Yes, but only for items that need to be replenished. Everyone should have an Emergency Kit, no matter where you live, in case of a natural or man-made disaster! I don't do it for winter storms, either, just major natural disasters, for us a tropical storm, hurricane or Nor'Easter. Going through two "Hurricanes" in two years and a strong Nor'Easter after Sandy and being without electricity for more than 2 weeks each time, my Emergency Kit is ready. However, when I have warning, I always stock up. I make sure all the vehicles and gas cans are full and check the propane and keep 2 extra tanks available. I check the water supply and constantly rotate and replenish water during the year. I turn the refrigerator and freezer up and start making ice cubes and large blocks of ice to pack the freezer with. This will give me 12-24 hours longer of not having to worry about losing frozen and refrigerated items. We make sure we get extra batteries, check the Weather Radio and charge up our laptops and cell phones. As for food, we try to avoid frozen all together and stock up on a couple of days of refrigerated items in case we can't get out. These can always be put into a cooler. We then try to find healthy, but simple and non-perishable foods to keep on hand so that we can cook on the grill or burner. As the storm hits, I plug the bathtub and fill it to the top with water to use for cleaning, washing and flushing the toilet, just in case we lose city water. It's like camping, pretty much, only a lot longer and not really a vacation.