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We hear so much these days of Earthquakes, Killer Hurricanes, Tornadoes and often a tragic combinations of the three. And I'm not discounting floods, and diseases that spread and cause chaos. How much can we depend on a rapid deployment of help from any government, or that the 'help' they bring will be sufficient? As we've seen post Katrina, help was neither rapid nor sufficient. I'm not discounting the wonderful giving people who loaded up trailers of supplies and headed down to affected areas to give assistance. What I am talking about here is preparedness, there are things we can do to be ready to survive in a worst-possible-scenario case.
According to the Survival Needs forum: The first item listed:
Water is fundamental to all life on Earth. While it may be easy for many of us to take the availability of water for granted, growing demands on the world's water resources highlight the importance of water to everyday life. Access to clean water is a growing political issue around the world.http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/St-Ts/Survival-Needs.html
Of course you can buy water containers and store enough for your family to have at least a gallon of drinkable water per day you might be stranded or until help arrives, OR you could get these:
pure-go filtering water bottles
It lasts for approximately 1 year. If a person drinks 3 bottles of water per day the cost of the bottle is equals less than 3 cents per fill up. With the purego you can use just about any available water to create potable safe water for your family's needs. These come equipped with an inside-replaceable filter and a straw built in where it cannot be lost.
The next item for consideration would be medications and supplements, it is recommended you keep at least an extra fresh month's supply on hand. It's important to rotate your stock so it does stay fresh.
Don't forget lots of flash lights and fresh batteries for them.
You will be surprised to find that food is way down the list of survival gear to be considered. That's because we can go with out food for several days with very little damage to our bodies, in fact the only damage is for those who already eat very small amounts of food already- anorexics, fragile elderly or sickly babies. However if we are planning long-range food is a thing to be considered, Canned foods, Freeze-dried, or dehydrated foods are our best bets. If you can find MRE's[meals-ready-to-eat] at an Army-Navy surplus store it's a great idea to buy some, do check for dates on them. I hear they are still selling Civil War leftovers, heh heh.
One good idea is to get a dehydrator, make meat jerkies and dried vegetables and fruits and store them securely in zip up style bags.
Ok, now heat, and cooking are another consideration....
I have: a coleman stove. A great idea is to have a small generator:, but did you know you can install a fairly cheap plug in generator right on your car's engine? It's a Black & Decker 200W Power Inverter For $18. Storing gasoline is a horse of a different color, it also loses it's freshness and is dangerous to store, except in small quantities. For a generator it is very viable as a solution.
Also one needs a good first aid kit, the age of your family and the kinds of things you do would dictate the contents but bandages, not band aids, neosporin, iodine, small scissors [I'll get into tools in a bit]
Don't forget your pets, For us probably chicken jerky would work best, but many people can stockpile canned and bagged kibble pet foods. Those too need to be rotated for freshness, food that's moldy is lethal.
Now, where is it best to keep these items? Some have suggested that large new garbage cans of plastic would be great places to keep most of the items. Now the best place to keep all of these things if you have the space is a small concrete bunker at least partly submerged in the dirt. If you are in a small apartment, try to find room in an interior closet. Remember what I've listed are the ultimate in survival protection, just about anything you do will be better than nothing, Just start with water....
Have lots of water on hand, probably not in the basement, or at least a way to filter whatever water you have in order to stay alive long enough to get help.
Bad water can cause cholera, Dysentery, and a host of other nasty diseases....Just because we haven't had outbreaks of those things here in the US doesn't mean they won't happen.
Tools that are very handy to have ready to use: A good digging shovel, if your house is gone you may need to dig facilities of the outdoor variety.
A machete, lots of uses, from breaking up debris to clearing brush to building a shelter.
Hammers and nails, Never mind why just get them.
I'm sure for each individual families' needs there are many more items to go on the 'list', but this is my list.
