No, I'm not talking about breath mints or candy, but about Citizens Emergency Response Team training. CRWilson's thread about how ill-prepared we are in a SHTF or a YO-YO ("You're On Your Own") situation made me wonder how many people have participated in CERT. DH and I just completed the initial course, and we are very glad we did. Sure, we already had some knowledge going in, and have prepared for certain eventualities, but the CERT training helped us to identify areas we'd overlooked or forgotten, and also made clear that it is important for people to be prepared to take care of themselves instead of expecting someone or some bureaucracy to take of them. This is one of the few government programs I can get behind, because it teaches you how to take care of yourself and your family first, and then (if you so desire and choose) to help out in your neighborhood. https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/ Pony!