We have a plan, actually we have several plans. To execute the plan we will have to determine the emergency and the time we have. I have a list and a binder of all of our important information laminated and organized and ready to go. The binder has all of our important documents such as birth certificates, insurance policies, important how to recipes, and more. Each of our packs carry very important and critical items to help us in case of emergency. Then we grab our bags, each person has a designated bag to carry to vehicle that is located in a place (our home) which is easily accessible to all and then on to our extra food, water, 72 hour kits, camping lodging items. We have enough food to sustain our family for over 72 hours. Along with our food storage, I have stored water! The children know how to operate hand crank radios, and other hand crank items such as food mills, and utilize matches, camping items, compass, binoculars, sharpen knives etc. We have water proof jackets, emergency blankets, wool blankets, and extra clothes and shoes. One of my goals in being prepared is to teach my children that by being more self-reliant and by being prepared we are able to help others, handle stress better in unpredictable circumstances, and possibly assist in saving lives. Being adaptable and able to stay calm during these situations are very important. I enjoy thinking ahead and trying to be proactive. We have an obligation to ourselves and to our families to learn how to be self-sufficient and reliant.