In case you didn’t know, September is National Preparedness Month. Considering the times we’re living it, this shouldn’t be overlooked.
The United States government has a campaign (www.ready.gov/september) they promote this time every year to help folks not only think about preparedness but take action, too. Wild fires, foreign & domestic terrorism, drought, flooding, tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, violence and economic depression are just a few things folks need to prepare for.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself:
Do you have car insurance?
Do you have emergency food provisions?
Do you have a blanket in your car?
Do you keep the fuel level in your car at least half full?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then congratulations you are practicing home preparedness!
In reality, every month should be National Preparedness Month. You can follow simple and inexpensive methods that anyone could do on a budget. This may include getting some extra cans of food per month, purchasing a different type of water filtering device, buying batteries or whatever. In other words, you don’t have to take it to extremes but approach it from a more economic and moderate standpoint.
When an emergency happens, you’ll be very happy you took the steps to ensure the survival of you and your family.
Proverbs 6:6-8 (ESV)
Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.