Most of us were taught the valuable lesson of being prepared for any disaster. Some of us learned it first hand as our families were evacuated due to one of the many disasters affecting our world right now, while others have been lucky enough to be prepared without needing to use their gear yet.
One thing we all know is that it is better to be prepared than to be in need or panic during a disaster. Disasters can happen in a blink of an eye. There is no warning, no time to gather the essentials for you and your family. That is why it is important for you to plan now, educate your family on your plan, and practice your plan so everyone knows how to carry it out.
Be Prepared at Home, Work, and on the Go with Survival Kits
Since disasters don’t come planned, it is important to always be prepared. You should have your special documentations like titles, birth certificates, and precious photos in several locations. Scan them onto your computer and copy them onto a flash drive, those can easily be placed in each of your survival kits. You need to have survival kits in three places in your life; your house, your work, and your car.
Prepare at least a three day supply for all of your family members, assemble your supplies in airtight containers that are easy to transport, and let everyone know where it is. Include the basics of food, water, first aid, and a power supply. Remember the sanitation products, as well as masks and disinfecting wipes. Also, don’t forget medication and pet necessities.
Keep your supplies in a cool, dry place. Go through your supplies often to check expired products, as well as durability of lifesaving items. Update individual items as your family grows and their needs change.
What would you do if you were stranded at work for two days? You should have a stash of food, water, clothing, and medicine just in case. This might not be practical for some people, but if it is possible then you should do it. You can keep these items in your car if you are a daily driver, or ask a supervisor if there is a location in the office to safely store survival kits for everyone.
What if you get stranded on the side of the highway in 6 feet of snow? Would you know what to do? Do you have what you need? What about if a disaster happens while you are out and about, are you prepared to bug out with what you have in your vehicle?
You should have food, water, first aid, and proper clothing for the weather. Keep comfortable walking shoes and a change of socks just in case you have to walk to safety. Rotate your supplies kept in your car because high temperatures can start to deteriorate packages and some products may lose their effectiveness.
Stay Prepared to Stay Safe
Having the right stuff is important, but not as important as how you store it. If you think any container will work then you are wrong, and that could be fatal during a disaster. Store water in proper water storage tanks, these should not be reused milk jugs. WaterBrick has stackable water containers that are made of high density polyethylene. They can hold water, food, and other life essentials. They are airtight and stackable for easy storage, plus they come in different sizes so they can adapt to the various locations you should have survival kits.
Now you know how you can prepare for a disaster no matter where you are. Start teaching your plan to your family and stay safe!