Many times  disasters occur without warning.  It could be anything from hurricanes, to extended power outages, to violent crime, to societal breakdown, etc.  It is always best to prepare in advance for potential situations which could occur, rather than be caught unprepared if and when they do occur.

Here are some things I consider important when it comes to preparedness. 

  • Stock up on non perishable food and water now.  At least 3 months worth per person.  This also includes a 3 months supply of food and water for each of your pets.  A cool, dry basement is a great place to set up shelving units to hold these supplies.
  • Batteries; yes you will absolutely need them for everything from flashlights to radios.  Stock up on as many as you can.  I keep mine in ziploc bags which are then placed in lots of empty coffee cans by battery size.  Keep your rechargeable and disposable batteries in seperate areas to avoid mixing them.
  • Maintain your perimeter security by keeping doors, windows and garages locked, walk your property daily to make sure it is secure and use wireless motion detector alert systems.  Big dogs work well also.  Mine is an Alaskan Malamute.
  • Keep your communications gear fully charged including cell phones and 2 way radios.
  • Obtain proper training and get your pistol permit.  Also obtain proper training in the use of shotguns and rifles as well.  Have your firearms and sufficient ammunition available; and train on a regular basis with each of your firearms.  There is no such thing as having too much properly stored but accessible ammunition; when it comes to defending yourself and your family from the thugs and dregs of society.
  • Have a sharp knife, as well as reliable hand tools available.  Also have a sufficient quantity of spare plywood and nails and screws in case any windows need to be boarded up.
  • An 8,000 to 10,000 watt generator is a must; along with a power cord to attach it to your previously installed whole house power outlet, and a sufficient supply of safely stored, stabilized gasoline to run the generator. About 20, red 5 gallon  gasoline cans should do it.  20×5 = 100 reserve gallons.
  • Make sure your generator can be locked; when in use outside, with heavy duty cut resistant chain which attaches to a sturdy portion of the exterior of your home, to prevent it from being stolen.
  • Keep well supplied first aid kits available.
  • Have a written survival plan and familiarize yourself with it.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.

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Comments
  1. nashprep123 says:

    Well put. Good sound advice!

  2. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra.

  3. Zirayah says:

    This is what I would also make sure to have and do:

    -sufficient supply of medications needed every day (inhalers, blood pressure,
    insulin, syringes, etc), antibiotics, lots of freezer packs always kept in the
    freezer and an ice chest for insulin or other meds that need to be kept cold
    -if needing glasses, an extra pair in a hard case
    -old style rubber hot water bottles
    -get pets micro-chipped and have ID tags on collars
    -sufficient supply of pets medication
    -take dogs to obedience training and get them used to sudden loud noises like
    gunfire, so they won’t panic.
    -strong light source to check the perimeter from a safe location
    -power source to put the fence on a good electrical charge

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