posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 05:54 PM
Michigan has been under a declared State of Emergency since March 10th, 2020. On March 17, the governor of Michigan issued new executive orders to
"suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life". This EO includes orders that "prohibit in-person work that is not necessary
to sustain or protect life" and for citizens to "stay at home or at their place of residence".
I began to top off my prep list two weeks before the state wide shut down. Since I'm on "temporary indefinite leave" from work now, my personal
stores are good for about a month or so. Of course this situation has me in prepper mode now and is making me hyper aware of potential accidents or
how I use my resources.
The list of risky and wasteful behaviors that have become our daily habits have to be examined and dealt with before they cause problems while we
"stay home, stay safe".
One good example of risky and wasteful habits is how my better half does dishes. I took over the job after she got the dishes in soapy water. First
off, she used so much dish detergent that it changed the water color. Also, like I suspected, she had a few sharp knives in the soapy depths of the
sink, ready to cut me wide open if I didn't carefully fish them out. A single instance where there was waste and serious risk during a routine chore.
I could think of many more similar situations that include my risky and wasteful habits, it's certainly not just the GF that has these type of
It is a pain to have to adjust your habits to curb waste and reduce risks, but it has become necessary. The first thing to do is identify the "bad"
habits and replace them with "good" ones. It's not just "social distancing" or being frugal with TP, it takes some close personal observation and
rationing the prepper goods. Situational awareness is a big part of reducing risky habits, so that needs to be practiced as well.