Preppers are among the most resourceful and responsible groups of people in the entire world! Here in a nutshell are some things you can do right now, with little expense, to increase your security, preparedness and your confidence. Make an agreement with yourself to turn to preparedness rather than panic to solve problems- all problems! Recognize that your MINDSET is your most valuable resource, and become determined to learn all that you can to support your Preparedness Mindset. Discuss your plans with other adults in your household. Ask for their support. Agree on a meeting point near your yard in case of house fire, a meeting point if family cannot get together in an emergency, and a person to call in another area if family gets split-up. Save clean soda pop and juice bottles, add four drops of non-scented, plain Clorox, fill them with tap water, and store them in a cool, dark place. Using a back pack or suitcase, pack the following in it and place it near the most used door in the house: Food: Energy bars, peanut butter, crackers, hard candy, tea bags, small pack of coffee, and 3+ plastic bottles of water. First Aid: A minimum of 7 day supply of all your prescription medications, Tylenol, Imodium AD, Tums, Pepto-Bismol, burn cream, band aids, plastic wrap, cough drops, baking soda, salt, etc. using water-proof film canisters where needed. Clothing: 2 pr. socks, complete change of clothes, walking shoes. Misc: Hunting knife, compass, towel, plastic bag with dry washcloth, map of local area, list of phone numbers, 2 space blankets, a rain poncho, 50' of twine, wire, Sharpie Pen, pencil and paper, coffee filters, metal cup or bowl, Sewing kit with strong thread and large needles, duct tape, signal mirror, lighters or matches and firestarter, family photos, and anything else you would want to have with you. Copies of all your important papers -- birth and marriage certificates, deeds, titles to vehicles, immunization records, copies of all prescriptions, passport, drivers license, Social Security card, etc. These are simple steps, important steps, and may one day be lifesaving steps for you and your family.