Disasters, man-made and natural, are in your future!
Preparation is 9/10ths of survival…
Emergencies happen and they rarely ‘telegraph their punches’. If you’re lucky, you might get a day’s notice. But you may get just minutes or seconds to get up and get out. Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, tornadoes and floods have a way of reminding us that nature is still in control
And then there is the very real risk of civil disturbance in coming years as changing climates drive tens, probably hundreds of millions to seek better lives. Right now, it is estimated that some 3,500 illegal immigrants arrive in Europe every day! The USA is already home to 11 million illegal immigrants with more coming every hour! Tensions are building with every new arrival.
Now throw North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan into the mix, along with the hundreds of nuclear weapons that went missing when the USSR collapsed. We live in a volatile world!
You may not be able to change future events, but you can change the way those events will impact on you. Having an emergency survival kit is an essential first step in preparing for your safety and that of your loved ones when disaster, natural or man-made, strikes.
At the very least, your survival kit should include:
Quality first aid kit
Bright, heavy duty flashlight
Rope or paracord
Water filter and water container/s
Space blankets to protect against heat or cold
Compass and rescue whistle
Fire starter / Waterproof matches
Basic tool kit including duct or gaffer tape
Cut resistant gloves
The above items – and anything else you include such as eating utensils, notebook and pencils etc., need to be securely packed in an easily carried, waterproof container. That container or dry bag needs to be kept in a readily accessible spot known to everyone in your home.
You might also consider keeping a smaller emergency kit in your workplace and in your car.
Most of us have long lost the survival skills of our ancestors. Having the right emergency equipment is only half the battle. The other half is knowing how to use it and what to do next. An excellent free guide to survival can be found here.
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