Emergency Supply Guide
Consider how you might benefit from having an emergency supply guide. When we’re prepared we can cope much better during emergencies. Natural and man-made disasters, disruptions to our power supplies, severe weather, civil unrest, widespread flu or other health concerns cause serious disruption to our everyday lives.
From small inconveniences to life-changing catastrophes, self-reliance and self-preparedness is not only necessary, but may be the difference between surviving a disaster or not.
Extreme situations can happen at any time and quite often they do without any advance warning. An emergency supply guide will help.
In some situations we may be confined to our homes for an extended period of time. Look around your house right now, if an emergency happened tomorrow would you have enough food and water for your family to last for a week? Is your home secure? If the answer is no then take time to think about being better prepared for the unexpected.
Consider the everyday tasks that we all do every day without a second thought. Then consider performing these same tasks with no water, electricity, gas, or potential damage to your home from natural disaster.
We also need to prepare against possible home intrusion from looters or others seeking to take our supplies or valuables. The security level of your home or apartment should be right up there on your list of priorities.
We can’t solely depend on our local Police or other authorities to be right there when we need them. Remember, emergency personnel and their equipment will be overwhelmed in a widespread emergency situation and it may be some time before help is available.
When we are prepared, we help take the burden off relief efforts so that the most critically in-need can be helped first. Having an emergency supply guide is the first step.
An emergency supply guide will help remind you to have necessary items on hand including a good supply of non perishable food and water for emergency situations.
Make sure all family members know who to contact in an emergency. Make a plan for how everyone you care about will stay in contact with one-another.
Stay informed about any potential or existing emergency and the specific circumstances. Tune to your local TV and Radio Stations.
Keep your mobile devices charged and with you at all times. Know what is happening and what conditions may affect you during an emergency. Keep a battery powered radio in your home.
You may be told to evacuate after a disaster. Be ready to leave on short notice. In some areas, it’s wise to keep a travel bag packed with important items ready to go in an instant. You may think this sounds silly but many of our readers who have to deal with hurricanes and winter weather know that this is good advice… you could be stranded somewhere, in your car, in a shelter, church, community hall, or elsewhere for some time.
Think about your individual circumstances.
Water and food may be in short supply. Natural gas and electric power may be out for days or weeks. Garbage and sewage services may be interrupted. Telephone, Internet, cell phone, and other communication systems may be overloaded or unavailable.
Postal mail service may be disrupted or cut-off completely. Gasoline may be in short supply, and rationing may be implemented.
Financial services like Credit Union or Bank operations may be disrupted, limiting your access to cash, ATMs, or online banking. Grocery, drug, and convenience stores could be closed quickly.
The 911 emergency system might become overloaded. Hospitals and other medical facilities may be damaged and emergency rooms and trauma centers will likely be overwhelmed.
People you count on for services under normal circumstances may be too busy taking care of their own needs to help you. In short, no one may be available to help you so plan accordingly.
Our suggestions are designed with a common-sense approach to being prepared. Once we are aware of what emergencies could happen where we live and work, we can begin to formulate a plan. To help plan, use a qualified emergency supply guide like the one below. We know from experience that having a supply guide and getting prepared just makes good sense.
We’re hoping this information will help you learn how you can become better prepared for emergency situations. If we all can become more self-reliant, we’ll be better off in the end.
Don’t just rely on any one single source of preparedness information – seek out several authoritative resources so you can decide what’s best for you and your family.
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