How To Get Free Maps For Your Prepping Supplies
ReadyNutrition Readers, undoubtedly most of you are working on whittling down that turkey, and preparing for the extremely scary times of the Christmas holidays. Let us digress a bit from all the festive cheer and commercial drudgery to return to the business at hand. This article is going to cover some information about maps, indispensable tools for you to thrive in a post-collapse environment. There are several different sources for these maps on the free or on the cheap, and it’s good for you to be aware of them to prepare your supply of them for the times to come.
Firstly, let us not discount your telephone book. Yes, the telephone directory holds quite a bit in local maps that you might want to take advantage of. Usually in the front of the phone book are (for whatever your metropolitan area) maps of small towns and suburbs. These maps are accurate and give the streets, place names, and points of interest. Here’s what you do.
Take a hobby knife and cut out the map and the key for your immediate area, and another page that covers your local vicinity. Trim them off with scissors and then lightly apply a glue stick to the back of each. You want the two different maps to be back-to-back. When the glue dries, you can mount them. There are laminating sheets you can pick up at your local, friendly Wal-Mart that run about $10 for ten sheets. They peel back for you to insert the maps and line them up, and then just close the top sheet after you remove the non-stick backing paper. Press them firmly and evenly together, and there you are.
You now have an accurate map for local use on the cheap. Dry erase comes off too easily, but pick up a grease pencil and you can mark things on the front of it when you’re in the middle of a leg of traveling. It would behoove you to make several of them: phone books are either free or a dime a dozen. In this manner, your family members can have a map for themselves in their vehicle. Store these in some kind of binder or folder with pockets to give you easy access.
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