Bad Situation

I always leave my gas tank with enough gas to allow me to dri­ve 100 miles or more should I need to escape the region quick­ly. I know that my tank holds enough to dri­ve 320–350 miles when full. Thus, when 200 miles rolls around, I fill up, peri­od. This is usu­al­ly... Read more

Black Swans, Why We Prepare

A few years ago I read a book called The Black Swan, by Nas­sim Taleb.  While the book is pri­mar­i­ly applic­a­ble to the finan­cial cri­sis (it came out before the cred­it cri­sis hit and accu­rate­ly pre­dict­ed the issues), it also applies to low... Read more