It's the first of the month, have you...
Test run your generator?
Rotated you gasoline stores?
Tested your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors?
Checked your household and vehicle fire extinguishers?
Given your dog his heart worm pill and flea/tick treatment?
Changed your HVAC filters?
Test run all your small engine equipment?
And, a new addition to the list thanks to RiverRider who had a squirrel's nest in his truck's air filter last month...
Checked your belts, hoses and filters on your vehicles?
Another Reader Question
Robo had asked me about the need for the compass with a mirror that I took to Pathfinder School. Well, Robo, here's the answer... We weren't taught any particular use for the mirror, as far as navigation goes. Dave stresses multiple uses for all gear, and he likes having the small folding mirror attached to his compass for signalling, hygiene, and first aid (the example he gave was to look at your backside to see if that bump is a tick). Now, as to why compass manufacturers put mirrors on compasses in the first place, I still don't know. But it's good to know I have a piece of multi-use gear that takes up no additional room.