There are MANY reasons to keep you tank half full.

If your child woke tonight in the middle of the night needing to go to the ER, would you have enough gas to get there?  If there was a fire or flood or hurricane etc in your area and you were asked to evacuate (along with every one of your neighbors), would you have enough gas to get to a friend or family me member’s home?  If you ran out of gas while driving somewhere, what would you do for help?  What if your cell didn’t have service?  If there was a traffic accident on your way home from work and you were stuck for hours would you have enough gas?

Keep your gas tank 1/2 full!

As we approach winter it is even more important to avoid an empty tank.  Condensation can build up in a near-empty tank which can cause the fuel line to freeze which means you won’t be able to start your car.

Keep your gas tank 1/2 full!

Plus, keeping your gas tank full is smart financially as well.  You can save expensive fuel pump repairs by keeping that pump submerged in gasoline.

Keep your gas tank 1/2 full!

Now, I have to admit that I’m not the greatest example of this (and it drives my husband nuts!), but I am trying to be better.  It is important and it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to stop and fill your tank once it reaches 1/2 full instead of empty.  Easy Peasy!

Lack of Time

I’ve found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant. But as a young mom one of the top reasons is time, or rather a lack of time.

But really, I don’t think us young moms are alone….

I think that many, if not most, in our fast paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly. And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant.

10 Minute Preparedness Projects!

But very one of us can find 10 minutes, right? Every 10 days or so, I challenge myself to spend 10 minutes on preparedness and self-reliance and I invite you to join me! Simple, right?

You can see all the 10 minutes preparedness projects here:

10 Minute (or less) Preparedness Projects.

Preparedness Projects that can be completed in 10 minutes or less From Simple Family Preparedness.