My heart goes out to those who have struggled to put their lives back together after Hurricane Sandy blew through. I can't imagine losing everything as so many of them did. We do not have hurricanes on the west coast and the weather is tame for the most part. But we do live in earthquake country and are told that it would be wise to be prepared for a few days of survival in the event of a major earthquake.
Over the years, I have put emergency supplies together in anticipation of "the big one," but my habit of rotating water, making sure we don't dip into supplies, and updating contact info has become increasingly lax.
Recently I started following a terrific blog called abowlfulloflemons.net. It's dedicated to home organization and I love the author's tools, tips and challenges to tackle the art of a more orderly life. Starting December 8th she is doing an 8 week program on Emergency Preparedness. If you want to join in, just click on the Emergency Preparedness box below and follow the instructions on her blog: