1Don’t Panic, But Do Be Prepared…
“Preppers” have gotten a bad rap in recent years – with the media generally focused on the fringe or extreme “Doomsday” elements. However, as recent natural emergencies, and the Wuhan Coronavirus Virus (COVID-19) pandemic is showing, maybe Preppers are on to something.
As a former Marine Corps Officer – and Boy Scout – and professional crisis manager – who also resided in hurricane-prone South Florida – Emergency Preparedness is in my DNA. But you don’t have to be a Prepper to be prepared for most emergencies.
All you need are some basics. Here are my suggestions for what everyone in America should have.
- A plan – a simple written plan on what to do and where/how to go if an evacuation is needed. Also, what to do if you need to shelter in place – as many are doing now.
- A credible, hard copy – Survival Handbook.
- Supplies – necessities to survive in isolation – possibly without power – for AT LEAST TWO WEEKS.
What supplies should you have? This is my basic (not all-inclusive) list: