Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What is your Preparedness Achilles Heel?

Tornadoes this summer, hurricane up the east coast, a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia felt all the way to NYC, Boston and Ohio, along with one in Colorado & a 6.9 quake in Peru! Record unemployment, rising cost of living...I don't know about you, but I have this overwhelming need to prepare. But what for? So...tell me, what are your concerns?

Despite years of preparing for this or that, I know we all have an "Achilles Heel" or a fatal weakness in our preparations.  You know, that little niggle of doubt in the back of your head that something may not be the way you need it, or...just the direct avoidance of something because you don't know how you are going to do it. 

What is your deep, dark, terrible secret that makes you want to cover your face or scream?  Okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic...or maybe not.

You are not alone, almost everyone has one or two areas that they need to address.  Don't procrastinate any longer.  Now is the time to face those issues head on! 

So, let's talk about it.  Air it out.  Figure out how we are going to make it right and be prepared.  I don't know about you, but I have this overwhelming desire to get as prepared as I possibly can, as soon as I possibly can.  No, I am not prepared as I should be.  Remember, the name (Prepared Household) is a goal, not a state of being.  Let's work on it together.

So, for the next couple of weeks or months, we will cover the basics of preparedness.  Maybe it's things you already know and can contribute to or maybe it will be something you never thought of.  Somebody throw out there a topic for us to begin with and we will get started!

What is your Preparedness Achilles Heel?

1 comment:

  1. The most likely natural disaster in our area is a wildfire. I've been talking with my husband about purchasing a travel trailer or small motorhome that would make evacuation with a dog and two inside cats a whole lot easier.

    He's partially disabled, so we're not going to walk anywhere, and loading everything falls on me (I'm 60). During the last close fire, he was gone and I went through our checklist, loading the necessary items to go to a motel if necessary. What a hassle!

    The trailer/motorhone would also give us some water storage, an alternate source of fuel for cooking, and guest quarters for extra family. The downside, of course, is the expense.