Emergencies can happen at any given time, and there are so many different types that a person can be faced with. This includes natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and other forms of severe weather. Such emergencies can result in people needing to find shelter or they'll be stranded in their homes for prolonged periods of time until help arrives. Whether it's made-men disasters or natural disasters, there are many benefits of being prepared
While no one ever anticipates getting stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night or in a remote location, emergencies do happen, and they are quite common. This is why it is important to always be prepared for any eventualities while driving.
There is no doubt that disaster can strike any place in the world. We have seen earthquakes, tsunamis, forest fires, hurricanes and other natural and human-made disasters across the globe. Since it is impossible to anticipate these disasters, you need to be prepared. A well-equipped survival kit is perhaps one of the most important things you will need. This is an emergency backpack that carries everything your family members would need to be safe for at least three days following an emergency.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said, those who 'fail to prepare, prepare to fail.' When you think about things - and I mean, really think about them - the chances of disaster striking really aren't that low. I'm sure you've had enough scare mongering from the 10pm news, so I'll spare you that, but, we're all aware of how fragile life can, and we all realize how everything exists in fine balance.
As a volunteer firefighter, fire safety is very important to me. I also think that while all preparedness is important...it is much more likely that you will face one or more fires in your life than an earthquake, tornado, terror attack or some of the other major disasters we often read about on preparedness sites. One of my sayings is "Preparing for Life's..What If's". A fire is something anyone of us can face regardless of where we live or work. Below are some tips in regards to both general fire safety and well as how to use a fire extinguisher.
A survival kit should always consist of 3 basic things - tools, food, and water. This article will focus specifically on what types of food to pack and where to pack them. Because with the right food, a whole family can survive for several days. Or at least until alternative food sources can be found. One place to start looking for quality survival food products is 1800 Prepare.
Every year we see different types of disasters happen across the United States and the rest of the world. Earthquake, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires, Acts of Terror and Blackouts just to name a few. We are also constantly reminded of the message: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.
Being prepared helps alleviate panic as does, training and practice. Practice techniques; make every movement a natural one. Your hands will know what to do until your mind catches up. Muscle memory is repetitive actions without thought. Practice is the only way to achieve this. You must be mentally prepared. You must understand you did not cause the disaster, but your actions going forward are critical to you and your family's survival. You should practice any techniques described below before a disaster strikes.