There are some tough guys out there who are going to read this article and think, “Books, blankets, hot cocoa? What kind of wimp needs all that?” But the fact is, everyone has comfort items they use to deal with stress. You might not be the type of person who curls up with a book and cocoa, but maybe you like to kick back with a beer and watch TV. Maybe you like to eat candy and listen to podcasts. Maybe you like to chew gum and play video games. The point is, we all have ways of unwinding and relieving stress.
Now consider this: If you use these sorts of things to relieve stress now while things are normal, how much more will you need those things when disaster strikes? Living through a major disaster is one of the most stressful experiences a person can have, and if you don’t handle the stress well, you aren’t going to think clearly (which is crucial when life or death decisions have to be made).
The point I’m making is this: When stocking up on emergency supplies, don’t forget comfort items. Daisy from The Organic Prepper expands on this in the following article. She lists 11 comfort items (and 3 debatable comfort items) you should store for your family. Follow the link below to read it.