September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security, sponsors of the effort, use this month to encourage Americans to prepare for natural and manmade disasters. Many of us already have our plan in place and a bug-out bag stocked and ready. Others are just starting out and need a little guidance. Not only does building a local prepper community with those you trust fight off isolation, it provides help and security. If your friends and family aren’t prepared, make National Preparedness month the time you talk to them about the importance of preparing.
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