Unless you live under a rock, you probably have been noticing a ton of catastrophic weather-events going on. Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Flooding, Monsoons, Typhoons... not to mention man-made disasters and terroristic attacks, civil unrest, and so on.
You can’t always anticipate these things, but are you prepared if you did have to flee your home for a time for one reason or another? Whether you live alone or have a large family in your home, it’s important to make plans ahead of time so if an incident arises (and I really hope it doesn’t!) you’ll be prepared and so will everyone in your home.
Make a plan of where you will go in an emergency. Let your relatives know because they will be looking for you..
It’s also wise to have an emergency kit on hand. As in, a kit you can take with you if you have to leave. If you live in a disaster prone area you may already have a larger kit that you keep at your home for managing without water or electric after a storm. That’s not what I’m talking about. But that is awesome and something you should definitely have as well if appropriate for your area.
An emergency kit, go bag, bug out bag, survival kit.. there are a lot of different names.
I recently got this from Amazon to cover the basics.
Here are some other things you may want/need to add in no particular order:
Remember to check your kit every so often as the food that comes in the kits does ‘go bad’ after 5+ years, also your prescriptions will need updated and your clothes may even need changed if your size changed a lot.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s just to give you some idea to get started. I hope you never need to use it, but if you do, you’ll be glad you have it!
Keep this in a convenient to access part of your home or vehicle.
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