8 Emergency-Preparation Steps For Children

Some truly sincere parents are so overly protective of their kids that they will do just about anything to maintain their children’s innocence for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this sometimes involves shielding children from things they should know and failing to realize that they are capable of handling more than they are given credit for.

In reality, many children — even young ones — understand what’s going on in the world around them and realize that not all news is good news. More than anything, they want to be kept honestly informed about family situations.

Prepping For Pets

While I was walking my 8-month-old golden retriever the other day, I stopped to chat with a neighbor. Both of our families had gone through the trauma of the death of a pet recently, and one of my neighbor’s comments really stuck with me.

“They say that a pet can be just like a member of the family, but forget the ‘just like’ part,” he said. “A pet is a member of the family.”

Being a longtime animal lover and pet owner, I couldn’t agree more. How about you?

The Top 3 Multipurpose Survival Items

Stockpiling food, water and other items is a great idea. In an emergency situation, having those crucial items could mean the difference between you and your family surviving on your own or having to become dependent on a Federal Emergency Management Agency center, assuming you can get to it on time.

But what if you’re traveling when a crisis occurs? It’s unlikely that you’ll have much of your food and water supply in your car when something like that happens. Or you may find yourself in a situation where you are really on your own and have to deal with the elements that Mother Nature can throw at you.