Surviving is important during an emergency situation. Those times might be caused by a temporary electric outage, storms, wind,tsunami, earthquakes other events too. Just for a drill you should try to get by for a weekend as you are right now without any preparation and see how you would do if any of these five on the list was to occur in your life.If you are brave try all five.See the important things that run your life and find out what you should be doing to prepare for a crisis.
Some people absolutely go wild when they have a computer quit. The technology has allowed them to keep in touch with distant people for pleasure or business and many other purposes too. Once the grid is down, the computers are detoured so if there is a down time for the grid coming in the future, get ready to be without your computer for any of the reasons you have relied on it. Go into businesses and find out how many of them rely on computers to keep their doors open to customers. Consider your utilities as businesses and call up to ask questions.Learn how you can survive without computers.
It takes gasoline to get to work and to bring the food to your supermarket.Just the everyday activities depend on gas, banking and shopping too. Banking requires the fiber optics or the satellites to connect to the necessary people to carry on the transactions of deposits and withdrawals. Shopping requires computers to scan the products a customer is buying.Computers keep a running record of inventory in all businesses so the manager knows when to order more products for the consumers.See if you and your family can survive without gas, a bank and your usual shopping places.In a short term emergency of a day or week that might be necessary.Remember the need for some vital medicines should be on your shopping list of emergency things to prepare for short or long term.
In this technology age many people have cell phones.Some individuals have only a cell phone and have entirely abandoned the land lines. Television keeps people informed of the news both local and in the world. During a brown out or a black out be prepared not to have either of these luxuries working well if at all.China had just that test several years ago when their communications were shut down.The cell phone and television might be spotty or out completely. Will you be able to survive without either of these? Practicing to live without these for even a weekend will quickly prove to answer that question for you.
When the basic needs of water and food are met or not, one tends to want a treat sometime or another.Don't think about the extras right now, but the essentials of life.Taking those basics for granted can be extremely dangerous when an emergency occurs unless you have done some preparing. Water is essential to sustain life. A person can go a lot longer without food than they can without water.Just remember if you are on city water and city sewer those are all run with a computer to bring those services to your home and business.Do you have access to clean abundant drinking water and adequate food for a week, if you need to survive without your present source if that source is now on the grid?
Get a plan and tell all the family members where you will meet in the event of an emergency. This should be practiced like a fire drill, so everyone knows where they will be seeing family if there is an emergency that separates them for a while.If you have a plan and never use it; that is far better than having no plan and have a crisis happen leaving all your family wondering where everyone else is and if they are safe.Surviving an emergency will greatly depend on your plan, so work on doing that with your loved ones soon.Let everyone be a part of the planning so brainstorming is instilled in your emergency family thinking and in the final plan too.
Look over these facts and plan, prepare and calmly be ready for any emergency to survive those if they come into your life.
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