Sophie's Mid-term for one of her online classes was for our family to put on a simulation. We were to pretend to have an earthquake and then spend the rest of the day with no power, water or gas.
I am not much of an actress but when I "started the simulation" by saying "Earthquake". The kids ran under the table. Ian who had been laying on the futon just rolled onto the floor. As a result her ended up having a broken arm because something "fell" onto him.
|Look at these grins and giggles. Aren't we supposed to be having a disaster?! I guess you can have fun even while suffering from lack of screens. Funny how marshmellows will bring out the smiles.|
When the sun went down and we had to get out the flashlights and lanterns.
We are certainly going to be revisiting our emergency supplies. We need to keep rotating the food in the kit. It is a good thing we still had access to the pantry and cabinets or we would have gone to bed hungry. We also need to have a good first aid lesson. When the injuries aren't real it was hard to see how they would acutally react but I know we could all use a good review of what we need to do for different types of injuries. With the drought in CA we have been adding lots of water to our storage so water was not something we worried about thankfully. We would have enough to last us for a number of days.
The simulation is something the kids want to do again. We decided we should do something like this evey year or so to help us review our food storage and 72 hour kits.
Our simulation only lasted about 9 hours. We could have gone longer but we have so many things in our schedule it was hard to even squeeze in the 9 hours.