“My father-in-law got up, grabbed an iron and a bottle of Listerine and that was all. Like a lot of people, when the disaster happened, his mind turned to mush. It’s really important to practice ahead of time what you’re going to do and what you’re going to take — I just can’t stress that enough.”– David Butler, talking about the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California
That quote is from a great story in today’s Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) about how – and why – to prepare for disaster. I highly recommend you read it. David has some great tips about how he and his family now prepare for disaster – including keeping sentimental possessions like his grandmother’s 1923 diary in his disaster kit. (Of course the article also includes a lot of pretty comprehensive preparedness recommendations from our website.)
Read it, print it, and take it with you when shopping for your Recipe For Disaster party.