- Sarah Perdue
Emergency Preparedness Kits
I wanted to make this topic short and simple. I really did. But the more research I did, the more complicated it got. I could give you an over-simplified checklist and say “ta-da! You’re prepared!” But it wouldn’t be true. Thinking through what you need to set aside for an emergency will take some work on your part.
Lots of websites have checklists and recommendations for kits, but here’s the problem with generic checklists – what KIND of emergency is it? Shelter in place? Evacuate? With or without electricity? What if the emergency happens while you’re out and can’t get home to grab your kit? What if you’re home but don’t have time to pack the car, because you have to (literally) run for your lives?
Great, you might be saying, then why make an emergency kit at all? What’s the point? Because preparing for everything might not be realistic, but preparing for nothing isn’t the answer, either. In this article we’ll discuss how to find the right balance for you and your family..