When it comes to emergency preparedness, I am a slacker.

Yes, I may have 42 meals in my freezer, but a fat lot of good that is going to do me if there is an earthquake (did I mention that I live in California,) and we lose power.

And I have to say that I haven’t always been the most prepared person on the block. Once, I had gone to a MOPS group where they made emergency car kits. (I will give you the list on Monday if you want to do this with a group of your own. Kind of like a Freezer Meal Swap but with bandaides and tongue depressers.) One of the items in the kit was a sanitary napkin  – great for pressing against a head injury.

When I explained the purpose of the pad to my son Justen, his response was, “Promise me you will just let me bleed to death…”

Apparently, my kids are not always safety first, either.

So I am going to spend the next couple of weeks working on my disaster prep. Wanna do it with me?

I will give you lists of what you need to have on hand, great links and ideas from the best in the business to be prepared for everything from earthquakes to the latest on what you should have for the swine flu.

Don’t worry. I’m not panicing, but we all need to Amodia AD on hand anyway, right?

Starting on Monday, I will be getting my plan together and share it with you.

Let’s be safety girls!

kathilipp

Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.