Sunday, September 28, 2008

Be Prepared

So I wanted to check a couple of things out on the Unimog today.  I put the top up to clean out the inside.  I don't think Ann has ever seen the top up.  A couple of nights ago we went to a class on being prepared in case of emergency.  It was really cool to learn about what to do in a time of emergency.
We live in Provo, Utah along the base of the wasatch mountains.  One of the most glaring emergencies we might have to face in our lifetime is an earthquake.  We live at the base of the wasatch mountains and there is a fault line that runs the length of the wasatch front.
If we were ever in an earthquake the guy teaching the class said the biggest killer would be weather......especially in the middle of the winter here.  If you know anything about Utah then you know that we get a lot of snow in the winter.  It can get really cold here and if we were out of our house warmth would be a big deal.
The Unimog took on a whole new light after having attended this class.  We could survive two weeks without needing anything.  It's got 100 extra gallons of Diesel Fuel that can run the heater in the cabin.  It also has 100 gallons of water.  I think about being without a home for a month in the case of an earthquake and I think we would be doing ok.  In fact we might even like it.
My wife Ann has a new appreciation for the Unimog which takes on a whole new light in case of an emergency.


Copilotin said...

This is a really, really cool monster :-)! Congratulations for that Mog.

Jon said...

I've seen your unimog. It's almost caused a few accidents while I careen my head around trying to get a better look and at the same time avoid hitting the cars around me. :) Super cool. How many people can it hold?