Prepare for the Apocalypse - Or Maybe Just a Bad Storm

Your DGB for today is to fortify your family’s self-sufficiency by preparing for an emergency.

Whether it be because a severe ice storm has downed power lines, or a flood has left roads impassable, sometimes you and your family might be on your own for a few days, and we want to make sure you’re prepared. The CDC has a great checklist for building an emergency preparedness kit. It might look daunting, but it’s actually pretty easy and you don’t need to assemble it all at once. 

Step one is to print out the CDC’s list and check off all the items you already have. You’re probably already halfway there! Step two is the most important one, and that’s to build up a supply of clean water, either by buying bottled water or filling up the specified containers from the tap. Step three is to begin to build up your food supplies. Start by buying a bag of rice, an extra can of beans, and a jar of peanut butter next time you’re grocery shopping and you’ll be done before you know it.

Work down the rest of the list when you can. The next time the National Weather Service announces that a storm is barreling your way or that the dead walk among us, you can rest easy: you got this.