Think you can survive a disaster?
you one of those 80%?
There are real benefits to being prepared.
By being prepared, we can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany not only disasters, but everyday situations that we do not expect. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. We should be ready to evacuate our homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for our basic medical needs.
People also can reduce the impact of disasters, elevating a home or moving a home out of harm’s way, and securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes avoid the danger completely. No, we are not talking about building a remote bunker in the middle of no where, hording supplies, and waiting for Armageddon. This is about being prepared for any situation that could be life threatening. From natural to man made, from storms to losing your electricity for days. Being prepared is the key concept here.
Minimum Emergency for Traveling
Whenever you drive, you have the potential of facing an emergency. You vehicle breaks down, you have a flat tire, or you become stuck in snow or mud. It is very simple and inexpensive to prepare for this everyday emergency.
A small rucksack in the trunk of your vehicle could save your life, or of your loved ones.
Flash light with extra batteries
Food, energy bars, granola, ect
First Aid kit
Another winter season is approaching. Prepare now.
Anticipated disruptions include:
- Natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, and severe thunderstorms, etc.
- A disaster brought about by the activities of man: chemical spills, release of radioactive materials, nuclear or conventional war.
- General collapse of society, resulting from the unavailability of electricity, fuel, food, and water.
- Monetary disruption or economic collapse, stemming from monetary manipulation, hyperinflation, deflation, and/or worldwide economic depression.
- A sudden Pandemic spreading through the global population.
- Even becoming snowbound due to a major blizzard, spending the night stuck in a ditch, or just losing your electricity.
The minimum you will need is a package of basic tools and supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival in an emergency.
Survival kits, in a variety of sizes, contain supplies and tools to provide a person with basic shelter against the elements, help them keep warm, meet their health and first aid needs, provide food and water, signal to rescuers, and assist them in finding their way back to help. Supplies in a survival kit normally contain a knife (often a Swiss army knife or a multi-tool), matches, tinder, first aid kit, bandana, fish hooks, sewing kit, and an LED flashlight with batteries.Civilians such as forestry workers, surveyors, or bush pilots, who work in remote locations or in regions with extreme climate conditions may also be equipped with survival kits. Disaster supplies are also kept on hand by those who live in areas prone to earthquakes or other natural disasters.
Bug Out Bags
A bug-out bag is a portable kit popular in the survivalist subculture that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy two hours when evacuating from a disaster. It is also known as a 72-hour kit.
Typical Bug out Bag
- Enough food and water to last for seventy two hours. This includes:
- 4 litres (1 gallon) of water per person per day, for drinking and cooking.
- Non-perishable food.
- water purification supplies.
- Cooking supplies.
- Cutlery and cups/dishes.
- A first aid kit.
- Fire starting tool
- A disaster plan including location of emergency centers, rallying points, possible evacuation routes etc.
- Professional emergency literature explaining what to do in various types of disaster, studied and understood before the actual disaster but kept for reference.
- Maps and travel information.
- Standard camping equipment, including sanitation supplies.
- Weather appropriate clothing (poncho, headwear, gloves, etc.)
- Bedding items such as sleeping bags & blankets.
- Enough medicine to last an extended evacuation period.
- Pet, child and elderly care needs.
- Battery or crank operated Radio.
- Lighting (battery or crank operated flashlight, glow sticks)
- Firearm(s) and appropriate ammunition, depending on local laws.
- Crowbar (weapon, building and vehicle entry, etc.)
- Cash and change, as electronic banking transactions may not be available during the initial period following an emergency or evacuation.
- Fixed-blade or folding knife.
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