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How to Get Prepared for Survival with the Events, Happenings and Emergencies of the Future
What Happens When things Tank?
Any way that that it can be put, it still sounds bad and it is.
Things do not always go the way that they should. Things happen.. Sometimes people can be driving down the road and suddenly run off the side of a mountain, changing their lives entirely in a matter of seconds. Especially in snow country, a simple emergency kit consisting of some water, food, candles and matches can save lives.
What about in life, where nature can be brutal and unexpected. The volcanoes, the solar storms, the hurricanes, the tsunamis, the storms, the earthquakes and other events that nature brings our way can test our survival skills. Are you ready for those events?
Most of these natural occurrences can bring about electricity loss, loss of transportation, loss of life, medical problems and disruptions to water and food sources. Nature is not always predictable and the timing of these events can not be put on the calendar. One of the ways to be able to survive these events is to be prepared for the expected and unexpected with the emergency kits or bug out bags.
EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT CONSISTS OF WHAT?
The survival or emergency kit should have life saving articles, water and food. The survival kits are sometimes called get-out-of-dodge bags, bug-out-bag, BOB's or eotwawki kits. Depending on the situations, terrains, temperatures, people involved and where the event might take place is dependent on the contents of the emergency kit.
THE CAR KIT
The car emergency kit should contain:
Water, food, high energy food bars, emergency blanket, candles, matches, extra clothes, jacket. extra glasses or contacts-flashlight, a first aid kit, a all around tool, pliers, screwdrivers, duct tape, sheet of plastic, a tire patch or plug kit and an air pump..
Depending on the weather conditions more or less could be stored in the kit, but many other articles could be added. In very hot regions, more water must be added and in very cold regions, down blankets could be added to the lists.
The Other Survival Kits
The boat survival kit should include the basics like that of the automobile, but should include a list of other things also. Life preservers should be part of the articles, along with fishing line, hooks, flare gun, air horn, weather radio with extra batteries.
The plane survival kit should include the basic car kit plus an extra compass, pencils, paper, weather radio and extra batteries and extra maps.
The campers and hikers are sometimes limited by the weight that they carry but they must have the basic water, food, clothes, sleeping bags and good boots, they should also make the decisions to include items as extra matches, fire starting materials, extra fuel, extra food, a good water filter, weather radio and extra batteries, a waterproof poncho, space blanket, knife, bear spray (in bear country), extra footwear, extra clothes, and shelter.
Other Items Worth Considering for Emergency Bags And Emergency Situations
MEDICATION, ASPRIN, FIRST AID SUPPLIES
PENCILS, PENS AND PAPER
FORKS, SPOONS, PAPER PLATES
FISHING LINE, HOOKS, ROD
COPIES OF ALL IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
DUCK TAPE-LARGE PLASTIC BAGS-PLASTIC SHEETING
5 GALLON BUCKET WITH T-HANDLE BAGS TO FIT BUCKET
PLIERS-HAMMER-NAILS-SCREWS-ALL IN ONE TOOL
IMPORTANT PAPERS, PHONE NUMBERS, ADDRESSES
EXTRA WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
EXTRA WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
What to Expect in Emergency Situations
In Emergency Situations, most people will not know what to expect until that happens. In some regions, it could be a poisonous snake or spider bite, in other areas, it might be a blown tire in the middle of the desert. There are hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, pandemics, wrecks, power outages and much more that can result in emergency situations in a matter of seconds.
With the down grading of countries around the world with their credit ratings, the economy of any one country could be in default, sending our economy in a tail-spin, resulting in devaluation of our currency. For all the money that people have in the bank could be worthless in a matter of hours. This could result in a panic and a run on banks, causing distrust in the banking and monetary system. In a situation like this, the confidence of the people would soon be in a negative, causing all the money to lose its monetary value completely.
These bug out bags would contain enough survival items to get a person through the rough time to recover and to survive for a short time. The other items would help to survive longer. Having some barter materials could help get the needed items that would be needed later.
What Item that was Left off of the Lists?
ONE OF THE MOST REQUESTED ITEMS AFTER WATER, FOOD AND CLOTHES ?????
The requested item is TOILET PAPER
This may not sound like a great deal when you have it, but for those people who have used pine cones, poison oak leaves, dried leaves, pine bark, telephone pages and so much more, really knows what they missed. Yep, Toilet Paper. For that person who had toilet paper in the diasters, he was highly sought, envied and praised.