Which Emergencies are You Preparing For?

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What kind of emergencies are you preparing for?  Do you know? When my husband and I were buying our home, they had to determine whether we would need flood insurance or not.  It turned out we are pretty close to a floodplain for a nearby dam.  I never would have guessed, because we’re not right… Read more »

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget, Part II

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In my last post, I shared my list of ways anyone can start preparing for an emergency without spending much money.  Although these steps are important, of course, not all preparation is going to be free.  (After all, the reason we’re preparing to begin with is so that we can take care of ourselves, and… Read more »

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget, Part I

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Many people are realizing the value of preparation because our tough economic times make the future seem so uncertain.  What if things get worse (maybe much worse) before they get better? Unemployment is high, home values are low, and many people simply can’t afford to prepare in the ways that they would like to. We… Read more »

Why I Choose to Prepare

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Boy, if there’s one thing I’m passionate about, it’s got to be emergency preparedness!  Ever since elementary school, when we got to pick a bunch of food to put in a Ziploc bag in case of emergency, I’ve loved being prepared.  At the end of the school year (if there had been no emergency) we… Read more »