There are many ways to prepare for a crisis and emergencies. You never know when a crisis in your lifetime may occur. It could be as simple as a power outage from a thunderstorm or a major economic collapse worldwide. Whatever crisis you encounter, it is important to remember being prepared is what is going to keep you and your loved ones alive. Feel free to review some survival tips down below:
Items That You Should Have During an Emergency
To prepare for a crisis, it is a wise decision to have some items at your disposal just in case you need them. You may or may not them them, but at least they will be there just in case you do find yourself in a emergency situation.
Water: You need fresh clean safe water stocked up enough for your family. Water is very important, because if your grocery store is out of water then you can face dehydration.
Food: You also need food, but not just any kind of food. You want food that is going to have a long lasting shelf life and to make sure you check the expiration dates every 6 to 12 months to keep food fresh. Items you may want to buy are: peanut butter, whole-wheat crackers, nuts, cereal, granola bars, dried fruits, canned tuna, canned salmon, canned chicken, canned vegetables, canned soups and chili and beans.
Flashlight and Batteries: A good idea may keep some extra flashlights and batteries just in case the power goes out.
Walkie Talkie: Walkie Talkies are great tool in a emergency, because if the power grid went down you would want to communicate with your family members in a emergency. A couple of considerations to remember when picking out your walkie talkie. Make sure it has long enough range that you will be able to communicate with your family members even if they are miles away.
Make sure it has multiple channels. Multiple channels are helpful, because you can monitor emergency channels, listen for emergency broadcasts and keep tabs on hostile individuals on other band channels around the area. An emergency button is an important feature to have on your walkie talkie.
If you are in a dangerous situation, you don’t want to risk talking into your device to alert nearby threats. This way pushing this button will alert your family that you are in a dangerous situation.
Choose a walkie talkie with a reliable power source. You don’t want a walkie talkie that you plug in, because if the power is down it will be useless. Make sure you get a batter operated device that way you can solve this problem. Just make sure you pack a lot of batteries. Durability is another important feature. Make sure that your walkie talkie is waterproof just in case you are in the rain and that it is sturdy so it won’t easily break when it is dropped.
Staying Safe On The Street
Crime is another crisis plaguing our streets. Spring is here and the weather is nice. But, as the weather becomes more nice, crime will increase as more people are out doors. There are some tips to stay safe while enjoying the outside.
Tip #1: Be alert of your surroundings-Being alert of your surroundings means when you are outdoors be alert who is around you. If you feel the situation is not right, turn around and walk away. Don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation if your surroundings is dangerous.
Tip # 2: Don’t listen to music while walking around outside-We all like to listen to music. If you are walking alone in a dark area, listening to music can distract you from what is around you.
Tip # 3: If out at night, try to walk with a group of people or near a group of people if you are by yourself.
Tip #4: Walk on well lighted streets. Don’t walk in dark alleys or roads in which can increase the risk of you being a crime victim.
Tip # 5: Be mindful of neighborhoods that you are in. If the neighborhood looks crime ridden, stay out of it.
Tip # 6: Carry your cell phone at all times and make sure it is charged, just in case you need it.
Tip # 7: Tell your friends or family where you are going to be and how long you may be.
Tip # 8: If out at a bar, never leave your drink. Leaving your drink at the bar can increase the risk of being a rape victim in which a lot of predators put date rape drugs into drinks. So watch your drinks when out with friends!
Staying Safe Traveling on the Road
Spring is here and summer is approaching. That means a lot of people will be traveling and being out and about. I love to travel too and seeing new things. As we all know, traveling can be dangerous as well if you do not take precautions. There are many dangerous situations that can happen on the road that can turn into a crisis. Here are some tips to follow to make your next road trip safer.
Tip # 1: Bring food and water. You can store some goodies on the road in a back pack and take a cooler with some ice and put some refreshing drinks. Summer is coming and dangerous heat waves can take a toll on the body. This will ensure your family will stay well nourished and hydrated.
Tip # 2: Bring a well charged cell phone, just in case you need to call police, fire or EMS. You never know if someone may get sick or inured during the trip. You don’t want to be stranded without a means of communication for help. In addition, if you have car trouble, a cell phone can be helpful if you need help with a flat tire or engine failure.
Tip # 3: Bring a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher on the road with you. Again, you never know if someone may get inured. A fire extinguisher is important to have just in case your car catches fire.
Tip # 4: Bring a map and GPS system with you just in case you get lost. A GPS system is great, but they can fail as well so it is important to have maps with you.
Tip # 5: Bring extra money for gas, food and water just in case you run out.
Tip # 6: Bring a empty gas container just in case you run out of gas. Running out of gas is rare, but can happen especially if you get lost and don’t know where a gas station may be.
Tip # 7: Plan your trips ahead. Know where you are going and make sure you take a route where there are plenty of rest stops and gas stations.
Tip # 8: This is a no brainer, but do not pick up strangers on the road. You can be putting yourself and others in danger.
As always, enjoy your trips this spring and summer, but stay safe!
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