Today I am not doing a big
rather a nudge.
Maybe a BIG ONE...
With the tragedy on the other side of the world, I am reminded of how important it is to be prepared for emergencies. It is true that there is nothing that those caught directly in the disaster could have done. I'm not saying that. What I'm saying is that we all CAN take some precautions that may be lifesaving for our families in the aftermath of various disasters.
One thing the nuclear explosions reminded us of is that we don't have iodine pills or particle masks. The iodine is recommended one a day for nuclear exposure (half for a child). This prevents thyroid cancer. In the event that these are sold out, kelp and potassium taken simultaneously will do the same thing.
We do have some food and water stored up; so if we were advised to stay inside for whatever reason, we would get by for quite some time without needing to go to a store... that wouldn't be available... We also have 72 hr kits we could grab and go with if needed. We also have an external hard drive with our most important files on that we would grab in the threat of losing our home.
We are not looney hoarders... we are trying to be self reliant in the event of an emergency. If you think FEMA is going to be there in your time of need, enjoy the wait. I don't think it will be too delightful.
Need help in the right direction?
Here are some great resources!
You can stay on top of current threats
at the iAlert Blog
Emergency Preparedness is also about making sure family members have a clue what to do and where important things are in different types of situations.
As for my pets...
they ARE coming with me.