(Closed) Spinoff of a spinoff: How do you prepare for the worst case scenarios?

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Post # 3
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MightySapphire: We have started stocking up on tons of ramen noodles haha. My husband is convinced there will be a zombie outbreak. We are also going to get some large water coolers on our next paycheck and we have first aid and bags in our cars just in case. You guys are really good though!

Post # 4
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My husband is now fixated on Hurricane Irene. And we live all the way up in MAINE! lol  He came home today and told me I needed to grocery shop by Friday to beat the crowds and batten down all the hatches.  Honestly, I can’t see it being an issue up here but I’ll lay in a few extra groceries this weekend just to calm him down:)


Post # 5
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yeah, I’m a planner but I’m not that good.  I try to keep my important papers in one place and have extra food stuffs but a to-go bag I do not have.  In the winter, I try to make sure I have snow boots and blankets in my car if I get stuck.

Post # 6
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My mom has always had us ready for stuff since we had to evacuate after the 75 tornado and she couldn’t find me with my grandparents. Every year right after new years my mom sends us a new evac book (they sell them at target) and her, dad, sil, and myself get onto a conference call and write up a evac plan. The book contains phone numbers, where we all go, med listings, important info. It is a really comprehensive book that keeps everything organized. It is great for us, if anything happens, I would know where to find my mom, and where my brother would go or a place we all can meet.

We also have evac pack, generator, solar cell chargers, and prepaid satellite phones.

Water and purification systems are a must.

We keep all important papers in a totable fire proof lock box.

And just two days ago I ordered a MRE food system for our cabin. I heard about in on Mark Levins show and tried the sample – it was really good! Since it tasted like real food, was inexpensive, cooks itself, and lasts for 25 years I thought it would be a great addition. It also commes in its own storage container so it will take up little space.

Since the flood started two months ago and is still flooded, we have had everything ready to leave on a moments notice, but it did remind us to get more prepared. Hopefully we never have to use it, but better safe than sorry later.

Post # 7
2701 posts
Sugar bee

@MightySapphire: we live in Tornado Alley and NEED to be that prepared but we aren’t. I am too laid back on some things and that is almost embarrassing to say. We were in a tornado warning and a no travel ban and Fiance was stacking up cases of water, food, dog food, underwear, and a mattress in our bathroom. I couldn’t help but laugh when they lifted the warning an hour later and he had to “unpack” haha.

Post # 9
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My prep for worst case?  Insurance.  It’s whole purpose is to cover you if the unlikely strikes you personally.

In all honesty though, my whole life I’ve never really prepped for stuff like this and don’t feel a need to.  Important documents are in one place but that is about it.  When I lived up north, we’d keep a blanket, hat, and gloves in the car trunk in the winter.

I’m just one that doesn’t feel the need to plan and stockpile and store things for a highly improbable event.

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