Wow, our emergency preparedness really needs some work!
We got almost caught short twice in two weeks and it is partly because I had defined emergencies as natural disasters or power outages not supply chain shortages or medical emergencies.
So problem one was when I had to go to the ER two weeks ago because of suspected food poisoning. If it had been caused by our dinner then Hubby would have had to go too. Fortunately he didn't as our back up dog care is our local son and DIL and they were on vacation in Mexico!
Now you may not think dog care is such a big deal but our dear old dog is medically complex and we are keeping her alive with 4 medications and prescription food due to her having not just one but two metabolic diseases (Addison's and kidney disease) plus high blood pressure. So oops on back up care. A neighbor has agreed to be our very local back up until one of our sons could get her and we will back up her cat care. Now I need to put together even more thorough instructions.
Our second oops was also dog related. We struggled to find a prescription dog food she would eat and she lost a lot of weight in the process. She likes her current frozen food regime. We were almost out so we were pretty shocked to find out it was out of stock at the store and by mail order from the manufacturer. We do have some shelf stable food for her for true survival emergencies but it isn't prescription.
Although we finally did find some at another store we also go a new prescription for the slightly less on target food the same company makes which was not out of stock. We do need to think this through even more though.
I'm sure there are many other things we aren't prepared for and am thinking that getting our emergency plans and to do list really thought through will be a good "couch" project while I recover from my foot surgery.