Not even 3 months out of the gate and we've been put to the test. From day 1, post Dx, we've developed certain habits that lend themselves to emergency rediness. Hurricane Irene ripped through our area and cut us off for about 48 hours. Without an airlift (not likely given the weather) we had no access to a hospital or any other medical facility. In comparison to some, we had it easy. I'd been paying close attention to the forecast, as we have family along the east coast, and was well prepared for an extended power outage. I was prepared to live indefinitely without power, and fairly comfortably as well. But that all went out the window the minute we were evacuated......back to those habits I mentioned. We always keep the kit, and a larger kit with lots of supplies, in a central location in the kitchen, we always keep them well stocked, and a have "go bag" of snacks at the ready. We had about 5 minutes warning before being taken out in the bucket of a front end loader only to wind up in a school gymnasium with no food until some time later. If it wasn't for our plan, we may have had a big problem. Another thing that came in handy was a small LED flashlight we keep in the kit. PS: Juiceboxes don't float!