Okay, I get it. You don’t think you need to do anything because nothing ever happens where you live. Then, tell me if this accurately describes your situation:
- You don’t live near the coast, so you don’t have to worry about hurricanes or tsunamis
- You don’t live in the midwest, so you don’t have to worry about tornados
- You don’t live in a flood plain, so you don’t have to worry about floods.
- You don’t live in a major city, so you don’t have to worry about a terrorist attack
- You’ve always been on city water, it’s never been shut off, so you don’t have to worry about water.
- There’s a 24 hour grocery store where you live, so you don’t have to worry about food.
- You think people who buy a years supply of food are going way overboard.
- You think that yes, the government did make some mistakes during Katrina, but they’ve gotten their act together, so you don’t need to worry about being on your own.
I understand all your reasons. Believe me, I do. Why then do the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) both recommend that you have at least 3 days of food and water for every member of your family? What do they know that you don’t know?
DHS and FEMA know in a major disaster, they won’t be able to help everyone. So, at the very least you should have 3 days of food and water for your family. You should have at least one 72 hour supply in each of your vehicles and in your home, along with some basic preparedness supplies.
I’m not suggesting you go overboard. You don’t have to buy a year supply, a 6 month supply, or even a 3 month supply of emergency survival food. Only 3 days of food and water for each member of your family. That’s not much. I know it’s confusing with all the preparedness stuff that is out there, but you really should do something. Starting with a 72 hour kit for each person is a great way to get going. Imagine the peace of mind you’ll have when you know your family can make it on their own for at least three days.
When you shop for a 72 hour kit, be sure to check what kind of food is in it. If it just has a 3 day supply of emergency food bars, you might want to consider adding a Mountain House 72 Hour Emergency Meal Kit by Mountain House Foods. Yes, you have to have water to reconstitute it, but 3 days of freeze dried food is going to taste a lot better than 3 days of emergency food bars. The food bars have their place. But if you have access to water, freeze dried food will make a 72 hour ordeal a lot more enjoyable.
If you don’t want to buy one of the commercially prepared 72 hour kits, you can make your own. Search the posts on this blog. Grab our free report. You’ll find the information you need to put your kits together.
But I know you’re right. It will never happen to you…until it does.