I began my Preparedness journey years ago after tragedy struck my family. I had to become self-reliant in order to take care of myself and my children. Preparedness became more than just preparing for the future, it became a way of life for me. I dove into the preparedness community by attending conferences, buying books, researching online, and seeking other like-minded people. Throughout my journey I came across many, many resources that I felt were inspired.
One of the most important things I have learned on my journey of becoming prepared is that the skills and resources I've learned and acquired are for more than just emergencies. They are for EVERY DAY issues.
Why do we prepare?? HOW do we prepare?? How much do we prepare??
There are a lot of questions and an endless supply of answers but are they relevant to you and your family??
When you find a cool new website with lots of information the first thing you need to do is ADAPT it to your own family's needs.
Do you live in a flood zone?
Do you have young children?
Do you have pets?
Do you take prescription medication?
There are a lot of different questions that you need to ask yourself and prepare for.
The first step is the Family Communication Plan.
Run through the different scenarios and plan accordingly.
-Children at school, parent at work.
-Children at home, parent at the grocery store.
-Children at college out of state, parents both at work.
-Empty nesters on vacation out of state.
If you're feeling overwhelmed already take a look at this Preparedness Calendar! There are similar ideas to break down the preparedness so that you don't feel the need to do it all at once. If you are feeling overwhelmed take a step back and remember why you're doing this in the first place. Your family!! You can do it! Take a deep breath and get back at it!
Download already made Emergency Binder Dividers in the store!!
Emergency Binder Dividers
Family Emergency Binder Dividers ready to insert into your binder. Each page has a list of the documents you will insert into that section.
Does NOT include binder!
This is a download. Nothing will be mailed to you.
An emergency binder will help you:
What you need:
What to include in your binder:
Family History Work
~I store originals (copies when I carry them regularly) in my Emergency Binder. I scan all of the documents first and have them on an external hard-drive as well.
~I keep my Emergency Binder in a waterproof/fireproof safe that is easily accessible.
I use my handy dandy emergency binder for everyday issues like: