- Make a list of events that have happened in your area in the last 2 years. Power outages, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, floods, drought, wildfires, riots, et cetera.
- Look at how the event affected your life and how long it lasted.
- Get food, water, power, 1st aid, and such so that WHEN (not IF) this happens next year, you can carry on with life as if nothing is happening.
- Once you have step 3 done, double that length so that you can survive an extended period.
- Rinse and repeat
Your goal is not just to survive an emergency, but to get through it without it affecting your life.