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Originally posted by osirys
Step 1 should be: Convince your family that you arent crazy.
But seriously, good points. A preparedness plan never hurts, who knows when youll be struck by a tornado, or flood, hurricane. etc.
One point Ill bring up, on a personal level...
Learn to live with less. Even if its just for a couple of days, knowing you can live without your everyday conveniences will make it easier if you ever have to say goodbye to them indefinitely.
Originally posted by AuntB
I like this post but in our family we are slowly introducing the subject to the children. Like the other poster said, we don't want them to think we are crazy and we also don't want them scared. Family meetings every other week are getting us slowly to the point that we can discuss, "In case of an emergency...." I think about how to get the children to dress in sensible shoes everyday in case they need to walk home or making sure they are prepared clothing wise. To change from a materialistic lifestyle to a prepared/old fashion lifestyle is harder then it sounds.
I printed out these steps and plan to incorporate them into our lives. I want it to be just how we live vs. just in case. I hope that makes sense. [/quote)
You make complete sense
Good for you on your processing the kids. So far my family thinks I'm crazy, sometimes I feel totally alone but it doesn't stop me preparing.