During a crisis, there are no “do-overs.” You need to prepare now. You need to prepare well. Make a crisis bearable by not making these thoughtless mistakes.
1. Got water?
This might be the first thing you think of storing, but do you have enough? The suggested amount to store is one gallon per person, per day. Think about that and how much your family uses. Think sanitation, dehydration, cleaning, medical emergencies, etc. Would storing that amount of water be practical for you and your family?
You may also want to invest in water purification tablets if you live near lakes and streams. They will come in handy if you find yourself needing more water in a disaster situation.
2. Storing and forgetting
Don’t think that you can store a massive amount of food and then forget about it. Everything has expiration dates. They may be a few weeks or months (or even years), but they’re there.