For some, the end of the world as we know it is near, these people are called preppers. A prepper is a person who believes that a catastrophic disaster or emergency can occur in the near future.
They actively prepare for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies. Furthermore, they have a sense of responsibility to take care of their family and loved ones during a catastrophic disaster or emergency. Preppers are known to be ready for any disaster or emergency that comes their way. However, if you’re not a paranoid prepper, here are some easy guidelines to follow to be a “casual” doomsday prepper.
No matter what category you fall under, a bug-out-bag, is important to keep inside your house. This bag offers enough items inside to keep each family member safe during the disaster. A bug-out-bag can include medical items, clothing, food, and much more. Each person in the household should have their own bag, and this can be whatever kind is easiest to carry. You can also keep a separate bug-out-bag inside your vehicle.
Vehicles - These are simple items one can buy and keep in their vehicles for all emergencies:
Shelter - If your vehicle or current living situation is not an option, find local places. These places are known to hold people during a disaster and can provide temporary placement. You can turn to places like:
Food- You want the food to be lightweight and nutritious at the same time; also it should be non-perishable. Furthermore, it is best to have foods that are not salty and spicy. This is because it makes a person need more water, which quickly shortens supplies. Here is an example of the foods to keep on-hand:
While food is extremely important to keep around, so is water.
Water- A person can go three days without water, after this time period, dehydration will cause health issues. This is why it is so important to always have extra, clean drinking water on hand.
While something like water seems silly to keep around, it is an important item for a variety of different reasons. For more information on food and water safety and storage, check out the Center for Disease Control (CDC) page.
No one can predict when a disaster will strike, but the most important part, is to be prepared for the worst. Follow this link to learn more about how to keep you and your family safe during such scary times.
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