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Not that hard to create a "kit", just think what if - the lights don't turn on, the water and heat doesn't turn on and the toilet doesn't flush. Then plan for what you need for for your family and animals for 4 days. Keep the supplies - TP, water purifyer, camp stove and fuel, sleeping bags and beans and rice and medical kit in closet. It doubles as your camping gear in the summer, so you can use it up and re-stock evey year.
If you live north in blizzeds country you should carry the winter version in your vehicle as well.
I think that the leaders of this country are not doing enough! They don't seem to be worried and I wonder why. The leaders need to focus on empowering communities to be more self sustainable. I think if communities understand sustainability then disasters would not have such a negative impact.
Unfortunatly, I am not sure what exactly to prepare for because there are too many things to worry about, and this is why I think it is our leaders that need to make these decisions. How can the average person even begin to understand. I don't think it is healthy for people to be thinking about all of this. Thats what leaders are for. We need better leaders that don't leave us in the dark and it is difficult to know who to trust, but I don't have to tell you that.
I am more concearned about what everyone is thinking. This country is beauty obsesed! We have lost touch with basic living and it is causing the people to become dependant and out of touch! How are you going to color your hair or shave if there is no shower? I always think about people with special needs and how they would survive in a bad situation. I lived in an apartment complex that had faulty fire alarms and people would have to run outside unexpectedly all the time. I saw people with robes that had looked like they were showering and people in wheel chairs and it made me think.
The number one major disaster to prepare for wasn't listed - the collapse of the economy.
May the Emperor have mercy on your souls!!!!!!!
The Video" How to keep warm during a power outage" has NOTHING to do with how! A video about how Texas had an outage in their power grid is not the same thing!
Who labels these things?
Having a plan in any kind of crisis situation should be par for the course. One thing I have always taught my children is plan your work and work your plan. Plan for every possible contingency (you can do it, its not rocket science), and act on it. Do not plan on government to help you but do know what you can take advantage of from your local emergency preparedness agency. There are several websites that can help and if that does not satisfy you try contacting your local church as that is place to start (churches frequently have contingency plans to help large numbers of people who need help in time of need). Keep cash and food, water and basics handy. And remember murphys law and plan for it.
In the event of any major catastrophe have a migration plan ready, due to the current national economic situation; your chance for a speedy recovery may take a long time. By having a plan to include; a business plan and outside of the region(s) contact you can relocate and establish a trade function to sustain. Or choose to wait it out as the masses will do and find you with them confined within a camp, indefinitely.