Growing up, I went to Boy Scouts from the time I was old enough until I graduated from high school.
I don’t know if that made me a dork, or just a person who knew how to be prepared.
One of the smartest things I ever got prepared for was having a backup HVAC system and a generator for backup in case the power went out. I always worried about what would happen if the air conditioning unit or furnace broke down when it was least expected. Having a furnace in our new house, that was as old as I was, was a bit of a worry. I didn’t like the idea of being without heat or air conditioning. Knowing how old our HVAC system was, I told my wife I wanted to find something in case the HVAC system died and we weren’t ready to purchase a new one. We found a ductless HVAC system that was reasonably priced. We liked the idea that we could put it in the hallway and it would cool most of our downstairs. We had ceiling fans and a whole house fan, so we were pretty sure we were going to be comfortable both in winter and summer. We only planned on using the ductless HVAC system when it was a necessity, but we knew we had it if we needed it. When I was in Boy Scouts, I never thought that the lessons I learned would be applied to my adult self. Now I am glad I learned to always be prepared.