Our fellow monkey @Falcon15 has a radio show called, In Case Of Emergency. Last week on his show, Falcon asked 10 questions. These are a good gauge as to how prepared are you. If you can answer yes to all 10 then you are ready. If you answer no to any of these questions then you may have some work to do. I answered no to a few of these questions. 10 Questions- Are You Prepared? Do you have enough food and water to care for your family for a month with no trips to the store? Do you have a back-up sanitation plan in the event that you don’t have running water in your home for an extended period of time? Do you have a route if your area were to face a mandatory evacuation? Do you have a back-up route? Do you have a route that you could take if all of the main thoroughfares were gridlocked? Do you have a plan for grabbing what you need if you had to leave your home in 15 minutes from this very second? Do you have an emergency water filtration system? A secondary source of water? Are you prepared for a power outage lasting up to a month? Could you cook? Stay warm or cool? Do you have a plan for meeting up with family if a disaster strikes when you are separated? What if communication is down? What if you are away from home and need to get home? Are you fit enough to leave home on foot, carrying what you need to survive? Do you have family members with special needs or health concerns? If so, have you prepped to take care of these needs if you have no power and can’t get to the store or pharmacy? In a situation of civil unrest due to a lack of supplies, could you keep your home and family safe? Could you take care of medical emergencies on your own if no one was answering the phone when you dialed 911?