I guess it’s because of the Colorado wildfires, but I’m suddenly seeing a lot of articles about putting together a disaster preparedness kit. Now that we have a daughter, it almost sounds worth it to me (or at least appealing), but they do involve some maintenance–tracking and rotating of perishables, for example.
We live in Illinois. There’s no particular history of flooding, wildfires, or severe earthquakes in our area (mild ones yes, no higher than 4.5). It’s flat so there are no mudslides. We live in a forested area that defuses tornadoes tout suite. Would it really be worth it to us to have a kit already put together? I can hardly imagine a situation here that wouldn’t give us time to gather our things before evacuating.
PS–I’m talking about a kit that you throw in the car when you need to GO. We do keep flashlights, candles, an oil lamp, and extra food in the house for power outages and being snowed in, which definitely happens here.