Prepare for it All : Survival after a Disaster

It’s not uncommon for people to subconsciously think they are immune to emergency or disaster scenarios. Turn on the news for just one moment and you’ll hear at least one disaster story that happened somewhere in the world on a daily basis, but no one ever thinks it will happen to them specifically.

The fact is, a disaster scenario can occur at practically any time, and avoiding such a situation isn’t always as easy as many people might think. As a result, the most important thing one can do in order to keep themselves out of harm’s way is to prepare for any and all scenarios that might occur. The following are just a few things to take into consideration when trying to prepare for a disaster, all of which can help to keep you and your family safe.

 Keep a Fire Extinguisher Around

It’s rather incredible how often the importance of owning a fire extinguisher is overlooked. Indeed, a lot of people either don’t own one, of the one that they do own is expired and no longer useful. You never know when a fire might occur, and not having a proper fire extinguisher around will do nothing to help you prevent a disaster if it does happen. Fortunately, fir extinguishers can be purchased in small varieties, are inexpensive and very effective when it comes to keeping fire at bay.

 Have an AED on Hand

While no one ever wants to suffer a heart attack, the fact remains that there’s no way to be absolutely sure that it won’t happen. Whether you are looking towards disaster preparation for your business or your home, it can’t hurt to have an AED around at all times. Since not all AED brands are created equal, however, you’ll want to do everything you can to learn which are known for producing high-quality defibrillators and shop only for those products.

 Keep Rations of Food and Water

If a disaster occurs, you’ll be very thankful that you took the time to stock rations of food and water at either your home or business. Ideally, you should have enough food and water on hand to get you through at least a few months, as you never know what the circumstances of a disaster situation might be. Canned good and other non-perishable items are essential, as are numerous gallons of water. It may be costly up front to stock your rations, but you’ll be glad you did if a disaster ever strikes.

 Always Have a First Aid Kit

Disasters can happen at any time, and it doesn’t matter if you’re at home, at the office or on the road. Bearing this in mind, you should always keep a first aid kit around. First aid kits that contain bandages, anti-bacterial lotion, splints and other items can make all the difference in the world during times of disaster, and don’t have to be expensive to purchase.

With the above items on your side, you can rest easy knowing that you’re putting forth the right amount of effort to keep you and your family safe during times of disaster.

 

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Jennifer Smith
Health enthusiast and guest blogger Jeniffer Smith

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