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Monday, May 24, 2010

10 Things You Can Do to Increase Preparedness

Things you can do now or this summer to help prepare you for any emergency, not just a zombie uprising:

Put fresh batteries in your flashlights and emergency radios. 
Make sure that you have a shelter space in case of a storm.
Make sure that your shelter space has fresh water in it. 



Start building up a one-year food stockpile for $5 a week
Create a Bug-Out Bag (or a Z-Kit, if you prefer).

Take a red Cross CPR or First Aid course.
Take a self-defense course. 
Learn how to change a flat tire and add coolant to an overheating radiator.

Go on a diet and/or get in better shape.
Get a map of your county and learn where all the evacuation routes and emergency shelters are.

Now test yourself: Pretend you have 30 minutes to evacuate. See if  you can pack enough clothes and supplies to sustain yourself for 3 days or more. Are you prepared for harsh weather (rain, cold, excessive heat)? How about your family? How about your pets?

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link! Even though it's not exactly a point of pride to stand as an example of what NOT to do in an emergency...

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  2. never thought about the time crunch test. Good idea!

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