I 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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