Where do we begin?

22 May, 2011
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/npobre/2601582256/ Used under CC licenseHow do you start a new site like this? Let’s start by defining what we want to do. Why am I here typing and why are you here reading: 

The reality is that we live in a world that can, at times, be a little dangerous. Big, unexpected events like earthquakes, floods and terrorism, but also smaller, more personal events like finding yourself trapped at home by unusually heavy snow. Hardly a day goes by when the news doesn’t have a report of some place or someone suffering from an unexpected disaster. It’s pretty scary stuff.

We’re told we should be prepared. We should all have emergency supplies on hand. But where do you begin? What do you need….*really* need? How do you find the time to research and figure out what works and what doesn’t? How are you can you be expected to pay for all of those supplies? At the end of the day, there are things that are going to take higher priority for your time and money, and really, who could blame you?

A few years back, I was doing a lot of research on disaster recovery and planning. One thing I heard from friends and family members on a regular basis was that they just didn’t know where to even start. I can understand that; it can be kind of over whelming.

This is where this site comes in. This site had one real goal: Help “regular people” get be better prepared for emergencies, and hopefully, do so in such a way that is easy and inexpensive.

Let me finish this first post with the following pledge to you the reader:

The Rules of the Site –
Anything that this site advises you to buy will be inexpensive, easy to use and easy to acquire. You will never be asked to go to some weird, untrustworthy web-site or odd, hard-to-find specialty store.

Articles and posts will try to remember that your time is valuable. They will always strive to find that balance between something that is quick to read but useful.

If you send me a question, and it’s applicable to this site’s topic, I will do my utmost to get you a good answer. Period. No exceptions, just because a question is hard. In exchange, though, I will post your question (anonymously) along with the answer, so we can all learn.

And, finally, I promise to justify any attention you choose to give this site. If you add this site to your bookmarks or newsreader, I will do my best to make it worth while. You took the time to come here, so you deserve fresh, meaningful content. It will come regularly and consistently and but not so much as to be annoying.

Lazy@

ps: Oh, and the site name? Don’t worry, we know there’s a difference between “busy” and “lazy” – we don’t think you’re lazy. We just liked the name. 🙂

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