You’ve just received an text alert on your phone that [ insert crisis here ] has happened and it is not safe to return home. It’s about this time that you realize your emergency kit is in the trunk of your car which is in the shop for repairs. Fortunately you have a few things in your backpack but you still must find food/water, shelter and stuff.
How prepared or adaptable would you be in this situation? It might be as simple as staying with someone in an unaffected area till the crisis is resolved but if you have no transport, cash or other resources could you cope?
Imagining scenarios like this is a good way to train and find the strengths or weaknesses in your plan. It’s telling that we have sites like ready.gov popping up. The Boy Scouts weren’t kidding with that “Be Prepared” thing.