From that topic I discovered that there was a very wide spectrum of folks and preparedness levels. Some people were very prepared, while others just accepted their fate as inevitable. Only a few had ever tested their systems in real life during outages longer than a week.
With the goal of helping everyone(myself included) become better prepared in the event of an energy shortage -electrical or otherwise- I wanted to create a system to categorize and establish goals for individuals/families.
Even though I'm not into martial arts, it made sense to me to use something like the Karate Belt System with intermediate stripes for achievements. Why reinvent the wheel?
I'm looking for feedback, and if there is already something better than this let me know. Obviously the difficulty to reach different levels will vary wildly depending on needs and wants, or whether we're talking about an individual or a family. The goal is to help people figure out where they really are by testing in a non-emergency and finding ways to improve. I think we should include vehicle fuel in this assessment.
You learn how to close your eyes and tell yourself "this just isn't really happening to me." Tiny ad: