Friday, September 30, 2011

Briefly Noted - Everyday Preparedness

I came across this post on Stepcase Lifehack a little while back and wanted to pass it on before National Preparedness Month ended. The opening paragraphs sum the article up nicely.
People create emergency kits for car problems and bad weather, but few create kits to deal with more common but less urgent situations. In particular, misplacing a wallet or forgetting a work laptop at home can play havoc with a person’s workday.
With a little bit of planning, you can create emergency kits that will let you deal with these types of situations in a calm and productive manner.

The whole article is HERE and I highly recommend checking it out. I think it's a great way to close out preparedness month.

This is a great concept that I'm retitling "everyday preparedness". Between the examples the author gives and one from the comments (the clothing etc that are in a gym bag/locker) you've got some great ideas for managing day-to-day incidents. I used to keep a couple of changes of clothes in my office when I worked in Baltimore and I've just never gotten around to bringing the extras in to the office now that I've moved. And I've been here three years. Reading this may be enough to get me motivated.


  1. Very good thoughts on something most people never think about, including me. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for sharing this article. Its a great read and great addition for preparedness month. We have many products that are helpful at Our freeze dried foods are very inexpensive and taste great for food storage

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  7. I'm all about preparedness and you're right, that was a useful article to get us thinking about others aspects of "being ready." I really like the idea of camouflaging the car kit by making it look like a rag bag or something. Clearly if someone breaks into the car and see a MOLLE bag stuffed with gear they're going to take it.