Are you ready for the big one? Is your family prepared? Keeping our family safe, warm, and fed after an earthquake takes planning and prepping. Generally speaking most disaster relief organizations recommend that families prepare to survive on their own for the first 72 hours after a disaster. In reality though if possible to be safe large families should aim to have 10 days worth of supplies at home. If a member of our family has special needs we should make plans to get the extra help needed and include additional supplies to assist them. It can be a pretty daunting task to try to pack everything might need for a family. Fortunately there are many companies that pack emergency kits.
Have you ever practiced an evacuation plan with your family? If not might be time to give it a try and test to see how ready your family is for the next big one.
We recently discovered LifeStraws which we have added to our 72 hour go bags. They are pretty awesome you can get clean water anywhere. The company that makes LifeStraws also makes a commitment that for every LifeStraw product purchased, a school child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year.