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 a at least twice a month. It may only be a bandage or duct tape, 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?
It is so important that you really grasp what a disaster could mean for you and your family.
Every individual's needs and abilities are different, but we can each take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and 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 in being prepared.
This site is loaded with disaster survival facts and preparedness ideas. Emergency planning strategies are here at your fingertips.
Many people think disasters can't happen to them. And, statistically, they are right. Do you think a disaster can't happen to you? Maybe it won't, but then, maybe it will. Disasters DO happen – and they happen to SOMEONE. What IF it is you? Will you 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 creating an emergency plan and 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.
Better to be prepared and not need to use your plans and supplies than to have something happen and NOT be prepared!
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.
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. Find out if anyone has specialized equipment like a generator or expertise such as medical knowledge that might help in a a disaster situation. Make a plan so that you know who will check on elderly or disabled neighbors. Make back-up plans for children in case you can't get home in an emergency. Also include plans for your pets.
For the specifics on an entire Disaster Preparedness Plan, check out the entire strategy here: Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan
Being prepared isn't a luxury;
it is a necessity.