Emergency Preparedness For Survival
How do you prepare yourself and your family for that crisis you see coming your way such as fires and hurricanes, or one that may have happened unexpectedly such as a stock market crash or an earthquake?
You do it by knowing the potential risk and being aware of your situation.
Some instances of unintentional despair or even death of anyone, to use the official term, are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time—but most aren’t. Staying alive requires being prepared: recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. “We interpret external cues through our subconscious fear centers very quickly,” says Harvard University’s David Ropeik, author of How Risky Is It, Really?
Prepare Solutions for Emergency Preparedness
Generally, I’m not a paranoid person.
I do not consider myself a “prepping type person” in the sense of what the current definition is.
Not at all.
However due to the uncontrollable way nature can act, and governments can treat us, not to mention our own next door neighbors, I am sorry to say that emergency preparedness for your peace of mind can be a very valuable consideration.
It is important to be educated and informed in all ways possible to weather whatever the future brings.
Never in my life have I felt so alone
from a flood survivor in the midwest of the United States March 2019.
Let us look at the recent past.
Disasters You Want To Prepare For
- In March of 2019, the mid-west of the United States was inundated with some of the worse floodings in recent memory.
- February 2019, cities such as Chicago experienced some of the coldest weather in history.
- Early April 2018, the Southern and Eastern United States experienced tornadoes and severe weather.
- Summer-Fall 2018, had a firestorm in California. The city of Paradise was destroyed.
- October 2018, hurricane Michael devastated the Gulf coast of Florida. The city of Mexico Beach was devastated.
- In September of 2018, hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolina’s.
- May 2018, the Northeast was subject to severe weather.
- The Rockies and Plains had damaging hail storms in August of 2018.
In 2018 alone, the U.S. suffered 14 major climate-related disasters with losses that totaled one billion dollars each.
Homes were destroyed.
People lost their lives.
And that is just weather-related disasters.
Stock markets fail, Ponzie schemes rob people without mercy, your power may go off for days. Man-made disasters can be, and are, just as destructive to the lives of everyone.
Common Sense Prepping Solutions
Please feel free to check out some of the informative and helpful content and resources I have on this prepping topic for your and your families well being and peace of mind.
Here you will find real solutions for prepping an emergency preparedness plan, an emergency preparedness list, emergency preparedness for pets, emergency preparedness requirements, and also, though you might not see it now-emergency preparedness jobs!
We really don’t expect you to go dig a hole in your back yard, furnish and supply it and prepare yourself to live in it.
We would like to show you practical ways to prepare for your self, your family, and home for any impending disaster, be it by mother nature, faulty government policies, or some political crazies looking to make a statement.
A day does not go by when we do not hear of some calamity affecting someone or someplace.
Read the news and you find out about hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and other acts of natural disasters affecting people and places.
Prepping yourself for such events can make your life more secure.
There is a lot of concern about government blunders, how they deal with the economy or other governments. How a bad decision or a combination of several bad decisions can lead to a major catastrophic event.
Prepping yourself for such events can make you and your family more secure.
This is a common sense site for people not ready to “go off the deep end” with this stuff.
Go about your life.
Just get yourself prepared for anything life and nature might throw at you.
The Cost Of Survival Prepping
*We are not affiliated with the Patriot Nurse, however, we agree with the common sense advice she believes in. Check out her web site.
Emergency preparedness does not and should not put you in the poor house, however, if you are not properly prepared after the crises hits you and your family, it will cost you an arm and a leg to get what you need if you can get things at all.
Everything from diapers to gasoline will be almost impossible to get your hands on, so it would be a good idea to think about it now and go about the prepping on an easy pace long before a disaster overwhelms you.
No one can prep for every possible situation all at once, and no one is telling you to do that, however, we should all find a way to prep on a budget.
And that means doing it a little bit at a time. A few dollars a day, even a week will put you closer to the ideal solution for you and your families comfort. Find a comfortable budget, make up some planning, and stick to it.
Make Use Of That Prepping Budget
- Packaged Solutions: Although they are very convenient and easy to obtain and use, they can be terribly expensive especially if you have a large family. It’s just my wife and myself here so one of those 5-gallon buckets of prepared food that will last 25 years is wonderful, however quite expensive. Canned goods and dried rice and beans from the supermarket will save you plenty and will last a long time.
- Protein: Buying meat is one of the most expensive things on a grocery list and it does not store too easily especially if the power is out and the fridge does not work. Think of beans as a substitute. Not as flavorful, but you gotta eat and they are a good source of much-needed protein. There are many varieties available so you may change it up. Try cooking them with purchased bullion cubes.
- Think Sales: If Walmart is having a sale on canned foods such as tuna or vegetables for a buck a can, head on over and stock up. Always keep in mind that shopping like this will not only get your food supplies up to survival levels, it will also save you from the mad dash to market when the hurricane has you in its eyesight.
- Art of Couponing: An easy way to save money on your prepping quest is to take advantage of the ‘free money’ that the supermarkets and manufacturers give out.
Another little trick that I want to mention to you here is stockpiling spices. You can make just about any rationed food you cook taste great if you use the right spices. Remember what I said about putting a little bullion with your beans? Take it one step further with garlic salt, paprika or simple black pepper.
Thinking Outside The Box: Learning Some Skills
Any skill and or supplies your family needs will be needed by others as well.
Your education on how to prepare yourself for future calamities could be the difference between life and death or at the very least a more comfortable situation for you and your family. Why would you not want this information?