The Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” is taken too far by some people known as “preppers”, but not nearly far enough by most. Instead, the average person goes about their day to day activities with total faith and reliance on the basic comforts that we have, including water, sewer, gas, electricity, shelter, and transportation.
But every once in a while something comes along that tosses a wrench into the works. More often than not, it is weather related. Tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, floods, and other natural events all can disrupt our day to day activities, comfort, and our lives. I know that there have been many times in the past (as recent as this past Monday) where my normal comforts have been disrupted.
How prepared are you for a natural disaster? Are you an all-out prepper or are you the opposite and if the power did not turn on you would be in trouble? Do you have a “bug out bag” or other emergency kit? What about stockpiles of food, water, and supplies? Do you have a plan in the event that you are not home and something happens and the roads are closed?