CONSIDERING "WHAT IF?"

WHAT IF the primary breadwinner lost his/her job?

How long could you last financially i.e. savings, storage, skills?
Could you find a job in your career field?
Will retraining be necessary?
Do you have skills and/or hobbies to fall back on?
Do you know where you can cut back financially?
Is your consumer debt too high to be manageable?
Do you have a garden and fruit trees? 

WHAT IF the primary breadwinner were disabled?

How long could you last financially?
Would you be willing to retrain?
Do you know where you can cut back financially?
Is your consumer debt too high to be manageable?
Do you have disability insurance? 

WHAT IF a member of your family had serious health problems?

Do you have savings to pay for medical bills?
Do you have medical insurance?
Could you handle it emotionally?
Do you have someone to turn to for emotional support?
Do you know how to care for him/her at home?
Do you have medical supplies at home?
 

WHAT IF your family unit were the only church organization?

Would they be taught well enough?
Do you have resource materials for teaching?
Do you understand the gospel well enough to teach your family?
Would your family church meetings have music? 

WHAT IF a hurricane or other major storm hit?

Do you have emergency supplies - food, water, cash, tools, first aid supplies?
Do you have property
insurance?
Do you keep at least 1/4 tank of gas in the car at all times?
Do you have
emergency fuel supplies?
Do you know how to secure your property? 

WHAT IF there were an extended shipping strike?

Do you have HOME storage?
Do you
use your home storage?
Do you
like your home storage?
Is your
food storage nutritionally balanced?
Do you have a garden and fruit trees? 

WHAT IF you have a house fire?

Do you have insurance?
Do you have a household inventory stored away from the house?
Do you have a family escape plan? 

WHAT IF your home flooded?

Do you have flood insurance?
Do you have a household inventory stored away from the house?
Do you know
how to care for flood damaged goods?
Do you have enough cleaning supplies to start cleaning up?
Do you have savings to cover expenses until the insurance checks arrive? 

WHAT IF you were without water?

Do you have emergency water supplies?
Do you have emergency sanitation materials?
Do you know
how to purify water for drinking

WHAT IF you were without heat and/or light (power)?

Could you keep warm?
Do you have
emergency lighting?
Could you still cook?
Do you have
food that doesn't need cooking?
Do you know what you would do with your refrigerator and
freezer

WHAT IF you had to evacuate your home?

Do you have a 72-hr emergency kit?
Do you have any camping equipment that could be used?
Do you have a
way to locate all family members?
Do you know the best evacuation route from your home?
Do you keep at least 1/4 tank of gasoline in your car at all times? 

WHAT IF a tornado warning were issued for your area?

Do you know where to go for protection?
Do you have a
72-hr emergency kit with a radio? 

WHAT IF a tree fell on your house?

Do you have rope to remove it with?
Do you have plastic sheeting to cover the damage?
Do you have access to a chain saw? 

WHAT IF Mother were to be gone for a period of time?

Does the family know how to cook nutritious meals?
Does the family know how to do laundry?
Does the family know how to clean house?
Does the family know how to mend clothes?
Does the family know how to shop wisely? 

WHAT IF your husband passed away?

What kind and how much insurance does he have?
Will his benefits support you?
Will you have to work and are you skilled?
Where are investments?
Can you do what he normally does at home?
Are you spiritually and emotionally prepared to cope? 

WHAT IF your wife passed away?

Could you manage the home?
What would you do about child care?
Could you manage without her income if she currently works?
Does she have life insurance?
Are you spiritually and emotionally prepared to cope? 

WHAT IF you have a serious accident at home?

Do you have a first aid kit?
Do you have first aid training?
Do you know CPR?
Do you have emergency numbers near the phone?
Do you know what information to give over the phone? 

WHAT IF you have car trouble?

Do you know how to change a tire?
Do you know a safe way to get help?
Do you know how to safely use jumper cables?
Do you have an emergency car kit? 

WHAT IF you have a home utility problem?

Do you know how to turn off water, gas, and electricity?
Do you know where the sewer clean out valve is?
Do you now how to reset circuit breakers?
Do you know how to light a pilot light? 

WHAT IF you were snowed in at home?

Do you have food and water?
Could you keep warm?
Could you
communicate with anyone outside of your home?
Could you clear a way out of your home?
Could you cope with a
power outage, also? 

WHAT IF you get stranded at the office overnight?

Do you have an emergency kit at the office?
Will you be able to
communicate your situation to anyone?

WHAT IF you couldn’t leave your home for several weeks?

Do you know what community shielding is?
Do you have adequate food and medical supplies?
Can you work from home?
Can you communicate in multiple ways?
Can you access the outside world adequately?

WHAT IF a world flu pandemic took place?

Do you know how to protect yourself and your family?
Do you know how to
nurse someone back to health?
Do you have adequate food, water, and
medical supplies for isolation and/or quarantine?
Do you have alternate
fuel supplies if electricity and/or gas are disrupted?
Do you have savings in case you are unable to work?
Can you teach your children if there is no school or church?
Do you have life insurance?