You can prepare for and survive most of life's emergencies if you plan ahead. I keep what I call a "Prep Bag" in the back of my car and it comes in handy all the time - like at least twice a month. It may only be a bandage or a protein bar, but it brings me a lot of peace of mind to know that it is always there.
What are you going to do if a disaster strikes YOUR town, YOUR neighborhood, YOUR home?
If you lose electricity for a weekend, what will that mean for your family? What if everyone in your neighborhood loses water for the next three days? It happened on the East Coast not long ago. Try living without running water for a few days and see what happens. It isn't pretty.
Every individual's needs and abilities are different, but we can each take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. Each of us can put plans in place to help keep ourselves and our families safe. The great news is that is doesn't take a lot of time or huge expenses to get started taking those small steps. I know. I started small with my family.
This site is loaded with disaster survival facts and preparedness ideas. They come from real experiences, education, lots of research, training, interviews and me just generally spending time with other people more knowledgeable than I am. Everything you need to get a plan in place is right here. Guidelines, links to additional resources, even tips about which products are best suited for various situations - are all provided here at your fingertips.
Many people think disasters can't happen to them. And, statistically, they are right. But what if you ARE one of the statistics? Disasters DO happen – and they happen to SOMEONE. What IF it is you? Will you be prepared?
Better to be prepared and not need to use your plans and supplies than to have something happen and NOT be prepared!
Maybe you don't live in an area that's regularly pummeled by tornadoes or ravaged by wildfires and you might assume that emergency preparedness simply doesn't apply to you.
However, disasters can and do happen all over the world and they often happen without much notice. Remember that disasters are not only caused by nature. There are many man-made disasters, too.
By knowing how to respond ahead of time to the kind of disasters most likely to happen in your area, you will know WHAT to do when the time comes. With preparation comes confidence. You will be better able to care for yourself, your family and even others.
Follow the Simple Survival Steps outlined on this site to create your Emergency Preparedness Plan:
These three steps can be done as simply or as extravagantly as you decide. Some people prefer to just do the basics. Others choose to go further and prepare even more. You can tailor your plan to suit your specific needs. I provide the basic guidelines that need to be followed in preparing yourself and your family for emergency situations. Follow them and you will be in better shape to meet a crisis head-on. There is plenty more you can do to offer more protection for your family should you choose to do so. I offer more information in additional links on subsequent pages.
On this website, you'll find a wide array of disaster survival resources which will increase your odds of getting through a disaster in one piece.
Everything provided on this site has been researched, tested, or verified in some way with an expert so that you KNOW you can count on the advice.
No one wants to think something bad is going to happen to them. It is human nature to think things are going to continue to be the same as they currently are.
Unfortunately, bad things happen. Natural disasters occur all over the world every single day. You know this. Planning for it can make all the difference in the world if something happens to YOU.
Disasters, by their very nature, are unpredictable.
If you set aside a small amount of time you can create a plan and you can reduce your risk of being a victim in a disaster.
Just remember, disaster survival preparedness starts with you. Or, maybe it starts with me. We all have to do our part to protect our loved ones.
Right now, if you aren't prepared, you are at risk. If you have a family, you are putting them at risk, too.
A clear, concise plan of action is the first step. Discuss your plan with your family, friends and neighbors. In fact, talk to your neighbors about how you can work together during an emergency. It is all within your power to manage - one step at a time. That's how I did it. Just start with the first step and you'll be on your way.
Being prepared isn't a luxury;
it is a necessity.