THE TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!
Do you know what to do if a medical emergency happens? Do you know what to have for an emergency?
Below are links to get you started.
Here are some ways you can heat your home. The videos and links below have good information about the link you choose.
What to Look for when Buying a Generator
Remember to have enough fuel or supplies to keep these units going.
There are many ways to have light. Almost all of these ideas need extreme safety measures.
What to Look for when Buying a Generator
Remember to have enough fuel, batteries and supplies to keep these units going.
Cooking & serving Items - You need to store enough water to clean cooking items. Also store paper towels, paper plates and cups and plastic silverware.
Don't forget to store toilet paper, feminine products, toothpaste, and other hygiene products.
Personal Hygiene - Create a kit that will take care of all your hygiene needs.
Clothing / Bedding - Make sure you have enough blankets to keep warn if the heat goes off.
Having the knowledge and understanding to know what to do during an emergency.
First, Make a schedule of things to do during the day to keep you and the children busy..
Second, Keep the kids busy and occupied. Have books, puzzles, games, toys and educational materials for them to do.
Assign them jobs to be done.
Having things to do to keep your mind occupied too.
Third, Our greatest teacher is Jesus Christ. Communication with him, reading the scriptures, constant prayer and obedience is our greatest tools.
If everything came to a halt today, how would you buy or sell things?
Most likely credit and debit cards wouldn't work.
Having cash or precious metals may be of worth but food and water are priceless.
Many believe that cash may not be worth anything either.
How to Financially Prepare for a Natural Disaster
BECOME FINANCIALLY SELF-RELIANT
You should be financially stable at all times. Dave Ramsey is one of those that can help get you to financially set if you live strictly to his program.
Her suggests that you should have an Emergency Account of a $1,000. He also has Steps, Called BABY STEPS, that will help you become debt free.
Dave has a FREE ONLINE BUDGET, Called EVERY DOLLAR, to help you control your spending and see where your money goes. It is a very nice tool to get started.
Have a gathering spot near your home. Make sure everyone knows where it is. Practice it with your family.
Have a plan on how and where to gather your family together during an emergency. Have a plan when family members are not home during the day like when the kids are at school and you are at work.
Come up with a word that all family members can memorize and remember. Use this word only when there is a true emergency. This word should not be used other than for this purpose.
Gather your family members periodically to discuss the family code word during family counsel.
When securing your home make sure all doors and windows are locked. Leave your home like if you were there.
If you are leaving for a long period of time take all your very important items with you.
Having someone check on your home while you are away(if possible).
What to shut off before leaving your home.
Where will you retreat? You should have a local place to go and another place possibly out of state if you have to leave your home
Plan your trip using back roads. Main roads tend to get backed up.
Prepare for the emergency. Always have a 1/2 tank of gas and have your 72 hour kit(s) ready to go.
What to take with you. 72 hour kit, money (cash), important papers, medications, pets, food for pets and your weapons.
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In most man-made and natural disasters people normally ride out the situation by staying home called "shelter in place".
The whole world has experienced staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. What were the items that you didn't have that you had to run to the store to get? What items were not available to purchase at the store?
Having the basic supplies to stay inside at home for a long period of time.
How to shelter in place at home.
How to Shelter in Place at home
A bug out shelter is a place you would retreat to other than your own home. The bug out shelter should be out of the danger area.
A bug out shelter can be another location, cabin, building, camper, safety shelter RVs or buses.
During an emergency stores and drug stores would most likely be closed. Do you have enough medicine to get through an emergency?
Having your prescriptions written for a 90 day supply would most likely the best way to avoid not having enough medicine during an emergency situation.
If this isn't possible, refill your prescriptions a week early.
Wills, Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Pass Ports, Bank & Financial Documents, Church Certificates, Social Security Documents and cards, Medical papers, drivers licenses and other important papers you may have should be kept in a place that you can readily grab them if you have to evacuate your home.
Remember to take your backup flash-drives and exterior hard drives.
If there were a full economical collapse, how would you survive?
Preparation is a must and you need to know what to expect and how to handle situations before they happen.
Here are some manuals to help.
