Last weekend I went through the family 'emergency box' making sure that the matches, candles, torches, and gas camping stove were still OK, in addition we always have a tarpaulin to hand in case the autumn/winter storms cause damage to our roof, and plastic bags to fill with earth or sand in case of a flood alert. Just in case we have a repeat of the (for the UK) heavy snow of earlier this year we have a stock of tinned and powdered food, as well as some stored water in case we are cut-off once more, or supplies fail.

Do any of you take similar preperations?