Emergency Preparedness Made Simple

You wouldn’t run a marathon tomorrow… so being Resilient, Strong, and Prepared takes a little time and effort…make emergency preparedness fun and easy and–

Break it down into easy chunks.

Check out each of the links below for different approaches on breaking down the steps towards being resilient and prepared into one-step-at-a-time methods.

From building an emergency preparedness kit over 24 weeks, to focusing on one thing per month, to taking just 5 minutes out of your day to be more prepared, you don’t have to get all McGyver in one day.

Everything you do to be more prepared and ready is one less thing you have to worry about for when an emergency happens. One step at a time and you’ll be prepared before you can say “duct tape and a paper clip”. has a fantastic 12-step, do one-thing-a-month plan for getting prepared. 


Take 5 to Survive!

The Emergency Management Cooperative has a great list of easy 5 minute things to do to get prepared .



FEMA has a comprehensive family emergency planning guide. It is chock full of really helpful and important information.


The American Red Cross has an outstanding guide called Prepare! It, too, has everything you need to know. 



The Salem, Or, Statesman Journal has a fantastic guide to building your emergency kit slowly over 24 weeks – 1 week at a time.

It’s a great way to get really prepared, while managing your budget in the process. This is a MUST READ!

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