In light of the recent natural disaster in Japan, no doubt many of us are prompted to reflect on our own readiness to withstand an emergency. We do not want to be fearful or in panic mode, but we do want to consider our own state of preparedness. Emergencies come without warning. There is wisdom in having a plan in place if an earthquake or other hazardous emergency comes about. For some, just having a medical kit or knowing what to do in an earthquake may be enough information to save a life. This article is intended to invite you to become aware of what your core needs are in the event assistance is not available, and to develop a plan to meet those needs.
Take inventory of the types of things you need in order to maintain life. Food, water, and prescriptions come to mind.
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