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Have you ever noticed how, whenever a big storm is predicted, people start rushing to stores to clean them out of ever food item and supply they have on the shelves? In one sense, it’s probably good that they are trying to anticipate the emergency, despite being last-minute about it. It sure beats those people who don’t bother to prepare at all, then complain when emergency services are overwhelmed by requests for assistance.
But why panic in the first place? Why not have a stash of necessary items always ready for such an emergency? Even if there isn’t a storm approaching, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to rush out to the store every time you run out of toilet paper. Keeping some extra around the house is always a good idea!
Check out the list at The Top 50 Things To Disappear From Store Shelves During an Emergency. And stock up now, even if you only buy a few items every week!
If your kit’s more than a few years old, you might want to open it up and make sure the food is still good and that the clothes still fit. Decide what you want it to do:
- Decide what the purpose of our 72 hour kit is. This is what my husband decided:
- Keep Warm
- Keep Dry
- Stay fed
- Stay informed
- Stay Safe
- Stay Hydrated
Stock up now, while this stuff is still on the store shelves!
Bullets…check. Beans…check. Band Aids…check. The list goes on and on sometimes doesn’t it? As preppers, we all are stockpiling the items and supplies that we plan on needing if and when it hits the fans. We all need to make sure we can eat, drink, protect ourselves from the elements and defend what needs to be defended. However, today I found myself thinking of things that weren’t on my “Need in order to survive” list. Little things that we all take for granted today, but someday, we may look back and think how simple it would have been to pick up a couple of those items when they are no longer on a store shelf near you.