National Preparedness Month is underway. I believe all Americans should ask themselves this question. What will come first, a disaster or your preparedness?
For far too many Americans, the disaster came first. And it left them wishing it had been the other way around. We see it frequently on the news. Extreme weather knocks out power, and most folks don’t have a generator.
Supply-chain problems result in food shortages, and most folks don’t have survival food stockpiled. Water contamination makes tap water undrinkable, and most folks don’t have a water purification system.
And now hurricane season is in session and there’s war in Eastern Europe. We’ve got rising food prices and potential shortages. And a pandemic that refuses to go away. Many Americans are finding themselves short on preparedness supplies.
Don’t wait any longer
4Patriots has been in the preparedness business for years now. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a time when preparing for an uncertain future was more important than it is today.
It seems like every year we break one record or another for hurricanes or tornadoes. Extreme weather events are not only becoming more frequent. They’re also getting more intense.
Wildfires are growing in number each year. And in the amount of landscape and buildings they destroy.
Political upheaval in our divided nation has never been greater. Civil unrest threatens peace-loving citizens.
Self-reliance has gone mainstream
I don’t want this communication to be all doom and gloom. So let’s look at the bright side. If nothing else, self-reliance is finally going mainstream.
People now realize that FEMA and other relief organizations probably can’t save them in an emergency. They understand preparedness is the only thing that can help them and their families deal with the next crisis. And the one after that.
I like how the Ready.gov website states it. “Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today.” Yep, there’s no time like the present.
If you’re reading this, you probably have a head start in the preparedness area. But whether you are experienced at prepping, a newcomer to the scene or somewhere in between, this information is for you.
Your preparedness checklist
So, what does preparedness look like? Here are some of my suggestions. Of course, we could always add more items.
◻ Six months’ worth of non-perishable food per person in your household
◻ At least one solar-powered generator (2 is better)
◻ Backup portable power banks
◻ One gallon of drinking water per person per day; and one-half gallon for other usages
◻ Water purification system
◻ Personal water heater
◻ Seed vault featuring non-GMO heirloom seeds
◻ Camp stove
◻ Tactical flashlights
◻ Battery-powered or hand-crank emergency weather radio
◻ Survival knife
◻ Fire starters
◻ Military compass
◻ Mess kit, including plates, bowls, cups and utensils
◻ Extra batteries
◻ Tools, including wrench and pliers, to turn off utilities
◻ First-aid kit, including prescription medications
◻ Plenty of extra clothing
◻ Sanitation and hygiene items
◻ Important family documents
◻ Pet food and other supplies
◻ Survival guides
◻ Ways to defend yourself and your property
Preparedness = peace of mind
The physical benefits of preparedness are clear. You can see your survival food stockpile anytime you want to. You can hold your water purification devices in your hands. You can move your portable solar-powered generator into any room.
The emotional benefits of preparedness are not as obvious. But they’re just as real. Realizing you have adequate supplies to keep your family and yourself safe in an emergency instills confidence.
Knowing exactly what you and family members will do when a crisis occurs helps reduce fear of the unknown.
Taking steps to protect your home against intruders who may come calling after the stuff hits the fan reduces anxiety.
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