Do you have a bunch of batteries in that junk drawer in your kitchen? You probably have a pile of battery packs. But are you sure that everything you actually need is there? Look over your whole house, check what you’re really going to need for an emergency, and that you have the battery backup for it.
There’s a rule in the preparedness world:
1 is none and 2 is 1
That means, if you use one, you have nothing left. If you had 2 and use 1, you have 1 left. make sure that you have that backup of your backup battery, especially with anything that you would need during an emergency. That means your emergency lights, your emergency radios, any medical equipment, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors (yes, because house fires still happen in emergency situations), and any other electronic device that you feel you will need.
Back up your backups, folks.
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.