Preppers: It’s Now More Important Than Ever That You Have a Crisis Plan
Staying on top of what is going on around you is critical in today’s world. There are certain situations that if you are not ahead of may spell disaster for you and your family.
Current Threat Assessment:
The possibility of radiation contamination across the upper Midwest and Central United States is currently low. Along the Southern U.S. Border, risk of contamination is low to medium and the same for Northern U.S. Borders.
At this moment, the risk of a deadly contagious disease spreading across the country as a whole is low. In the Southern Border States, the risk is medium, but the risk can escalate quickly. Coastal cities and regions generally have a higher risk than the central United States because of international ports of entry.
Shipping containers transported by ship can literally have any cargo imaginable coming in from any part of the world. A deadly cargo can end up anywhere in the country because it is impossible to inspect all containers.
1.) Get into the doctor’s office or medical clinic or even to a Walgreens to be updated on your vaccinations. Do you even know what immunizations you received as a child? Certain ones do require a booster shot. If you do not know then it is important that you find out, and if you cannot determine what shots, you did receive then speak with a medical professional as to what course of action you should take.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/vaccines-list.htm
Walgreens, for example, can administer all CDC recommended immunizations all year around. Staying healthy is the only way you can meet the demands of survival during a crisis. You must do what you can to protect yourself and your family. Do it sooner rather than later.
2.) Be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Continue to do your threat assessments, and stay informed. You do not want to be the last one to know. Waking up to see cars streaming along the highway fleeing the area is not staying on top of things.
One of the problems is evacuating one disaster only to find you have stepped into another. Bugging-out on foot can be more dangerous than staying put in some if not most cases, so carefully consider all options and make sure you have the means to evacuate.
3.) You should have a plan in place for gathering children in school, daycare and from the babysitters. Imagine you hear about a crisis while at work. A dirty bomb has exploded, for example, or a highly contagious and deadly disease is reported in your community. How do you get to your children and then get everyone home. What is your plan for getting the family safely together? Having a get-home-bag along with a plan is important, because chances are you will be at work when disaster strikes.
4.) It cannot be stressed enough that you need emergency supplies on hand. Most supplies are not disaster specific, so there is no need to worry about a particular crisis when gathering food, water, medical supplies and other essentials needed on a daily basis. Specific items can be looked at once you have the basics for survival stockpiled. Gather specific items based on a current threat assessment.
Given the state of the world and country today, it may be time to look at ways of protecting yourself and family from radiation poisoning. Just a few years ago, people may have scoffed at the idea of a nuclear crisis, but today it is more possible than ever. You have to look at all possibilities and prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
Basements or other shelters that are below ground level make ideal disaster shelters and they can be fortified to help protect you from radiation, and from other deadly situations. Duct tape, plastic sheeting, and heavy clothing would be your first line of defense against a chemical, biological or nuclear crisis, if sheltering in your own home.
5.) Ensure every member of the family understands the current threat levels. Certain aged children and young adults need to be as informed as you are, so they know how to react to a situation. In some cases, children in high school may need a plan that involves them coming to you if the situation warrants, so cover all possibilities.
It is time for rational thinking on everyone’s part. People can point fingers, and talk about the how and why, but you as a Prepper must deal with the reality. There is plenty of time to discuss the how and why, and how to fix it later. You as a Prepper have to prepare based on real world information. The blame game does not put essential supplies in your home. Spend more time doing and less time talking.