From my experience working in disaster response, I know the work and thought that goes into running a shelter during a disaster. Emergency management workers try very hard to make shelters safe and comfortable. However, the lack of privacy, resources, and independence makes me pretty hesitant to choose to go to a shelter as long as I have other options.
Personally, it would take a very severe reason for me to evacuate or “bug out” from my home in the first place. Leaving the house would entail me having to leave many of my in-place systems and make me more vulnerable to outlaws and well meaning (and otherwise) bureaucrats. Continue reading “Introduction to Emergency Kits (like BOBs, INCH, GHB, IFAK, EDC, and GOOD bags)”
I don’t know about you, but I am not made of money. While I am very worried about the economy, international affairs, Terrorism, and Mutant Zombie Bikers, I also have a wedding coming up, a leaky roof, a water heater that is on it’s last legs, a sick dog, and TAXES.
As much as I would like to be able to, I cannot drop $5000 on a made to order 2 person kit that contains a years supply of food and essential items. I have to prioritize my resources and make every dollar count. Because of this I have to make an incremental disaster kit over time. Continue reading “Incremental Disaster Kit Week 1”
We are almost done with the incremental disaster kit – by now you should see a lot of life saving food and equipment piled up in a corner of your home. You should also be feeling more prepared as you have taken a lot of positive steps to ensure you have skills and abilities that go beyond canned food.
This week you should spend time working on your disaster kit by documenting your household goods for insurance purposes.