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With major storm systems racing through the country, we find that people are not prepared and that some of these people died.  Since the storm that dumped the paralyzing snow in New York City, we have heard people tell about being “trapped” in their homes, while some more hardy souls tell of surviving for hours, being stuck in their vehicles.  An NFL game was canceled due to the storm, and air travel shut down for days.  Now, this was only a snow storm.  What would it be like if it was something serious?

The bottom line here is; survival during an emergency.  Problem is, very few people are prepared for any emergency, and when given the opportunity to learn, disregard the lessons as a waste of time.  The mentality of “It always happens to the other guy.” dominates the human’s thought process, but the problem here is that you are the “other guy” from their point of view.  This may be a good thing for those of us who know how to survive emergencies and are prepared for them.  Less people surviving means more resources for those of us who have the strength and wisdom to continue on.

It is thought that 80% of the US population is not prepared for an emergency and if the circumstances were of cataclysmic proportions, most of these 80% would die.  That is 8 people out of 10.   These are pretty bad odds to bet against and not to sound self-righteous, in most emergencies, I will be one of the two who make it.   I will make it because I am prepared and have the basic skills/equipment needed.  I have put together numerous free resources so you can be the other one of the two people who will survive.

http://www.survivalquarterly.com/techniques.php

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By being prepared, we can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany not only disasters, but everyday situations that we do not expect.  Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. We should be ready to evacuate our homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for our basic medical needs.

People also can reduce the impact of disasters, elevating a home or moving a home out of harm’s way, and securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes avoid the danger completely. No, we are not talking about building a remote bunker in the middle of no where, hording supplies, and waiting for Armageddon.  This is about being prepared for any situation that could be life threatening.  From natural to man made, from storms to losing your electricity for days.  Being prepared is the key concept here.

  1. Humans cannot survive more than three hours exposed to extremely low temperatures.
  2. Humans cannot survive more than three days without water.
  3. Humans cannot survive more than three weeks without food.


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