Emergency preparedness is for everyone. Everyone might need basic supplies after an earthquake, large storm, heavy snow, etc. Preparing for an emergency is far easier than most people think. Key preparedness topics include:
- Shelter to protect you from the elements
- First Aid including bandages, splints, tape, etc.
- Fire — Have multiple ways to create fire
- Emergency Kits for home, vehicle, and hiking
- Illumination including candles, lanterns, and flashlights
- Power including batteries and solar
- Data & Archives to protect your digital assets
- Getting Started on your home, vehicle, and hiking kits
The key to being prepared is to start NOW and build Emergency Kits for home, vehicle, and hiking. Most items are inexpensive and easy to find. If you cannot afford all items in a kit then start with a few items and expand your kits over time. When building your kits remember the rule of threes:
- You can survive about 3 minutes without air
- You can survive about 3 hours without Shelter
- You can survive about 3 days without Water
- You can survive about 3 weeks without Food
These are generalized numbers and can vary greatly depending on circumstances and environment.