I Would Like to Know If You Are Prepared For An Emergency

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Better Safe Then Sorry

    Hello! I have a $200 first aid kit that has never been used but when I am doing chain saw work the comfort I get knowing its close by is priceless. We also try to keep enough food, water, candles, batteries, est. to last a month. There is only one power supply on Vancouver...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2008

    I Dont Know.....

    does having a phone and the mental capacity to dial 9-1-1 make me qualify as being prepared.... dude, i dont even have bandaids in my house right now
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

    Sure...I Think

    Um...yes. I am. I know where the torch is, should there be a power failure. I know where the door is, and any other possibly exits, such as the living room window. But one hopes something won't become that desperate!
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Jan 21, 2008

    Absolutely...

    Positively.. Always ready. FOR ACCTTTIIIOOONNN. I was, um, raised this way. It's been drilled into me to be ready for the apocalyse. *laugh*
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    No.

    No, I'm not. :P Possible emergencies that I am not prepared for (people of a nervous or neurotic disposition should probably stop reading now :) ): Flash Flood/Tsunami Earthquake House Fire Bushfire Tornado/Hurricane Lightening strike Prolonged Power failures...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    19 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    Let's Play ;)

    you name the emergency, and i'll make up my current working-strategy. and......go!
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    16 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    Just the 'basics'

    Well....I have a fairly well stocked first aid kit, and the skills to handle most minor injuries.  I have enough drinking water stored for 2 people to last about a week--after that we could always take the cap off the well and lift water out by hand if the electric was out...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    I Have to Be

    i have to be prepared for an emergency as my son has very bad asthma and if he has an attack, i have to be ready to go. clothes, nappies, toys as he can be in hospital for days, and the hospital is an hour from our home. if i wasnt prepared my son might die, while i was trying...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    May 1, 2008

    72 Hour Kit

    I maintain a 3 day supply of clothing (seasonally appropriate) and easy long term storage food, and water plus flashlight with extra batteries as well as a hand crank radio. So yes I am ready for any emergency. I even have an Ac adapter in my van so that if power goes off I will...
    Raibeart Raibeart
    51-55, M
    May 1, 2008

    In An Airplane.

    Your seat cushion becomes a floaty-device upon chance the plane coasts safely into welcoming waves. Simply secure the seat-belt around your body, kick your legs up in an SOS position, and bob comfortably until help arrives.
    wonderlust wonderlust
    31-35, F
    Jan 21, 2008

    Knowledge

    I am prepared. I love my home and the place that it sits on. I have a natural spring on my property meaning good clean water. As well I have my own garden in which I can my food. I have bug out bags for my home car and to leave my house. I know how to hunt, trap, and gather...
    Brenton8Sumters Brenton8Sumters
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    I Wrote On This Already.........

    No, I am not ready for an emergency. I have nothing, if any type of natural disaster happens. Hurricane, tornado, server t~storm, earth quakes....you name it!
    123ct 123ct
    36-40, F
    8 Responses May 1, 2008

    Yes - Both Kinds

    I divide the concept of "emergency" into two categories.  The first is cataclysmic.  This includes such things as meteors, floods, and another political administration headed by anyone named Bush.  I have prepared for this by having a fabulous and...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    9 Responses Jan 22, 2008
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