- Have at least a year's worth of expenses in a fairly liquid, diversified, savings vehicle (cash, gold, savings, CDs, etc).
- Always have two, possibly three BOBs at the ready (one in your home, one in your car, and one in your office).
- Prepare your home (everything from a year's worth of stored food to alternate water/cooking/heating systems to cleaned out, functional gutters...and everything in between). Prepare your car as well.
- Be educated. Learn all that you can...it will probably come in handy during a disaster. Learn how to shoot, physically defend yourself, rappel down a rock face, tie knots, use a CB radio, ride a motorcycle, survive in the outdoors, use a computer...the list is basically endless.
- Keep UP (on what is going on in your life/community/country/world), keep LOW (as in your profile in so far as the way you live your life).
- Always be able to earn a living. Have skills, talents, or intellect that you can put to work to earn money, food, or a place to live if needed. Never rely on the government for support.
- At least once a day play the "what if" game...what if this road was washed out, how would I get to my destination? What if there was a shooter at my children's school and I just heard about it on the radio? What if I had to evacuate this office/grocery store/library this very instant? Plan, drill, review, repeat.
- Be as self-sufficient as possible. Grow/cook your own food. Take care of basic medical problems. Sew the button on your shirt. Cut your own fire wood. This list is endless too.
- Never turn down an opportunity to travel, have a new experience, or meet new people. In all of these situations, you learn something about how things/people work which can be quite useful during a disaster.
- Be well insured. Because you can't plan/pay for every disaster that may occur.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Top 10 Preparedness Tips
Being prepared for whatever life throws you is really quite simple...