Tag: TEOTWAWKI

The Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Difference

Emergency and Disaster Supplier is asked what’s the difference between preparedness companies.


The end of the world?

A well-educated man asked a question today about emergency preparedness to which the answer seemed to surprise the inquirer. The gentleman asked if Just Us Enterprises Emergency Disaster Preparedness was a “survivalist” company. He suggested that many survivalist internet companies are preparing for an end of the world scenario and he does not believe that will occur. He was not sarcastic or demeaning in any way, just interested in the type of company we are. He wanted to compare our company to the many survivalist and apocalyptic preparedness companies on the internet. He stated that they seem to base their businesses on fear, such as a nuclear attack or the Apocalypse itself. He asked, politely but inquisitively, what makes our company so much better since they all seem to be the pretty much the same.

Mohawk Mushroom
Mohawk Mushroom

His question made me realize many people think all emergency and disaster preparedness companies are the same. There is an obvious, although apparently not well known difference between Just Us Enterprises and other “survivalist” companies. I must admit when viewed from the gentleman’s perspective, most prepper websites appear to give the impression that TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) is going to happen soon and you must be prepared for it. Therefore, they instill fear, show cataclysmic events, and speak of doomsday. They sell merchandise not always designed or manufactured with quality and durability in mind, despite the chaos that they predict. They might sell weapons so you can defend your stash of survival supplies. Chaos and anarchy seem to be predominant themes.

I am not suggesting that all prepper websites and survivalist sites are this way, but many are or appear to be fear-mongering entities. They emphasize buying this product or that item for use after the (name the country of your choice) drops the bomb on us. You need to buy this product so when the financial collapse happens you can survive Armageddon. You must have these supplies for whatever hysterical or mysterious purpose suits the seller’s sales pitch.

The Difference

The gentleman’s question, though poignant, was an example of how misunderstood emergency preparedness actually is. Therefore, I explained the difference between us and the other types of survival preparedness establishments that are out there. We consider ourselves practical and conservative, and we tend to advise people to prepare for a major event according to their own budget and peace of mind. We know from experience that real emergency relief can take from a few days up to several weeks before the aftermath of a catastrophe is under control.

There are alternative websites, albeit not apparently very many, real legitimate businesses that do not prey on fear, destruction, and mayhem. Just Us Enterprises is an emergency disaster preparedness and outdoor supplier with a reputable character with the Better Business Bureau (A+ accreditation), member of the New Bern Chamber of Commerce, named a top disaster preparedness supplier and a member of FEMA’s Preparedness Community. We follow government guidelines for people to be prepared for an emergency or a disaster. We offer over 250 quality preparedness products, food, water and water filtration, first aid kits and many outdoor supplies. We do not base our business on fear, but we do believe in helping people be prepared in case of an emergency or a disaster. For that matter for outdoor activities too, such as camping, boating and hiking.

Just Us Enterprises sells only quality products primarily for both the short term, (and to those who want to prepare for the alien invasion) and for camping, RVing and outdoors. We disassociate ourselves from the scare tactics that some use and concentrate on a more reasonable, sensible and practical application of what emergency and disaster preparedness means. We enjoy helping others to be prepared for an event because we experienced a time when we were unprepared and needed emergency supplies. blizzard of 2005 018 (2) (2)Unfortunately, we waited until the last minute and found empty store shelves. Our emergency only lasted a few days because the blizzard closed roads and stores, but it would have been nice to have the supplies we needed to sustain our family for that short span of time. We had no electricity, no heat and very little food.

We learned our lesson and that is how we look at emergency and disaster preparedness. When a severe storm hits, such as a hurricane or the severe blizzard that we endured, it may take several days to a week or two for relief efforts to get to you. Just like those who lived through hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and had to wait for roads and bridges to open, electricity to be turned back on and to have clean water running through the pipes, you too, also need to have provisions and supplies.

Providing supplies, food and water, and emergency essentials from when the disaster strikes until the time disaster relief arrives is our business. Having quality adequate supplies on hand and prior to a crisis to last until assistance arrives to your location is your business. Everyone needs to be prepared for an emergency or a disaster at least for a short duration, a few days to a few weeks. Anything more than that is optional to the individual’s desires.

Briefly, I explained to the gentleman, you do not need to go overboard with supplies or prepare for a long-term catastrophe, unless you want to, but you do need food, water, a first aid kit and emergency supplies for you and your family if the need arises for short-term preparedness. A pre-made survival kit, emergency kit or preparedness package such as those that we provide, are compact and easily portable.

