Who, What, Why, How, Where and When are questions asked regarding emergency disaster preparedness and survival.
Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing your own emergency disaster preparedness is the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are. J Janerico
This discussion, the first of a multi-part article, addresses some of the issues many people associate with emergency disaster preparedness. The consolidated information that follows is collated from reliable sources such as FEMA, the CDC, the American Red Cross, NOAA, the preparedness industry and media sources like CNN, Fox News and others. To achieve emergency and disaster preparedness, several aspects will be covered, however ultimately, you must take responsibility for your own preparedness, because when (not if) a major catastrophic event occurs, it may take several days to several weeks for the government to assemble and coordinate appropriate and adequate supplies for a disaster. Preparing for a disaster could be the difference between your life and death.
Apparently, there is some debate going on in the emergency preparedness industry in regards to the subject of prepared long-term food, home processed foods (canning) and MREs (meals ready to eat). Some of the topics focused on are, the amount of salt used in the preparation of food, the total carbohydrates and the nutritional value derived from these types of prepared food. Another issue is what the effects long-term food may or may not have, and how it might affect the human body if consumed daily for long periods. However, freeze-dried, dehydrated or salt cured foods, designed for long-term storage, are a proven beneficial food supply – it keeps you alive. The subject of long-term food brings up the point of this discussion. What are you preparing for, in terms of time, in the preparedness area of your emergency disaster planning? Are you preparing for a road trip, a few days, a couple of weeks, a month or three, or for a full-fledged apocalypse?
Let us face some facts, preparing for a disaster or an emergency can be a daunting task, Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing requires thoughtful implementation. The multiple parts that follow are some helpful solutions to the questions of Who, What, Why, How, Where, and When of the preparedness stages of planning. The Table of Contents provides a list of blogs and anticipated date of publishing.
Planning– the compiling of many lists
- Who are you planning for? 5/19/2015
- What are you preparing for? 5/19/2015
- Why are you preparing for an emergency or a disaster? 05/26/2015
- How much preparation is necessary? 05/26/2015
- Where do you go in a disaster? 06/02/2015
- Where do you store your emergency disaster preparedness supplies? 06/02/2015
- When is emergency disaster preparedness necessary? 06/09/2015
Preparing – lists, gathering supplies
- Who do you prepare for? 06/16/2015
- What do you need? 06/23/2015
- How much do you need? 06/16/2015
- Why prepare, is this just a waste of time and money? 06/30/2015
Procurement – before you buy
- Who do you buy from? 07/07/2015
- Where do you obtain the emergency supplies? 07/07/2015
- What needs to be considered when purchasing disaster supplies? 07/07/2015
Providing – how many, how long
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