We need to be prepared to survive — at home or away from home — for three days. At minimum. Depending on the emergency, it could be far longer before help arrives.

If there’s anything COVID has shown us, it’s that the unthinkable happens. Supply chains break down. Extreme weather events are happening with increasing frequency.

Our checklist makes preparedness as easy as, well, possible.

We break disaster preparedness down into digestible chunks. And no, you don’t need to go buy a year’s supply of toilet paper (just yet), but if you prefer to get your gear before you make your plans, steps 1 and 2 can be switched!

Take Your First Disaster Prep Baby Steps
Literally any step is better than no step at all!

Step 1: Make a Plan

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When shit gets real, the adrenaline is running through your blood. Where are you likely to be? Where will your family and loved ones be? Who does what and how will you get into contact? Cell phones may not work.

Step 2: Get the Gear

Yes, you need gear. And it will cost a bit of money, but don’t fret! This is a worthy investment.

Step 3: Drill (& Chill)

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Disaster preparedness is an ongoing process.

Make a practice of having emergency drills and checking in with your Go Bags and emergency kits every time there’s a time change.