Life is a Gamble. Play to Win.
Nothing beats proper attitude when it comes to meeting the challenges of disaster management. Preparation is the key ingredient to having the confidence to thrive when those around you waver. Expect the unexpected.
Having the know-how to provide solutions and employ the tools of emergency readiness will distinguish you from the crowd. Practice using the equipment and study the instructions for the emergency-lifestyle.
Shelter – Building / Vehicle / Tent – whatever provides security and protection from the elements.
Bed, blankets, pillows – provide as much warmth & comfort as possible.
Jugs of Water
Have a stored supply of fresh water and sturdy containers able to withstand prolonged storage & refill. Identify local sources of water. Capture the Rain.
Minimum of 3 days’ supply of food for each family member. More is better. You can’t have too much. Understand the 3 Rings of Food Readiness.
Eight-Piece Personal Hygiene Kit
Seven-Piece Sundries Kit
Six Bottles of Liquor
Include your favorite tipple but also store Vodka (antiseptic, fuel, medicinal) and a Brown Liquor like Rum or Bourbon (barter). Stores indefinitely.
Five-Piece Toilet Kit
Four Types of Currency
Dealer’s Choice – A deck of Cards is always handy. Favorite vice is nice.
Understand the Emergency Radio Options. Licensed (GMRS Walkie-talkies, HAM Radio) or Un-licensed (FRS Walkie-talkies, CB).
Start with a Family First Aid Kit and add;
• Oral Antibiotics - Amoxicillin 250mg / 500mg. Allergic? – Try Cephalexin.
• Ointments – Neosporin (triple antibiotic), Calmoseptine (analgesic).
• Creams – Gelmicin (steroid/antibiotic/antifungal), Hydrocortisone.
• Aspirin, Vaseline, Sunscreen, Pepto-Bismol, Lip Balm, Throat Lozenges.
Prescription and individual specific needs should be provided as necessary.