Sunday, June 12, 2016

Getting Started Series: What Are You Preparing For?

One of the most important first steps in getting prepared is identifying what you're preparing for so you can make a plan.

Here are some common scenarios people prepare for:

-Natural disasters - Identify the potential natural disasters that can affect your area. Natural disaster can often lead to power outages, lack of resources and issues accessing food and water.

-Economic collapse - Many believe that there are signs of a coming economic collapse everywhere you look. If you agree, you'll want to be prepared for the lasting effects of such an event. This type of collapse can affect access for food, water and other resources.

-Personal emergencies - This cover a wide variety of things like job loss, loss of a loved one or unexpected health issues. Having a back up plan during these types of scenarios can help keep everyone calm and not add stress to a high pressure situation.

-Government collapse - Similar to economic collapse, many believe that the government and infrastructure in the US is bound to collapse. If you agree, you'll want to be prepared to be fully self-reliant.

-Terrorist attack - A terrorist attack on US soil has proven to be a top fear for many, with good reason. This is another even that can really affect access to things you need on a daily basis.

-Grid collapse - Growing theories are worried about our national power grid. An attack on our grid or grid failure would affect food, water and of course, power and communications. Think about what you would be able to do without any electricity.

Each of these warrant different preparedness plans. The base is usually the same but the length, challenges and other considerations will form the rest of your plan.

What are you preparing for?

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