This post is excellent on being emergency ready. makes me feel less overwhelmed about it.

I am doing this. How many of the many flashlights in this house work? Pinner writes "Idea for emergency candles! good shower gift too" Yeah, okay, phones work, but why use that battery up

Build Your Own 5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit. Everyone should have one of these emergency buckets packed and ready to go. If you only ever do one thing for emergency preparedness, put together one of these kits.

Who knew? If emergency occurs... While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg. Peel that membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure) The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches.

Doomsday: Would You Survive? Infographic

The Easiest 100 Gallons of Emergency Water Storage--interesting reading, too...tips for emergencies

How To Start An IV - SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

This is the easiest way to pull together 72 hour kits that I have ever seen.

Emergency supply checklist

Sold Out After Crisis

12 Top Emergency Preparedness Items by Food Storage Moms

Emergency Preparedness

Scroll down through her other tips to see this. Great idea for those who are short on storage space.

72 hour kit tutorial.... emergency preparedness!

Emergency meal kits to keep on hand - no cooking/electricity required. Lots of 'Linky List' ideas for meals were submitted to this post.

Emergency Preparedness for Storms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes @ Common Sense Homesteading

DIY Earth Sheltered Dwelling For Long Term Survival - SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

Four Badass Paracord Knots You Should Know - SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

food storage ideas

52 Wild Plants You Can Eat - SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit : I'm an Organizing Junkie