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7 Steps

“Preparedness is not hard, it’s complicated.”

There is so much that comes to mind when one thinks about the word “preparedness.” Images of 72 hour kits and food storage along with natural disasters and devastation come to mind. And these are real and important aspects of preparing.

But what about emotional, mental, and financial preparedness? Emergencies are not only caused by mother nature. The death of a spouse, the loss of a job, or a fire in your home are all emergencies and can be disasters as well if we are not prepared.

With so many different kinds of emergencies and with all of the advice available today where do you start? How do you identify what needs to be done and how to do it? And, perhaps most importantly, how do you know when you are done?

The answer to all of these questions are the seven baby steps to preparedness:

  1. Locate your loved ones
  2. Survive today
  3. Stay connected & stay informed
  4. Survive tomorrow
  5. Prepare to adapt
  6. Protect your family
  7. Evaluate & share

As you work through the baby steps you will wonder at what point you are done. And it is a great question. How do you know when you are done, when you are prepared? The answer is simple. When you think about the future and what could happen you feel peace.

Now, let’s get started!

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