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Be Prepared - A Survival Kit for the 21st Century
Be the envy of friends and family with your 21st Century survival kit.
They will be amazed how you repeatedly come to their rescue as they struggle time and time again with the challenges of today.
Your survival kit can be a trendy fashion accessory and looks attractive attached to a belt or worn on a chain.
Alternatively for the shy, it can be tucked out of the way in your briefcase, rucksack or just pushed down your sock.
The Magnifying Glass
You will be amazed at the benefits of this nifty little gadget.
Useful at home, in the office or out shopping, it’s an absolute must when faced with the everyday challenge of labels and small print.
Isn’t it useful, how we are given so much more information on the nutritional value of the contents in a packet or jar of edible foodstuff.
It’s handy as well to know the exact ingredients.
Cooking instructions for the microwave, oven, hob, campfire are always going to be beneficial.
The Sell-By date once found and deciphered is always helpful to prevent those aggravating little tummy upsets.
I wonder why nobody thought about how we are going to read 500 words in a 2 inch square label?
No matter, your nifty little magnifying glass is at hand and everything becomes clear again.
It seems many of us these days are getting a little frustrated with the plastic wrapping on much of our everyday items.
Customer feedback on a recent 21st Century hub revealed the majority of people had eventual success breaking through the plastic with a carving knife.
Unfortunately this will be too big for our survival kit and a little uncomfortable down your sock.
There were other successful and moving stories using nail clippers and I felt they deserved a place in our survival kit.
Small and compact, you could fit several pairs of ear plugs in your survival kit and can hand them out to friends and family or even likeable strangers as and when necessary.
They fit in your ears so discreetly no-body will know they are there.
These are particularly useful when shopping, especially supermarkets.
Insert your ear plugs on entry to the shop - silence - enjoy.
You may get noticed, but only by the envious.
They will see your calm, serene outer self as you drift down the aisles, shopping list in hand, focused on the job in hand completely unaware of the mayhem surrounding you.
While their thoughts are drowned in the ‘Boom, boom, boom‘ of the music blaring throughout the store, their nerves in tatters.
The volume has just increased another few decibels and it’s heavy rock, a few heads are pounding, those with empty trolleys look defeated.
You will be thinking recipes and ingredients, you’re suddenly inspired a new and exciting cook emerging, wow the trolley is full - job done!
On average everybody spends about 45 minutes a day "waiting"...
What a thrilling thought!
Where will it be today?
A traffic jam stuck in a queue
That’ll get you in a stew
It’s queuing time at a check-out
Now just what’s that all about?
Doctors, dentist they’re all the same
Who exactly is to blame?
Need the bathroom right away?
That won’t happen - not today
Stress levels are rising and energy levels are dropping, time for a little mind occupation - the perfect time to eat!
Depending on how much you can cram into your survival kit, I would recommend a decent well balanced variety of junk food.
Again, this hits a very positive note with friends, family and complete strangers.
Suddenly becoming popular and the centre of attention is a fantastic distraction to ‘waiting’.
Enjoy your popularity and take care out there!