Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Are You Prepared?

After the Boston tragedy a few weeks ago, I made a quick mention on my Facebook page asking if people were prepared.  What if you had to be locked down in your home for a day or two?  What if you couldn't leave for a week?  What if a natural disaster struck and you were isolated needing food and supplies for a week or more?  Would you be ready and able to provide for yourself and your family? 

As the wife of a combat wounded Army Veteran, I've heard about how we should be more prepared and there is always a lot more we can do to be ready.  While I am not ready to start digging a bunker just yet, here are a few things you can do to be a bit more prepared. 

  • Coupon and/or stockpile staples.  I love to buy rice and canned foods when I can get great deals!
  • Buy emergency staples like freeze dried or dehydrated food
  • Stock up on water
  • Make sure you have cooking supplies that aren't dependent on electricity
  • Have a stash of first aid supplies and essential gear
When we first started getting a small food supply together, we had just sold back a lot of old text books on Amazon and used the Amazon credit to buy things like these:

Another great source that we found is Emergency Essentials.  You can request a catalog or browse their website.  They have an awesome compilation of things for preparedness from water to camping to MREs and garden seeds to Group Specials.  You can even get Yoders Canned Bacon!

Emergency Essentials/BePrepared
Be sure to check out their Closeout & Overstock Page too. 
Happy Prepping!

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