United State Army Survival Manual
During the time of a long period of a disaster, people become desperate. Those that haven't prepared for the disaster will do anything to get food for themselves and their families. Unfortunately you will need to protect yourself from them.
How do you do this? What kind of weapon do I need?
In today's society, and all over the globe, we see acts of violence being committed on innocent people.
We have seen it happen at movie theaters, malls, night clubs, stores, churches, and schools.
On 2/19/2018 The Wayne County Sheriff's Office in New York invited the public to attend a "Active Shooter" seminar at the Ohmann Theater in Lyons New York.
They referenced the link below in their presentation.
Notes of the 2018 Wayne County New York Sheriff's Department Presentation
The Lord has commanded us to be self-reliant. The LDS Church has created a Self-Reliance initiative program.
This educational program runs 12 weeks on 1 given topic. This is free and open to anyone.
It consists of 4 different topics that can improve a better way of life and help you achieve to become a better self-reliant person and provider.
All 4 topics run at the same time and there are 3 different times during the year to take a classes.
The 4 different topics are:
Starting and Growing a Business
Finding a Better Job
Education for Better Work
Land-line telephones may not work during an emergency but cells phone might. One problem is that everyone is going to use the cell phones.
The best way to use a cell phone during an emergency is to text the person you want to communicate with.
Texting only takes a second to send a message where a phone call ties up the line for the full duration of the phone call.
Portable Radios is a great way to have communication between each other.
My personal favorite is the Baofeng uv-8r portable 2 meter radio. I carry this radio wherever I go. This radio allows you to program in the frequencies you like. It is also an 8 watt radio, (powerful for a portable). This radio retails on amazon for only $37.00. (to operate this radio you need a 2 meter ham license to operate).
AM/FM Radios will keep you informed. The best way to buy them is in a battery powered or crank style.
Weather Radios with S.A.M.E.
S.A.M.E. radios are silent until there is a weather emergency which NOAA weather sets off the radio so you can hear the emergency message.
We need to think about our pets before there is an emergency.
Do we have enough pet food for them? Do we have enough meds for our pets?
In the past, during hurricanes and other weather related emergencies, we see that many people leave their pets behind to fend for themselves. This is sad. We need to be mindful of our pets needs.
Below are links that are helpful to help protect and prepare your pet.
American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
How to Protect Your Pet from an Emergency or Natural Disaster
How to prepare your pet for natural disasters and 10 steps to take to ensure your pet is safe.
No matter where you live, there are natural disasters that could happen in your area.
Here are some basic information on the following topics.
Disaster Preparedness for Kids
Natural Disasters (slide slow)
How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane
How to Prepare for an Earthquake
Develop a plan to get out of your house safely during an emergency and practice it at least twice a year.
Here are some basic things you need to know.
Different types of smoke alarms.
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Have a gathering place for your family outside your home.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) public information education topics.
Fire and life safety equipment
Each year candles cause an estimated 15,600 house fires, 150 deaths, and 1,270 injuries.
Decorations cause 15000 trips to the hospital in 2012 because of injuries
There are about 300 structure fires resulting fro Christmas trees costing about 1.8 million a year.
Christmas Tree Safety
Kitchen Cooking Tips
Cooking a Turkey Outside
The National Fire Protection Agency has videos that can teach the children about fire safety.
Below there are a few links that you can education your children.
The American Automobile Association, known as AAA, has ideas that you might what to look at of ideas of when you travel.
Please take a moment and review their ideas.
Check List of Items You Should Store in Your Vehicle
There are many different opinions on how long radiation will last outside after a nuclear attack.
Below, there are articles and websites you can learn more about nuclear fallout and what to do.
Nuclear War Survival Skills (pdf)
The Good News About Nuclear Destruction
What to do if a Nuclear Disaster is Imminent
When an Ill Wind Blows from Afar
Government Nuclear Attack Tips
Caring for the elderly and disabled is something that most of us don't think about especially when an emergency arises. See what you can do for the elderly and disabled.
Children have different things and needs when thinking about Emergency Preparedness. The links below can help you prepare your children.
Disaster Preparedness for Kids
This is another website on dofferent topics on Emergency Preparedness.
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