Monday, September 10, 2007

September is...

...National Preparedness Month. Are you prepared?

What if a local or national emergency happened today?

Do you have a plan?
Do you have a 72-hour kit?
How long could you feed your family if all the stores were closed?
Where would you go if you had to leave your home?

Questions to ponder...

This has been on my mind for a while now. Must be the good Scout in me, and the fact that the anniversaries of both Katrina and 9/11 are upon us once again. We're not totally prepared, but I know we're better off than a lot of people. I know where we would go if we had to leave. I know what we would eat if we couldn't get to the store for a while. I'm not sure what we would drink, as we don't have any water stored at all. This is something I think about.

The dogs would have to rely on the cat to feed them (by HUNTING, not by sacrificing himself, for goodness sake!), as I haven't figured out a good long-term storage solution for dog food - we get those stupid little moths in a heartbeat. But we'd have light, and soon heat, and several different cooking sources. I could do laundry (assuming I get the water thing figured out) without a machine. Did you know you can do laundry with a clean toilet plunger?

It's not something anyone wants to think about, but it's something we all should think about. Here are some good websites:
Take 5 to Survive

And, of course, my favorite prepping forum, Mrs. Survival. Lots of good resources and great people there!

1 comment:

Norma said...

I long for having everything that I should have but it's all I can do to keep enough for our weekly meals. I blame all my short comings on working full time. I KNOW if I didn't have to work that my life would be organized and ahead rather than behind. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)