It’s your responsibility and yours alone to prepare yourself and your family for emergencies.
There’s no escaping the fact that everyone is at risk. Earthquakes and hurricanes do not discriminate. There are also the everyday disasters that you hear about on the news, such fires and floods that wipe out the home of an entire family and cause serious injuries or death to those who were not prepared.
And, now, we’re faced with a potential worldwide pandemic breaking out of China called the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Disasters can strike any region.
The Department of Homeland Security continues to issue alerts and warn citizens about emergency preparedness. You cannot rely on others to bail you out of an emergency, and you’ve been warned by the very agencies that might come to your aid that they may not be able to help you.
You are responsible for purchasing preparedness kits and supplies for your family to overcome and survive disasters. When a pandemic breaks out, it’s important that you have protective gear on hand. Once the emergency happens, it will be very difficult to get what you actually need – so it’s crucial that you’re prepared ahead of time.
- Safety and Health
- Intelligence Gathering
Think about each of these categories and begin to set aside items that support each. And remember to build your protective supplies in balance. It doesn’t make any sense if you only have a bag of chips in your food category and 10,000 rounds of ammunition for security.
Begin with the basics and improve your preparedness over time always with a focus on the most likely events you might encounter.
You should have at least minimum supplies to support you for 72 hours. From there you can build your supplies to last weeks, months, or even years.