Planning a Disaster-Proof Gift

I don’t know about you, but over the past few months I’ve been thinking more about disaster readiness. First it was Hurricane Sandy. And then, of course, Friday’s horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

Planning a Disaster-Proof Gift: Accidentally GreenIf my family would be affected by a natural disaster I would not be ready. At one time in my life (pre-K … before kids) I had a nifty emergency kit put together. It included a bag of clothing, some cash, flashlights, and a stash of canned food and bottled water. When I needed to change the food a year later, I just never did.

So for one whole glorious year, I was prepared if disaster would have struck. It didn’t.

Now we’re days away from the Mayan Doomsday – which, according to Discovery News, is a marketing fallacy. Phew. (Don’t forget what Matthew 24:36 promises: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”) And the fiscal cliff is rapidly approaching.

Now I have a family of four to take care of, and all I have is our pantry full of food. I’m in the mood to start stocking up on essentials here and there. I’ve thought about what a great gift a disaster preparedness kit could be. They were the rage back in Y2K … so Y not now?

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