We’ve all heard about the supposed end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012. The doomsday prophesies centered around two premises — that the end of the Mayan calendar in some way indicated the end of days, and that a planet called Nibiru was supposedly on a collision course with Earth — both of which NASA scientists debunked.
While it’s never a good idea to panic about apocalyptic predictions, this is an opportunity to ensure you are prepared for the more plausible risks of life. There’s probably not much you could have done to prepare for a collision with Nibiru, but there are plenty of things you can do to prepare your family and your home in case of more earthbound risks, like getting lost in the woods, being stranded on the side of a road or having a tornado hit your town.
Here are some ideas on what you can do to help prepare for life’s uncertainties:
A power outage can affect more than your ability to watch TV. Have a plan in place for sanitation, sustenance and survival. How to Prepare for a Power Outage
Do you know what to do if you get lost in the woods? Click here for some tips.
Worrying won’t necessarily protect your kids — but making sure they master certain skills may help them in an emergency. The 4 Survival Skills Every Kid Should Know
Motorcycle riders: Do you keep supplies with you in case of a breakdown? Tools to Take: What You Need for Roadside Breakdowns
A mom’s trusty purse can hold the remedies for many minor mishaps: 13 Family Safety Items for a Mom’s Purse
To prepare for an emergency at home, it’s a good idea to keep certain things handy. 4 Things to Hoard for an Emergency
In an emergency, you may want to have a secure, well-stocked place in your home where you can take refuge. That’s where a safe room comes in. Safe Room: The Ultimate Secure Shelter
Looking for more ways to help protect yourself and your family? Visit the Be Aware and Prepare section of Allstate.com.