It seems like disasters happen with more frequency these days. Depending on where you live it’s snow, hurricanes, flooding, a global pandemic (geeze, who saw that one coming?), wildfires, blackouts; the list goes on. The truth is you just don’t want a disaster to make your life a disaster. 

There's no shortage of well intentioned information, but all too often I feel this kind of advice comes in two flavors. The overly simplistic advice like you hear on the news or government promos, "make a plan, make a kit, be prepared." Or, it's written for a post apocalyptic world.  I want to bring you practical and actionable advice that a family may use to prepare for an emergency. For me it all started with hurricane Irma.

Here's my approach – this blog was created to bring a little sophistication when life is uncivilized. The next time the lights do go out, instead of just surviving in the dark, I’d like you to consider what would make this experience comfortable for your family. Why not have bright lanterns filling every room. Enjoy a delicious warm meal made on your camping stove. Maybe you could roast marshmallows and have s’mores for dessert. 

If you handle a disaster with style, you’ll be able to overcome any obstacle that comes your way. Broken things will be fixed and life will go back to normal. The internet will return and your kids will go back to school. It won’t be long before you’re back in meetings like it had never happened.

- Greg Greunke

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