My father would call this “belt and suspenders” planning. Peter’s been walking around in a belt and suspenders ever since I’ve known him. This prompted Peter to create the “Powdered Milk Back-Up Plan.”“Powdered milk is great!” Peter said. I first saw hiking poles about a decade ago, used almost exclusively by people walking on dry sidewalks where they seemed entirely unnecessary. “You’re eating a lot of oatmeal and raisins!” Peter says, and starts ordering massive quantities of both.