Emergency Preparedness Quick Tip #1: Shoes

Mom's Preparedness Quick Tips: Keep a sturdy pair of shoes by your bed in the case of an overnight emergency so that you don't have to walk barefoot through debris. Quick, short steps to becoming more prepared!

Preparedness Quick Tip #1: Shoes

Having to evacuate your house in the middle of the night because a tornado has just torn through your neighborhood or escape from an overnight house fire or walk through the house to defend against an intruder who has demolished your property and there is glass everywhere, are just a few of the reasons why it’s a good idea to keep a pair of shoes by your bedside.

One of our Family Preparedness Group members on Facebook even suggested making sure to keep your clothes out for easy access (over the bedpost or at the foot of your bed) for those same reasons. Imagine rushing out of the house in  only your skivvies in the middle of winter!

While we hope any emergency will follow along our well thought out plans and preparations, life rarely happens that way. Make it a priority to place a pair of shoes by your bedside to help protect your feet in case of an emergency. It’s a quick and easy thing to do and might really save your life!


You can help your family become more prepared with my Preparedness Quick Tips! Short, quick steps to keeping your family prepared for any emergency – that you can accomplish in as little as two minutes.

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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