't bogus like Bear Grylls. Cody Lundin is the only other individual in the television "survival genre" that I would say is real and not fake.
The articles are not the same time worn, hackneyed bits you see in so many magazines today. Instead, they deal with how the wild men of the world survive in places like the desert, It also has stories on some unusual ways to feed yourself in the wilderness. Over all, I thought it was well done, but as all Newsweek Special Editions are, it was pricey at $11.00.