Basic Disaster Preparedness
You’ve heard the motto “Hope for the best but prepare for the worst”, yet some of us ( preppers) are really effectively living by this creed.Simply being prepared for a catastrophe doesn’t make you a worrier, by all means. It’s much better to be reasonable and learn from the past events in our (recent) history (think Katrina); this is simply stating the obvious, a person should adapt or die, Darwin showed us that.
You ought to understand the basics of survival and also don’t anticipate the government to take care of you, forget about the baby-sitter state and deal with just what will happen in a real life situation: in a wide-spread emergency scenario, you and your family cannot rely on help from outside, it’s all up to you when the stuff hits the fan. While serving in the military, I discovered this basic fact: “There’s trained and untrained, which one are you?”‘.
The first question that comes to mind is “Are you prepared”? Just think about some of the worst case situations and answer the subsequent:
– Just what can you claim about your home security? I speaking here about your security systems such as lights, smoke detectors, strong locks etc.
-Exactly what did you do for your individual(and your family) security? Do you understand how to defend yourself? Are you trying to keep yourself and your family members physically fit?
-Do you own guns for safeguarding your home and your family members? A concealed carry permit is a must have, protect your Second Amendment rights by using these. Also if you possess guns, you must learn how to operate them, owning a gun is merely the first step.
-What about your financial safety? Do you keep emergency finances readily available? Also by available, I imply cash money, the money in the financial institution are not yours to have (see Cyprus). Have you ever considered investing in gold/silver coins (real money)?
-Are you prepared in case of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tidal waves, floods, wild fires, earthquakes?
You can significantly enhance your chances of survival if disaster strikes just by contemplating these issues in a sincere and lucid fashion; in order to deal with a concern, you must first acknowledge/realize its existence, the remainder just progresses organically.
You should typically have a plan already made and practiced (think drills) in order to deal with the possible circumstances discussed previously. You must be able to endure in your own home for a prolonged period of time (stock firearms, ammunition, non-perishable food, water, medicine) in case of a social collapse scenario/power grid failure/your scenario is as good as mine. In any wide-spread disaster situation, a failure in law enforcement is very plausible, it already took place in the past.
Also, in case of an imminent catastrophe, you must be able to evacuate your home as soon as possible and as securely as possible. Individuals need to have provisions and tools available (emergency kits) and to be ready for an emergency evacuation in case of a pending emergency (hurricane/tornado/tsunami). Sometimes, an evacuation order may be issued without warning, so one must be prepared for leaving your house on a short notice.
Think ahead and definitely have a second location available for bugging out, like a far-away family member or a pal. The emergency things must be stored in your automobiles, for example first aid kits, extra clothes and essential survival items. Maintain your gas tanks topped up at any time and you can think about storing fuel in canisters.
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