Unfortunately, accidents and weather disasters are always a possibility. Fires, floods, and other severe events can damage our homes and seriously disrupt the day to day comfort of our ordinary lives. Building a supply of equipment and supplies to deal with the consequences of such stressful occurrences is important for mental and physical well being for everyone involved in these sorts of troubling circumstances.
Sometimes an emergency situation may be as simple as a temporary power outage. As many residents in the Northeast experienced this past fall, sometimes a power outage may extend for days. In such a case, a generator is a practical piece of emergency equipment. If a generator is gas powered, maintaining a supply of fuel is also prudent. In the event that refrigeration is lost, a supply of nonperishable food is also good to have on hand.
Clearly, it is important even for small scale emergencies to maintain supplies to best contend with unexpected events. A serious doomsday prepper may build a large stockpile of supplies, but even minimalist attempts at emergency preparations can have a favorable impact on a tough situation. It is a great idea to keep a first aid kit, emergency food and water, clothes, fire extinguisher, communications device, and other items as part of a survival strategy in case of emergency. These disaster supplies can be quite bulky as they should include provisions for each member of a household to survive for at least seventy-two hours.
A storage shed outside of everyday living space is a great option to keep emergency supplies and equipment at the ready for when they are needed. A dedicated emergency equipment storage building may include shelving to store a survival pantry and may even provide shelter in a pinch. Of course some supplies should be kept within homes such as first aid kits and fire extinguishers, but a separate structure equipped for emergencies can serve as a meeting point for family members to regroup and best contend with a pressing crisis.