In sight of what happened in Boston this week, my preparedness bug hit RED ALERT! I am thankful to the law enforcement agents for the capture of the bomber. To the citizens of Boston and the survivors, as always, you have shown the world how resilient we can be.

As an American, I live in relative safety and don’t have to worry about going to the local market and having a bomb go off. This week showed us how quickly and swiftly our “safe” society can crumble. Now, more than ever, it just feels right to be as prepared for anything!

I am ticking off the items from the Six Sisters 72 hours kit once again this month. There wasn’t a whole bunch to put in our box. A spot of cash for the emergencies, some toilet paper (ya, kinda of a big deal even in emergencies), some soap and something to whittle away the hours when the WorldWideWeb ceases to work. I added playing cards but will be on the look out for cheap crossword or word search books.


Source: Library of Congress