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Daylight-savings time reminders

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by quake, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    I looked for a previous thread on this topic but couldn't find it. I know there was at least one, but it's vaporized somewhere...

    I like to use the Daylight Savings Time time-change as a trigger for doing (and reminding others of) annual or semi-annual chores, preps, and maintenance. Things like checking/changing the batteries in smoke detectors, C.O. detectors, flashlights, or any battery-powered device that doesn't get regular use. Same with the backup batteries in some alarm clocks, answering machines, emergency lights, UPS units, etc. Also a good time to think about changing out any seasonal-related items in vehicles, rotate stored fuel or other non-long-term storables, etc.

    Just a reminder.
     
  2. jdavionic

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    Good time to check on the age of your pepper spray.
     

  3. cowboy1964

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    Just FYI, it's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time.

    One of my senseless pet peeves.
     
  4. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    You know, I never knew that, but you're right.

    (Not promising I'll remember it six months from now though. My storage space is fine, but I've only got so much processor power; and I think mine is around 80286-class... :embarassed: )
     
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    Time to dig up the mason jars and check that the seals are still tight.
     
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  7. quake

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    Bump for reminder. For the fall time-change, in addition to the other things mentioned above, I use it as my benchmark for remembering to put things in place for wintertime - insulated coveralls into the truck, double check propane on hand, things like that.
     
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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Took care of all of that today,snow tires on the f250/jeep/subbie.Changed the ghb and put in extra food/blankets.'08.
     
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    For those that gets some freezing in the winter it's not a bad time to shut off the valves to external water spigots.