Survivalist Tip: Since this is “Leap Year,” it’s appropriate to remember the old English proverb, “Look before you leap.” It’s likely that some Englishman came up with that after a few pints of ale. The English – like Germans and Mexicans – could quaff down some brew and end up one shot away from being a frat boy. But, of course, when you want to gain a good look at something, a pair of binoculars is perfect. A telescope is even better, but that won’t fit in your backpack. A good set of binoculars is perfect for surveying areas ahead of you, if you have to flee your home. But, they also can come in handy even if you’re able to remain at home. Either way, with binoculars you can see approaching and potential enemies like zombies, vultures and Catholic priests. If you’re out in the wild, you can spot possible food sources like deer, buffalo and Twinkies. (Remember, deer and buffalo are great sources of protein, and Twinkies have a shelf life of 5,000 years.) So, stop into a sporting goods store soon and grab some binoculars. They’re not just for peeping toms anymore!