Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Editor's Note on Current World Events

On September 7th, 2008 I wrote on E.A. that soon world events would happen that would eclipse efforts to reform elder protection laws, I get very little satisfaction from saying "I told you so" but It's time to get your priorities in order and take action to protect your family in case of an emergency.

Do you have fuel in case that supplies are disrupted you can make emergency trips?

Do you have enough food for your family to survive in case supplies are disrupted?

Do you have water purification candles with which to make water drinkable?

Do you have silver and gold coins that you can use to buy food in case a banking holiday is declared and/or banks close?

Do you have enough iodine pills to get your family through a nuclear emergency?

It's time to get your priorities in order and hope for the best but prepare for the worst!

The Haitians are poor and did expect to have to go without food water or medicines and did not prepare ahead of time , what is going to be your excuse?

Here is some sites you will find useful in your planning, at times like this it is better to err on the side of caution.....


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have said before that folks ought to look long and hard about what’s happening down to Haiti. This is exactly what will happen when terrorists light off a nuke in some American city. Mass casualties, tens of thousands of dead, first-responders disabled, water mains broken, sewers collapsed, etc.

The survivors will be left with a very few unpalatable choices, the best of which would be to take what they can carry in a backpack and start walking away from where they are and to the outer edges of the area, and beyond.

Even before Katrina, I made up an escape plan for my family. Each member has a backpack stocked with what they will need for a minimum of 72 hours. In an emergency, all we have to do is grab our backpacks, fill up the camelbacks, and go. We have a plan of meet-up places as well, in case we are separated, and our cell phones all have the numbers of various emergency relief agencies and local first responders already onboard.

Our plan allows us to be man-portable so if we can’t use the vehicle, or get beyond a certain point, we can walk out.

No matter where you live, what condition you are in, what your assets are, etc, you need to develop a plan for evacuation. What will you need for 72 hours? How best to carry it? Food, water, medicine, clothing, first-aid, security. Think it through and make it happen.