The whole point of being prepared is to know that you have the ability to take care of yourself and your family when something unexpected happens. It’s not all about the end of the world and “doomsday”; it’s about knowing that you’re able to handle whatever comes your way.
1. Extra food and water – Keeping extra food and water on hand is just common sense. What if you suddenly lost your job and couldn’t afford groceries? Because you have that food and water that you so brilliantly stored when you had the means to do so, now you have food and water that you can live off of while you find a new job. This is a scenario that a lot of people go through. You’re now able to rely on yourself and the preps that you have available, because you had the foresight to plan ahead with food and water for the whole family.
2. Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle – What if your car breaks down? What if you get stuck in a snow storm? What if there’s an accident that keeps you planted on a highway for hours on end? Do you have the necessary supplies to get you through? Do you have some extra food and water in your car? Maybe some extra blankets?
3. Blackout kit – Having a blackout kit at home for when the lights go out is another common sense approach. Do you know where your flashlights and candles are located in your home? How about your extra batteries? The best way to easily access everything you need during a blackout is to create a blackout kit.
4. Basic first aid kit – We don’t use our first aid kits all the time, but when we need them, we NEED them! It’s important to have a well stocked first aid kit for your home and vehicle. A very basic first aid kit consists of medications, alcohol pads, bandaids and/or gauze and if you want, neosporin. That’s it. It’s really not difficult to put together your own first aid kit. They also sell some really well put together first aid kits at your local pharmacy.
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