the fire department was checking on people around town by snowmobile they said they didn't even realize they had just driven over a parked car till they came down the back and they could see the rear window peaking out.
always a months food a tank full of oil for the furnace by September and a shed full of wood by June.
don't let your gas tank below half fill up if there is a storm coming , always a few gallons of gas in the garage ti run the snow blower
my parents and grand parents had wood stoves , I have a wood stove .
no one called it prepping to have a full freezer and root cellar , it was just smart to have food stored and a drawer that kept the over the counter medicines to get you through a night.
the last store in town closed at 9 then the sidewalks get rolled up and you don't go anywhere other than the hospital ER 20 mile away till morning
a bottle of Tussin , some benadryl , cortozone , asprin , ibuprofine , bandages to handle anything that doesn't need stitches
I have added to this list , a bottle glue - it is great for burns that are blistering.
if your a little prepared not everything has to be an emergency
America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.