We invite you to take a look at our website Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness, you might be pleasantly surprised at the quality products that we offer.

Remember: Your own emergency disaster preparedness plan is the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Planning – Who and What [Part 2 of 9]

Emergency Disaster Planning

Chapter 1.1 and 1.2 Planning – the compiling of lists

1. Who are you Planning for?
2. What are you Preparing for?

Planning for an Emergency or a Disaster

San Diego wildfire 5/14/2014. Courtesy CNN.com
San Diego wildfire 5/14/2014. Courtesy CNN.com

the compiling of many lists, such as contacts, phone numbers, equipment, food and water, location(s) of where to go or where to meet, supplies and the number of people who the preparedness plan will be utilized for. In other words, prepare the logistics of gathering everything and everyone together in advance. The stress of an overwhelming situation is compounded by not having something you need to survive, or still worse, not knowing the condition of a loved one.

Who are you planning for?

Obviously, you are concerned for yourself and your family. Have you thought about your extended family, such as your parents, nieces and nephews, son and daughter-in-laws, grandchildren and close friends? They may not be adequately prepared or not prepared at all for a disaster. Will you turn them away in their time of need? Realistically, if something catastrophic happens to a member of your extended family you will want to take them in, even if you do not have emergency supplies for yourself.

Consider the unknown. Disasters take lives, leave victims and create orphans. A child cannot know what he or she needs to survive a catastrophe. Who will take your child if disaster strikes and leaves them without a parent? Where will they go? As you make your preparedness plan, include provisions for the unexpected. The unexpected is the length of time that it takes for rescue (assuming that there will be a rescue) to arrive, the number of people that you might involuntarily inherit, and of course, the nature of the disaster itself and its aftermath.

While taking into consideration the possibility of anything that can go wrong will go wrong, truthfully, there is a limit as to the number of people you have the ability to provide for. Determine how many people you are preparing for: a single person, a family, group, school, workplace, organization, community or a larger group such as a town, county, state or region. Include in your plan, a plan for additional supplies for the unintended additional people who will want and need supplies. It will not hurt to have a little too much, as opposed to having a little too little.

What are you preparing for?

Are you preparing for an auto breakdown, a blackout, a hurricane, tornado,Tornado from tumblr_n69iusRgeg1qm4we9o1_500 blizzard, an act of terrorism, war or TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World, As We Know It) or even the Apocalypse? Preparing for the inevitable blackout or auto breakdown is simply assembling or purchasing the appropriate emergency kit. Preparing for a widespread disaster, an earthquake or a hurricane for example, may include an Emergency Preparedness Package (multiple survival kits) and additional food, water and supplies. However, if you are preparing for a government collapse, nuclear, biological warfare, or even worse, than you will need the appropriate shelter, food, water and water filtration and purification, supplies and weapons to protect those in your group and your supplies.

We live in a time of turmoil, unexpected severe storms in the waters of our south coast, tornados, though not surprising, are ramping up in the Midwest. Earthquakes in the South Pacific, off the coast of Japan, Nepal and Chile seem to happen more frequently and have much more intensity than in the past. Recently Chile has had a couple of volcanos, as did southern Europe and again in the South Pacific volcanos are spewing. The “Ring of Fire” is alive and filling our sky with soot and ash. Meanwhile, back here in the U.S.A., there is speculation that the faults in California will soon tremble. The Madrid Fault in the Midwest recently started shaking. There is no real agreement if we will experience global warming or global cooling. A recent documentary suggests that the sun, not necessarily mankind, is the root of our climate change.

So, what do you prepare for, you might ask. Firstly, make preparations for a disaster or an emergency with as many supplies that make you feel comfortable. Prepare your emergency disaster plan and supplies according to the types of common disasters that have happened in the local area. Your local Emergency Management Organization can tell you what common hazards are in your area.

Some believe the government will take care of the crisis. Others point out the delays that occurred with government involvement with both hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. The logistics of emergency disaster preparedness for a smaller group is considerably easier and quicker than that of the size of a government mobilization.

FEMA, the CDC, and the American Red Cross recommend a minimum 72-hour emergency preparedness survival kit for each person. The Preparedness industry recommends five to fourteen days. Many preppers, however, suggest many months up to many years of supplies. The common theme here is everyone agrees that everyone needs to have an emergency disaster preparedness plan and survival supplies.

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