Skip to comments.5 Essential Tips for Disaster Preparedness
Posted on 09/10/2017 5:08:57 AM PDT by Raymond Pamintuan
When it comes to natural disasters, probably everyone is thinking of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in and around Houston. In addition to that devastation, there are also wildfires raging in southern California and Montana (hundreds of people have had to evacuate). Aside from those terrible disasters, most people don't spend much time thinking about chemical spills, blizzards, tornados, riots, or terrorist attacks.
Now that I have your attention, are you taking steps to protect yourself and family in the wake of a disaster?
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Nowadays you need to turn off the MSM and internet hype.
Thank-you and God Bless!
I’m surrounded by wildfires here in Montana. Drove one trailer off the mountain two days ago when a spot fire from the Hidden fire in Idaho crossed over into Montana. It resides at the head of the canyon closest to me and the local fire guys said it was time to get some things together just in case.
Some things just can’t be replaced.
I usually don't get too wrapped around the axle about stuff like this but in this case, Yea.
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1. Know the rule of three.
Do you have supplies on hand in your home or car to survive for three days? If you had to shelter in place in your home, and there was no electricity and the water was cut off (or contaminated), would you have enough right now to take care of yourself and your family for the next three days?
2. Get your bags and totes ready.
Some people refer to these as “Go Bags” or “Get Home Bags.” You should have one prepared for each member of your family. It’s also not a bad idea to have one in each car.
3. Other things to keep in the car.
It also may be a good idea to have sleeping bags and an all-weather tent prepared and ready to throw in the car at a moment’s notice in case of evacuation.
4. What about pets?
5. Plan, drill, train.
Couple of years back when my B-I-L’s canyon was fixing to burn (west of Denver, CO) we were looking into a spray foam product.
Came in a big barrel and I can’t remember if it came directly from the barrel or you hooked a hose to it - but you sprayed the house with it and it made a protected fire coating a few inches thick. IIRC rain would was it away - in time.
Grab your good stuff, spray the house and hit the road. When you come home chip it away from doors and windows.
Something to look into.
More like the last week.
Earthquakes in CA. On my mind since recent Mexico.
Thank you very much! I tried it out on the article & it worked like a charm .... sure takes the aggravation out the ‘load more’ situation!! :-)
Dutchsinse.com is predicting West Coast earthquake activity.
The article gets a D since it mentions, only in passing, carrying a gun. Only the stupid would leave home in an emergency without a means to keep the thieves from stealing your supplies.
The husband has been turning on the Weather Channel periodically. I can listen from the next room, but I cannot stand to look at the TV. They have 8 updates going on the screen! Puts my ADD into overdrive.
I thought it was timely since I just got back from a camping trip, and, for whatever reason, had to pee six times in the night. So, for six times, I had to get out of the sleeping bag and tent while only wearing shorts, while it was very cold, to do my business.
I realized three things after the ordeal:
1. I really should’ve brought sweatpants
2. I really should’ve brought a container to keep inside the tent to pee in
3. I should’ve been smarter on where I put my tent - the air mattress was on uneven stony ground, and my back’s killing me.
All things considered, I’d do it again - my buds and I made a lechon (a roasted pig on a spit) and I got to take home some leftovers for paksiw (it’s a Filipino dish).
I’m going to get a stroke ... (worth it though)
Funny to watch people panicking because stores are running out of bottled water - as Rush Limbaugh said last week - just get a bunch of empty bottles, pitchers, pots and pans or whatever and fill them with regular tap water - that’ll get you though the worst of the storm in most cases....
number one rule in tent camping....don’t drink so much before you go to bed...
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