Are you ready right now for a disaster? The kind of disaster that turns out your lights, off your water and inability to get more food or supplies?
These kinds of disasters happen every day around the world and very few people are prepared.
Brad Barker from The HALO Corporation (founded by former Special Operations, National Security, and Intelligence personnel. HALO exists to provide safety and security for those in need and to improve: force protection, all aspects of security, humanitarian aid, and disaster response) says there are three things that break down, but are the most needed, in times of disaster:
These three necessities for dealing with any crisis, from devastating tornadoes and earthquakes to a tsunami or snow storm with a longer than usual power outage are best run smoothly with each of us being prepared in our own homes first in order to stay warm, dry and fed first.
HOW MANY DAYS OF SURVIVAL SUPPLIES SHOULD I HAVE?
Some people are stocked up on canned, bottled and dried foods, water and such for 3-6 months, most could only last a few days if the electricity goes out, which means no refrigerator or freezer food will last and the water can or will run out.
Humans can go for days without food, not well, but we can. But only 24-48 hours without clean drinking water before fear steps in creating emotional upheaval and irrational violence (irrational in our daily lives, but rational in crisis scenario) trying to get others’ supplies, then losing cognition and consciousness. Over a few more days and weeks it spirals into dementia and death.
RESOURCES FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND SURVIVAL IN ANY DISASTER
Here are resources for you to obtain for free and some for fee to help you get ready today for even a few days “in the dark” and possibly no running water.
Dare To Prepare by Holly Drennan Deyo.
Red Cross Preparedness Check List: Red Cross EmergencyPreparednessChecklist.PDF
The following are heavy hitter resources.
The Harbinger is a unique Magazine on The Halo Corp site by Brad Barker, Host of Kidnap & Rescue: Discovery Channel.
TheSurvivalPodcast.com by Jack Spirko. Political voice for change and more.
The Disaster Diaries, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan. My third book, “The Disaster Diaries,” is the story of my personal quest to learn the skills to prepare for the Apocalypse. Not a ‘how-to’ but more of a big-picture memoir about the truth behind survival; a myth-busters for Armageddon fantasies. Includes good lists.