Do you have an Emergency supply

@taface412 (3176)
United States
February 7, 2010 8:13am CST
It wasn't until the last two years I started to seriously think about how important it is to have this in your household. And it has nothing to do with things that have happened nationally. It has to do with the fact that when severe weather hits my area....I can get literally stuck. Between flooding and the snows that hit my region I literally can be stuck in my rural area for days if not weeks. Sounds crazy but true thanks to whatever you want to blame it on. And after the horrible ice storm last year I not only plan on making sure I have an emerngency supply of food, a generator, batteries, and a savings account(because let's face it the bill people may understand for a bit why you can't pay right away but it makes life much harder to play catch up). So do you have a plan? Or are you not worried about it?
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I live in earthquake country, Southern California so yes, we have a plan and we have an emergency supply. We keep canned food, water, flashlights, and a first aid kit in our home. Our supply of food and water is for about 14 days. Just this year, we added a little bit of cash to our supply because it occurred to us that in an emergency, ATM's may not be working. We also keep the same supplies in each of our cars along with a pair of comfortable walking shoes in case we run out of gas and have to walk somewhere.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Very good plans there. Some people thinks it's silly to think ahead like that, but you have to. Plus, I am sure with the Haiti thing people should start realizing how important it is when it comes to the food supply reaching the victims.
@dasj20 (127)
• India
8 Feb 10
hi both of you are good and have a nice idea.start shortly .. keep it up my friends. thanking you friends. have a nice day
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Feb 10
In the fall, we stock up on canned goods. We have one cupboard full of candles and other things that we can use during an emergency. If we can't come home because of a bad storm, we go to one of my brother's and now since his cousin moved up here, he could probably go there if detoured and rerouted. We have a wood stove in case our heater goes out. We have a spare hand dug well for water.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
16 Feb 10
You are on top of it aren't you. Good planning. I've got a wood burner also...and two kerosene heaters for back up also.
@dgtempe1 (88)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Yes, i started getting more than "one" of each of some items in case of illness or bad weather. I mainly get OTC meds and your typical pain releivers as well as cough syrups,and stuff like that. I also try to get as much canned food as i can.
• United States
8 Feb 10
Sometimes we try to always stay stocked up on things. The other day we ended up getting a lot snow and got snowed in and people couldn't go anywhere unless you had a very tall and good truck to get you through the snow. But my husband went shopping to get somethings for the house because he new the snow was going to get bad. And that it did. I stepped outside and it went up to my hips. But we normally are stocked up on food and things for the house.
• India
8 Feb 10
I don’t have any emergency plans really coz my city has not seen a natural calamity in years (touch wood). It was last year though that we had a very bad pre-monsoon nor’wester that uprooted trees which fell on electric poles so we were without electricity for 2 to 3 days at a stretch and the going was really bad. We did stock up on water during the few hours that electric connection was given and the water pump could be worked but rationing that was more difficult than storing…food was not a problem thank God! However, we do think that last year was a one off situation…we don’t really have storms like that here, so no emergency stocking up for me.
• Canada
8 Feb 10
Hi, We had a huge ice storm about 10 yrs ago (maybe more) and the whole province was in the dark. We were lucky, theres a big shot guy from the Electric Company living on my street, so maybe thats why we were without power for only about a week out of the 4 weeks that most people were out of power. But believe it or not, most of the companies said it was ok to not pay our bills. I couldnt believe it. I do have a generator, bought it when that ice storm happened. I keep batteries, candles, and wood for my fireplace. I also have medicine. My husband takes pills for his high blood pressure and he always has a month's prescription on hand. Now that we have a dog, (we didnt the last time) I make sure I have plenty of frozen food for him. So yes, we do have a plan and because we do, Im not worried.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
8 Feb 10
I keep a good supply of food and water, candles and matches and certain medicines on hand all the time, but I need to work on having it organized and in the right place. I need to put a pack in the car and another somewhere so I can grab it in a hurry if needed. I wish I had a place to go to, though...
@1989622 (68)
• China
7 Feb 10
I live in earthquak area in china . And about 25 Years ago a serious earthquak happened here . But even though that still nobody start to prepare an emergency supply . We just dont think it is neccessary,because we think we will get supply from the government . But now i think we also need to prepare to help ourselves instead of hoping others . But it is still hard to let people believe it .
• United States
7 Feb 10
Hi, Ta! Without my emergency supplies, I'd be sunk! I spent more than a month totally bedridden with a heavy-duty case of pneumonia, and if I hadn't had a supply of things packed away, I can't imagine what I would have done. Here in Miami, we regularly stock up for hurricane season. Now I'm glad I've gotten in the habit of staying well stocked up!
• United States
7 Feb 10
We tend to go out before a storm hits and buy some extra food so we don't have to worry about running out of foods to fix. We also have a first aid kit in our apartment full of things that we may need if we get hurt. I believe the first aid kit also has a space blanket so that would come in handy if the power goes out. We have candles and flashlights in case we need light. We also have cellphone access in case we need to call someone about getting help.