I have watched so many people after some sort of natural disaster waiting on government or power companies, Red Cross or just anyone to help them, bring them food and water, set up places where they can get their children warm, and I just can't understand WHY people leave themselves so open to chaos. Failing to plan is planning to fail, and if you have children, failing to have a way to keep them safe and warm is just something I can't understand.
My children are the reason we moved out here, they are the reason I have spent so much time researching and working to achieve independence and self-reliance. I don't usually get on any kind of soap box here on this site, but honestly, I can't understand why anyone would leave themselves, and their families at the mercy of some larger entity that you cannot control. Please, if you haven't already put a plan in place, use today to get started. You will be amazed at the feeling of calm that comes with knowing your family is safe, no matter what.