I've heard from so many of you that you plan to put together an emergency kit, but just haven't had the time to do it. My book has a list of kit items, as well as a link where you can just buy a kit that comes in a backpack rather than try to assemble all items yourselves if you prefer.
The Christmas Day windstorm we had here in the Northwest knocked out power for thousands. And heavy snows with close to blizzard conditions have already hit the Midwest. Think of such events as reminders to get your own house organized. If you don't already have my book, take a look at a government site in your area, like this one for Seattle.
Doing it yet this week means one less item to put on your list of New Year's resolutions.