Have you ever been affected by a natural disaster? Maybe you haven't been in the thick of the dangers that natural disasters bring, but you're more than likely seen the effects of what those disasters did to other people's lives on your television screen. If so, you know that lives can be changed in the blink of an eye. Perhaps you have decided that you want to plan for an emergency that could come your way, affecting your life and the life of those you love. If so, from buying water containers for emergencies to having an emergency back-pack ready to go, here are some ideas that might help you to plan carefully for emergencies that might happen to you.
The Essentials - Food, water, and medical supplies. Those are more than likely the most important things on your list as you plan for an emergency. After all, you can live without things like toothbrushes and tooth paste, but you can't live without food and water, and some people can't live without their prescribed medications. Think about starting your shopping list with water containers. Consider buying them at a store that sells emergency supplies or even at somewhere like an military surplus store. When you purchase the water containers, talk to the clerk about how many you will need for the number of people in your family. Think about buying large containers that are easily transported, in the event that you need to leave your house. Fortunately water. containers are very affordable and are designed to last for many years. Think about how much water, food and medical supplies you'll need for, say seventy-two hours.
The Extras - While food, water and medical supplies are probably at the very top of your list of things to gather, there are other things that could make your life a lot easier if you had them in the event of an emergency. Clothing, of course. And, if there are women in your family, they'll want feminine hygiene supplies. Those might even be listen in the Essentials category. In addition, think of buying a first aid kit that contains things like different wound coverings to alcohol packets. Flashlights and extra batteries should be on your list, too. Just think of things you'll need or want. In fact, it might be good to have a family meeting so that you can all brain storm about the things that should be on your list.
Contact a service, like WaterBrick International, for more help.