Add Games in Your Emergency Bag (Preparedness Quick Tip #21)

Why pack for an emergency some games too?

Even in daily life, we find ourselves stuck in lines, stuck waiting, just stuck, and wish we had something that could occupy our time. An emergency situation might leave you with the time that needs occupying, too, especially if you have children around who get bored.

PQT #21 - Light entertainment can make a power outage, waiting for rescue, or even long-term emergencies easier to deal with.

What Games to Add in Your Emergency Bag?

Why not pack some playing cards, some dice, some colors, a few books, or other time spending devices to help occupy some of the downtimes that might come from waiting. Or develop some family story and word games that you can play to help keep your kids talking and not focusing inward on their fear? You may be in a shelter or in a motel with no power, or in your car, stuck on the side of the road and waiting for help to arrive.

Our kids take their cues on how to react to situations from us. So if we can provide a calm, safe, fun environment for them, they’re more likely to be able to relax and not be full of fear. 

Being in an emergency isn’t all fun and games, but having fun and games at your disposal may help you pass the time better!

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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.

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