By Lars Sorensen
Newcomers to the concept of emergency preparedness might be intrigued enough to take the first few steps, but not feel quite ready to consider serious long term strategies (e.g. going off grid). This article is meant to be is a primer for a typical family of four that wants to safely get through a few days without electrical power or plumbing after a natural disaster. The basics are covered here, and in an effort to avoid sprawl, the entire list is storable within a standard closet space.