Confession: I am a planner. I have insurance for my entire family–down to my dog. I worry constantly about my children. I have taken the car seat installation class, twice. I often imagine the worst case scenario and plan from there. I tend to think of it as disaster minimization.
Just to be clear, I am not crippled by fear. I do not believe that I have control over everything, nor do I want to. However, if I can eliminate risk, I do. I recently purchased a Family Emergency Preparedness kit. No, I am not a Doomsday-er. I just believe that in case of an emergency, if at all possible, I would like my kids to have water, warmth and something to eat.
There are a lot of options for various Emergency Preparedness Kits and my one season of girl scouts makes me extremely qualified to make decisions regarding survival. So, how does a girl scout dropout decide? I read the reviews of course. Ultimately, my research led me to decide on the 4 Person Survival Kit by Survival Kits Online.
The kit includes survival items for up to 72 hours for a family of 4. Everything came nicely packed in the little red duffel as pictured. I also plan to add a few items for my children, such as diapers, medicine, ipad (joking) etc. I will need to transfer the items to a nicer backpack or into two backpacks, because there is no way I could make it very far carrying the duffel as it is currently packaged. First, it’s heavy. Second, did I mention it’s heavy? However, it is extremely comforting knowing that I have the kit, which will hopefully rot away in my garage never to be seen again.
Debbie Downer signing off. Now, back to your regularly scheduled broadcast.