Assess Your Current Emergency Preparedness Level
Through the assessment of your current preparedness level, you have taken one of the most important steps in preparing yourself and your loved ones for an emergency. For starters, assess the condition of fire and carbon monoxide detectors, accessibility and exit ability of doors in your house, amount of stored potable water and non-perishable food and quantity of vital medications.
 
Keep Off The Ground
When setting up shelter you need to keep off the ground. Laying on the ground is going to suck all of the heat out of you and you will end up being close to hypothermia before you know it. Laying on a ground sheet or a poncho isn’t going to cut it. Make a platform out of logs or gather up a bunch of leaves and weeds and create yourself a soft padded raised bed.