I would do it sooner and prepare for longer in rural and remote areas. But it is a first step to start now.
Take the next 24 weeks and build a 7 Day Survival Kit!
Some find it difficult to put together a disaster preparedness kit, but using this easy-to-follow Preparedness Supplies Calendar will help you and your family take the anxiety and frustration out of preparing for emergencies or disasters by ensuring you have enough supplies to last seven days or until help arrives.
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