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!