The Government Says To Get Prepared
The government has declared that this month is national preparedness month, a month where anyone without a survival plan should do everything they can to get prepared.
Obviously I think that’s a great idea.
The simple fact of the matter is in a matter of seconds life can go from completely normal to absolute chaos.
Think about it.
If a terrorist went down to your region’s power hub and set off a bomb, millions of people (including yourself) would be without power just like that.
Or what happens when the perfect storm converges right on your doorstep and levels your community…?
And then there’s always the threat of martial law.
Personally I think it’s one of the more likely scenarios given just how divided our society is today.
All that being said I want you to take a look at what FEMA recommends in terms of preparation.
I’ve taken the following information directly from their website for you to look over.
Read it and then tell me what you think about it in the comments below.
2015 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH (NPM)
Theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.
September is National Preparedness Month. This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.
Weekly focused themes
- Week 1: September 1-5th Flood
- Week 2: September 6-12th Wildfire
- Week 3: September 13-19th Hurricane
- Week 4: September 20-26th Power Outage
- Week 5: September 27-30th Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (September 30th )
Public Service Announcement and Videos
- Watch: Don’t Wait 60 second public service announcement on YouTube or Download
- Watch: Don’t Wait 30 second public service announcement on YouTube or Download
- Watch: Don’t Wait 15 second public service announcement on YouTube or Download
Digital Engagement Toolkit
- Download the 2015 National Preparedness Month Digital Engagement Toolkit
- Download the 2015 National Preparedness Month Graphics
- Download the 2015 National Preparedness Month logo
- Download the 2015 National Preparedness Month high resolution logos
- NPM Official Hashtag: #NatlPrep
- America’s PreapreAthon! hashtag: #PrepareAthon
- Social media accounts to follow:
- Read the full list of congressional co-chairs
There’s a lot of information packed inside of this blog post, so if you didn’t get time to read it all that’s OK.
My recommendation for anyone is to start preparing based on the order of importance.
The rule of 3 always serves as a great starting point.
The rule of 3 says:
“In any extreme situation you cannot survive for more than:
3 minutes without air – 3 hours without shelter
3 days without water – 3 weeks without food.
Join our free community and share your survival skills and ideas.”
So that means you’ll want to get supplies that can keep you protected from the possibility of being without any of those items for that amount of time.
Air’s a tough one to deal with..but shelter is an easy thing to prepare for.
I personally recommend a tube-tent as a low-cost survival tool to keep you safe from the elements.
Our tube tents are really affordable, cheaper than a ticket to the movies.
To get one click on this link or the pic below.