Why wait to be thirsty before you dig a
well? Why wait to be hungry before you plant a garden?
Being prepared is simply being ready for
all eventualities. Changes in weather -- storms, earthquakes,
sunspots -- all can affect your daily routine. Mad-made disasters
such as chemical spills can create a situation that may require you to
evacuate your home. Whether you live in a large city, a small
town, or the country, it is wise to be prepared and to prepare your
family to live independently should a disaster occur. It's not
panic -- just common sense -- like carrying extra water when travelling
though the desert.