Emergency Preparations 101 (Part 2)

So, you think you should start preparing for an emergency "outage" of some proportion. Good for you. The more people who are prepared the better. But don't make a common mistake that many make; trying to do too much too fast. They either get frustrated and quit or think they're all set but find they missed some important basics. Unless you have a lot of extra money to install a bunker/shelter and buy a couple of years worth of food at the drop of the hat, you need to start slow and in phases.

QUIZ YOURSELF: Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

GET REAL:
DON'T STOP BUILDING:
3 days of supplies is the basic preparedness recommendation. It's simple and doesn’t take a lot of money. Start there. When you've planned and saved for 3 days, begin working on plans for 2 weeks which will require you to look a little deeper into things. When you're set for 2 weeks go for a month, then 3 months, then 6 months, etc. Don't forget about situations where you or a member of your family/group, might not be at home when disaster strikes. Also consider working with others but be careful who you confide in.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
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