Last weekend's blizzard stressed all of us at the community hospital where I work. We were short staffed because some people could not make it in and on top of that, many of us were mandated to stay and work. It was chaotic. Most of us who were there that weekend left exhausted and were dragging all week. I know that I, a full week later, am still not back to my baseline. This is not the last weather emergency we will ever have so I want to use this as an opportunity to be better prepared in the future. So, if I were to make myself some type of emergency kit, what would I pack? I have some toiletries & extra scrubs, but what about food? I had no opportunit to get to the cafeteria before it closed at 1:30 and wasn't able to get any real food until it opened later. Other than wolfing down a couple of protein bars during the day, I ate nothing until 6:30 in the evening. What can I pack that keeps well, is nutritious and easy to prepare and easy to eat? Do I keep a backpack full of canned goods? I actually got to leave but am trying to think of things that would have made me more comfortable if I had needed to stay. And now that I feel like an exhausted wreck of a woman, any tips on how to bounce back? I know I'm not 19 any more, but recovering is taking longer than I expected. Are there any tips or tricks to speed up the process? What are your favorite ways to rest and relax after a tough stretch?