Two is One and One is None (#16)
“Two is one and one is none” is a popular saying in prepper circles. That’s because there is a great deal of validity to it.
So here’s an example if this saying is new to you.
Let’s say you’ve stored all the food you need for a hurricane, blizzard, or earthquake. You’ve got it all neatly stored in a couple of emergency bins. The storm hits and the power goes out, but you are fine because you’ve stored lots of canned goods that your family likes and have a little cook stove to warm everything up.
You pull out some family favorites, wipe off the tops, and start to open the first can.
The can opener breaks.
It’s the only one in the house.
If you have lots of canned goods you’ve planned on feeding your family and no way to open them, you might as well have nothing.
In this case, one is none.
You had one can opener and now you have none.
If you had had two, you would now have one to use.
The really important things – like can openers – you need to keep in multiples.
Buy a couple of extras and pack them away so they don’t get used or lost. When the one you use in your kitchen wears out, bring one out from your emergency preps and then replace it.
What else do you need to buy in multiples?
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