Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Getting Prepared)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

American Red Cross

Last week, we talked about researching the events that can affect you and your family, such as underemployment, ice storms, droughts, and many others events.

This week, we're going to talk about ...

Now that you and your family have a mass of index cards with all this information, it is time to use this information. First, let us (you and your family) look for the common hazards and the ...

Common Preps
Eighty to ninety percent of your family's preparations can be used for every disastrous event, take winter and summer storms.

First, you need advanced warnings of these events, so you and your family need a weather alert radio and an AM/FM radio

With a NOAA weather alert radio, your family can program the radio to give a variety of alerts for natural, technological, and adversarial events from official sources. The AM/FM radio will allow your family to receive local, regional, national, and international news.

Next, both of these events will require appropriate shelter, like your home whether an apartment, detached villa, or last-century farm house.  This shelter should protect your family from extreme temperatures, high winds, and other climatic events. Needless to say, you may have to supplement your home with additional shelter or modify the home (if possible) for certain events. Think hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.

Of course, the list continues to include water, food, medical training and supplies, protection, transportation, and much more.

Ten to Twenty Percent
As you have probably predicted, some events are going to require unique preps, like a tornado shelter, to protect you and your family from harm. These unique preps will be discussed over the course of this year.

So, ... I'll talk to you later.

F.E.M.A.: - Prepare for Emergencies

American Red Cross - Disaster Recovery Guide

Note: Scroll down to the Emergency Resource Library

Disaster -Information: Disaster Types

International Labor Office  - Chapter 39: Disasters, Natural and Technological

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