Are You Prepared?


Emergency PreparednessI was born and raised in the area of the country known as tornado alley. I spent a good many evenings during the spring and summer in the protection of an inner hallway waiting out many storms ~ many storms which came and went without incident.

Then we moved to the country and one night last spring I awoke to the familiar sound of the tornado siren; but this time there was no inner hallway, and there was no storm cellar for protection. For the first time I realized how much I had taken for granted and how little prepared I was to deal with this type of situation.

Today I am sharing what we learned about emergency preparedness over at Gnowfglins. I hope you will click HERE to read more about it and share your thoughts and input.

“Prepping” and preparedness always made me feel a little uneasy.  It brings to my mind encounters with numerous militant individuals who prepared for Y2K by stockpiling toilet paper, ammo, dehydrated carrots, and TVP in a state of panic and fear.

Now, I see preparedness as just being wise.  It is simply:

…making a plan that you and your family will meet at a certain plan if a disaster drives you out of your home.

…learning how to preserve food through dehydrating because you don’t have extensive storage.

…knowing how to start a fire to keep your family warm.

How do you see preparedness?  Please do pop over and share your thoughts.

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Are You Prepared? — 2 Comments

  1. Are these available in actual paper books? I’d like to be able to have a hard copy available to turn to if I can use my electronics.

    • No Gina they are not. If you wanted a hard copy they could be printed off and bound ~ I hope that is helpful.