Be prepared for an emergency
You hear about natural disasters all the time on the news... but if you're like me you figure since you don't live in an area prone to natural disaster you don't have to be prepared.
Not so ... take a look at the people in California threatened by wildfires or I'll take an example from a few years back when areas of upstate New York got so much snow people couldn't get out of their homes.
The need to be prepared is universal and yet the percentage of people who have a plan and have a kit is miniscule.
Educate yourself about what you might need in your area in the event something were to happen that either forced you out of your home or caused you to have to stick close to home for some period of time.