This Ben Katchor cartoon in the most recent Metropolis Magazine made me laugh, but it also got me thinking about household safety. (Maybe I’ve been watching too much Jericho.) We have the standard smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, but other than that, we haven’t given it much thought. So I’m curious: how extensive is your emergency plan — do you have a three-week stockpile of nonperishable food items? Or, like me, do you not have one at all? –Mary T.
P.S. A good place to get started is American Red Cross: Be Prepared. There are also lots of emergency supply kits online. And just because it’s interesting, Boing Boing recently shared some information on emergency survival for vegetarians.