Toys for Your Bug-Out Bag
Hey there-This is the Mountain Mamma and I have a thought. Please let me know how you feel about it.
We all know being prepared means food, water, and other necessities to varying degrees. However, we don’t always think of entertainment. You know, Entertainment.
It’s something to help us forget our situation for a moment be it tornado, flood, tsunami, earthquake, terrorists, or the dreaded zombie invasion (our sons vote for the zombies). We have children and grandchildren of all ages and all need a break, yes the adults too.
In my truck I keep a small bag of “goodies”. At home I keep a large bag ready to go. Be sure to have LOTS more than you need.
Once we had to go to a shelter because of a tornado warning. The kids were terrified. Heck, the adults were terrified! That’s when I learned I needed things to get everyone’s mind off of their worries.
All I had with me that time were things I always carried in my purse:
- Dice in a small bottle (think empty medicine bottle).
- A notepad and pencil for scoring.
- A small deck of cards.With just those the kids were entertained. The older kids… Continue reading
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On May 22, 2011 an EF5 tornado roared through Joplin, Missouri, Less than ten minutes later one third of the city was destroyed and three fourths was heavily damaged.
158 people were killed outright with another 1,200 injured. Joplin’s only hospital was left mostly destroyed, power was out throughout the city, and roads were impassable due to debris. Continue reading