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Do You Have Your Survival Kit Ready? Me Neither!

By on Jul 11, 2011

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Did you just experience that crazy storm??? I was sitting in the living room blogging when it hit! The power of the wind plus the rain made me think the windows were going to crash in. I was so spooked that I woke up Zoe to keep her close and sat on the floor opposite the windows and shielded myself with the couch. PJ, the cowardly dog, ran to my side and sat there…quivering.

The storm has passed now, but I realize that the power is out. The $11 clams that I bought Saturday are sitting helplessly in a powerless fridge along with $5 milk, $5 butter, $7 smoked salmon and a whole host of other “I had recipes and plans for that” food items. To get my mind off of it, I decide that maybe I could just cook up a boiled egg and some oatmeal and throw in the movie from last night; after all, I was lucky enough to have 75% of stored energy remaining on my laptop. Well, I had no idea that our stove ran on gas AND electricity, so breakfast is out of the question and the movie DVD is still in the player which won’t open without power. So all that is left is a shaken dog, baby chatter and an overly imaginative brain…and where does that get me…

…It gets me thinking about what I would do if it were the end of the world and I’m at home alone with Zoe and PJ without a clue of what to do or how to do it? I was never in girl scouts so I don’t know how to make a fire without a match. I don’t know how to beat hypothermia and I don’t know how to fish nor do I know how to cook fish on an open flame. We don’t have an emergency bag packed and frankly we don’t have a proper flashlight or working batteries. YIKES!

…Well the power has just come on…phew. We’ll still have our clams for dinner and I can finally eat a little grub. But I’m still concerned about the “what if’s” that seem to happen when you’re least prepared. I think first things first, I need to use a little electricity to google survival kits then I’m spending this week collecting supplies for my family’s survival bag.

A Momma bear has got to be prepared. I’ll keep you posted on what I find out so you too can be prepared.

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