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I'm also still working to get rid of the diabetes so I'm taking:
CellPower™ because for one thing it does have lots of digestive enzymes in it, also it helps to balance the pH levels and is antibiotic, anti-viral-and anti-fungal AND IT PACKS THE CELLS WITH LIFE-GIVING OXYGEN, AND ENERGY. And:SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
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~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
I also eat, one of the best fats for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight.
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blessings Everyone needs at least one of these for their emergency kits:
pure-go filtering water bottles
It lasts for approximately 1 year. If a person drinks 3 bottles of water per day the cost of the bottle is equals less than 3 cents per fill up.
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~~~Jokes And inspirations/quotes~~~
Sometimes when you look in his eyes you get the
feeling that someone else is driving.
-- David Letterman
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or
insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for
-- Hunter S. Thompson
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in
it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K. Dick,
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye
and denying it.
-- Garrison Keillor
- Smart Boss + Smart Employee = Profits
- Smart Boss + Dumb Employee = Production
- Dumb Boss + Smart Employee = Promotion
- Dumb Boss + Dumb Employee = Overtime
Three rats are sitting at the bar talking bragging about their bravery and toughness.
The first says, "I'm so tough, once I ate a whole bagful of rat poison!"
The second says, "Well I'm so tough, once I was caught in a rat trap and I bit it apart!"
Then the third rat gets up and says, "Later guys, I'm off home to harass the cat."
One evening after work, a man drove his secretary home after she had a little too much to drink at a party. Although nothing happened, he decided not to mention it to his wife.
Later that night, the man and his wife were driving to a movie when he spotted a high-heeled shoe hidden under the passenger seat. Pointing to something out the passenger window to distract his wife, he picked up the shoe and tossed it out of his window.
They arrived at the theater a short time later and were about to get out of the car when his wife asked, "Honey, have you seen my other shoe?"
A man is walking down the street with a case of beer under his arm.
His friend stops him and asks, "Hey Bob! Whatcha get the case of beer for?"
"I got it for my wife," answers Bob.
"Oh!" exclaimed his friend, "Good trade."
Peter called his doctor’s office for an appointment.
“I’m sorry,” said the receptionist, “we can’t fit you in for at least two weeks.”
Peter said, “But I could be dead by then!”
Receptionist replied, “No problem. If your wife lets us know, we’ll cancel the appointment. “
An American report: We crossed chickens with cows. The new breed simultaneously produces milk, meat and eggs.
Report from France: We crossed flies and bees. The hybrid flies over the trash fields and produces honey.
Report from Russia: We crossed a melon with cockroaches. When you cut this melon, seeds run away by themselves.
A man wants to celebrate his wife’s Birthday by throwing a party. So he goes to order a birthday cake. The salesman asks him what message he wants to put on the cake.
Well he thinks for a while and says, "Put 'You're not getting older,' at the top and 'You're getting better' at the bottom."
The real fun didn’t start until the cake was opened the entire party watched the message decorated on the cake:
"You're not getting older at the top, You're getting better at the bottom."
A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large, beautiful parrot. There was a sign on the cage that said $50.00. “Why so little?” she asked the pet store owner. The owner looked at her and said, “Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a house of prostitution and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar stuff.”
The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird anyway. She took it home and hung the bird’s cage up in her living room and waited for it to say something.
The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said, “New house, new madam.”
The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought, “That’s really not so bad.”
When her two daughters returned from school the bird saw and said, “New house, new madam, new girls.”
The girls and the woman were a bit offended but then began to laugh about the situation considering how and where the parrot had been raised.
Moments later, the woman’s husband ‘Keith’ came home from work.
The bird looked at him and said,
A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be
confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
'Good morning,' said the young man..
'If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to
demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.'
'Go away!' said the old lady. 'I'm broke and haven't got any money!' and
she proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed
it wide open.
'Don't be too hasty!' he said. 'Not until you have at least seen my
And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway
carpet. 'If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse
manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.'
The old lady stepped back and said, 'Well let me get you a fork, 'cause
they cut off my electricity this morning.'
May you have no reason to fear anything or any man, but if you do may you be prepared to survive the encounter.
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