Being a parent means always being prepared. As the saying goes, hope for the best but plan for the worst. Since Lee and I moved from California to Florida then back to California, we have done our share of planning. Understand that we are not the type to panic or worry. The words DISASTER SURVIVAL KITS! with all of the exclamation points do nothing for us. But the idea of being prepared is important.
When we first got married and lived in earthquake prone California, neither of us gave a thought to disaster preparedness. We were the kind of people that didn’t get out of bed for anything less than a 5 on the Richter Scale. Then we had a child and it all changed. Protecting yourself is one thing but protecting a little human being is another. Fast forward to Miami with its hurricanes and we always had our hurricane supplies. Nothing too much; flashlights, matches, batteries, and a radio at the least.
Canned foods and dry food was always a must. Also, because hurricanes are known to mess with the water supply, a bunch of drinking water and a bottle of bleach was part of the supplies. I know that a survivalist would ask for more but we are not that type. If the world is going to end then we will probably end with it.