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Be prepared for anything


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 6:55pm

"Be Prepared." It's the Scout motto, but, "be prepared" for what?

When I was in the Navy, we drilled endlessly. I don't know about other branches of the service, but in the Navy, drills are a normal part of life – especially on a ship. General Quarters drills happen with great regularity. Why? Because when an emergency happens on one of those ships, there's no time for 5,000 people to stop and think, "What do I do? Where do I go?"

Those sailors know where they are supposed to be, which passageway goes fore (toward the front of the ship) and which one goes aft (toward the back). They know...

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