Emergency Gas Wrench
This wrench is all one piece, made of sturdy metal, and comes with two sizes of openings for any gas line. It also comes with a zip tie so you can attach it directly to your gas meter, so you will always know where it is. That is assuming, of course, that you know where your gas meter is.
51-piece First Aid Kit
For everything that I would know how to "first aid", this kit has the tools. Simple, lightweight, and even comes with a sturdy plastic case - and a bargain at its sale price this month.
Millennium Bar Combo
These energy bars are not nearly as unpleasant tasting as you're thinking. Imagine a flavored shortbread cookie. Packed with calories, and they have a shelf life of 5 years, even if you store them in your steaming-hot car over the summer.
So that is my first step. WHEW! That wasn't so bad. Now I have a small measure of security, and can officially say that I have started my Emergency Preparation. And all of that only cost me $24.97, including shipping!
What was your "first step"? And what do you plan to do for step 2, 3 etc.?