Is your family prepared to survive a natural disaster while you’re away?

Okay it’s real simple. Is your family prepared in case of some type of natural disaster whether it be a weather event, tornado, earthquake, whatever the case may be, that could cripple the supply line. My personal feelings is you should have your family prepared to lock the doors and stay inside the house for maybe a week. And not have to come outside for anything you know if there was to be a you know a catastrophic winter storm. Some the things to make sure they have on hand is, enough water to get through seven days or means of filtering water like some type of gravity fed filter. Also if your home is all electrical like mine you want to make sure they have some type of source for heating and cooking that they can use inside so it needs to be some form of clean energy such as like propane, like a camping stove, something like that. You of course don’t want to be burning charcoal inside or have like an open woodfire inside. You wanna make sure you know they have enough food and this food needs to be something they’ll eat. Like my kids love like peanut butter and chicken noodle soup which of course they’re not going to want to eat that you know for a solid week. So you know you want some variety in there. Now with that being said is you don’t have to go out and spend a ton of money. Getting a week’s worth of supplies ready you know. Start with a three day supply kit. You know and then a second three day supply kit. And there you go 6 days and if you do it third three day supply kit you got a little over a week.

You also want to make sure you have a good first aid kit set aside. Now I don’t want people to think I’m one of those people that think it’s going to be the end of the world as we know it or anything like that I’m not talking about one of those type of scenarios. I’m just talking about your basic stuff that happens, you know every year. Somewhere, you know, there’s like warm weather events like tornadoes and flooding. I live close to the Mississippi River. I tell my wife all the time if they were to break the levee or the levee was to break north of us, up river from us, don’t go getting in that car thinking you’re going to outrun that water because you’re not going to outrun that water because that’s what everyone else is doing. Get you and the kids and get in the dawg gone bass boat, unhook the boat from the trailer and just chill out and wait on the water to come because it’s going to be there sooner or later. I really need to go ahead and get them some supplies pre-stationed in the bass boat just for that type of scenario.

These are just some ideas that I want you to think on. This is not an all inclusive post. If you have other ideas let me know.

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