Yep, it's that time of year again. When you set your clocks back on Sunday, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detector and check the expiration dates on your stored food, water and any medications you may have in your kit.
Don't wait until after your food and water expires and then throw it away. Check on stuff before it expires and then use it! Make a family indoor camping night---turn off all the lights and actually use your emergency supplies. It's not only a good way to use up food and water that's nearing its expiration date, it's also a good time to go over emergency plans and remember how to use emergency supplies. Plus, it's free family fun! Well, if you have teenagers, the fun level might be debatable.
So, not only do you get to score another hour of sleep (woo hoo!), you get a chance to make sure your kit is ready to go. It's also a great deal of fun to sing Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" as you're changing your clocks. What? Just me? Ok.