Having a Mercury Oil 55 Gallon Drum Just in Case

image13One trick that I’ve always stood by is having an extra supply of something and pretending it’s not there except for in case you need it in a pinch. For instance, I have a savings account that I never touch unless I’m looking to make a particularly big purchase. I try to make certain that it never gets any lower than a certain amount, so I always have a safety cushion.

I do the same thing with supplies that need to be replenished. For my boat, I keep a Mercury oil 55 gallon drum in my garage as an extra amount that doesn’t need to be touched unless I’m going on a boating trip on short notice and I don’t have the time to pick up more oil. I rarely have to take oil from it, but it’s really nice having the oil drum as a safety cushion, just like my savings account.

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