How much drinking water do you have on hand? Do you have stuff to purify
water in an emergency?
This brings us back to the theory of Zombie Apocalypse: If you are prepared to fort up and survive when the dead rise and walk the earth in search of human brains, then a busted water main is a doddle. Just be sure and refill your water supply after they get the pipe fixed. You know, in case the zombies come the day after.
A little advanced preparedness can turn what would otherwise be a big problem into just a minor hassle.
In short: Be Prepared.
Just stocking up on a few simple things can really get you through a power outtage, water outage, gas outtage, and the like.
Now take this precaution and preparedness idea and apply it to self defense...
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Wouldn't a disater be much easier to deal with if you had a big old bag of everything you needed ot survive that you could dump in your car if you had to evacuate? Or if things were worse a smaller backpack if you had to walk out.