Since I’ve been down here in Florida, It’s easy to notice that things are obviously a little “different.”
If you’re in another part of the country, you’ve probably heard the jokes about “Florida Man.”
Basically, any news story that starts with “Florida Man…” usually degenerates into some crazy tale of someone doing something weird, dangerous or ridiculous…
I’m hoping this doesn’t rub off on me.
But as I’m beginning to see firsthand, Florida Man (and Woman) really get a bit of a bum rap.
The folks down here are very nice, down-to-earth, and welcoming. I guess they’re used to more and more “outsiders” coming to town to enjoy the sunshine and the beaches.
And I have to hand it to Florida folks – they know their way around being prepared. When a hurricane can turn your life into a mad scramble at a moment’s notice, or algae blooms can make your water look like pea soup, you have to be able to fend for yourself.
Coming here from Texas, I’m more prep-oriented than most outsiders to begin with. I know what it’s like to lose power.
Thankfully, I don’t depend on medical devices, oxygen tanks or perishable medicine that could go south in a power outage.
So instead of getting tips on how to withstand the next “big one,” I’m often giving the tips myself.
I’ve turned a few of the neighbors on to Frank at 4Patriots and his solar generator.
And even though I already have a generator (thanks Frank!) I’m tempted to take advantage of this deal myself, if only to get the next generation unit, with more power… and one of the bonuses in particular…
The “Freedom Fridge” is a powered cooler that works like a charm with the Patriot Power Generator or even off your car battery. Not a bad thing to have on hand if you lose power and you’re worried about a fridge full of food going bad.
And invaluable if you’re reliant on meds that need to stay cool. It’s not even for sale yet but it’s a gift with this package.
Pretty cool (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun).
While most of the headline storms happen in the fall, hurricane season has already officially begun. I’m happy to be prepared, and I advise you to do the same, whether you live in Florida or not.
Because you never know when something unexpected might happen.
But down in Florida, should anything be unexpected? (Except maybe the Dolphins making a run… sorry neighbors.)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance