Posted by The Survival Center on August 12, 2015
If you just “woke up” and realized that you should do something to prepare, for:
An earthquake because you live on the west coast, and scientists are predicting the big one any day now.
Tornadoes- they seem to appear more and more in unusual places.
Contaminated Drinking water- when even the EPA is doing the opposite of what it's supposed to do
and is now responsible for dumping over 3 million gallons of toxic heavy metal containing water in a river that will affect several states and no way of stopping it from flowing downstream!
Toxic Algae blooms, i.e. in the great lakes, which make it unfit for bathing or drinking.
Food Shortages, because many areas, where most of the food is growing for America is either drying up, being consumed by wildfires or devastated by torrential rain and flooding.
Then here is a way to start prepping:
The first thing everyone should have is a 3-Day Kit, aka 72- hour kit or Get Home or Bug- Out or Evacuation kit.
You can call it whatever you want, but it needs to have everything in it so you could survive 3 days, if you didn't have anything else.
Rain Gear- Emergency Poncho, got to stay dry to prevent hypothermia
Emergency Blanket- Retains 85% of a persons body heat.
First Aid Kit- You should always have one in reach, in your car, kit and at home.
Knife or Multitool- This can assist with building a shelter, food procurement etc.
Work Gloves- helps protect your hands, if you have to dig through debris, keeps hands warmer
Paracord or some Cordage- This is not an essential item but it certainly helps to tie up a tarp or plastic cover for an emergency shelter.
This is the minimum every person should have on hand from there you can add Longterm storage foods to extend your self- sufficiency to 2 weeks, 6 months or years into the future.
What if your kids had to spend the night at school, because of an emergency? Would they have everything they need?