14 April, 2014
Growing up in Oklahoma meant being familiar with the term 'disaster preparedness kit.' I remember one time as a kid, I think I was in 5th or 6th grade, there was a tornado during summer, and we were without power for over a week. We lived with the windows open, even though it was so hot, and we only had sandwiches from a cooler to eat. We borrowed stuff we didn't have from our neighbors, and somehow I remember it as being fun and not incredibly scary, like it sounds.
Since moving out of Oklahoma, I haven't given much thought to such a thing, until recently. For Christmas last year my dad sent me a bunch of ridiculous survival supplies to start a kit with, including, but not limited to: a water canteen that doubles as a bullhorn, an army field guide, a tomahawk, and of course fire making mechanisms.
I gave the whole idea some thought, and I really should have a kit, but the fact is that it's actually quite scary, and depressing to even think about. So I put it all out of sight, out of mind for now.
Do you have a disaster preparedness kit? What's in it? Is this how your dad tells you he loves you as well? haha
Labels: apocalypse prepping