Right now is the time to prepare your family for emergencies and difficulties. Times are getting much more difficult, and will continue to see an increasing intensity.
The fact is, no-one knows exactly what specific problems or challenges that could eventually result during a major and over-all emergency event. The best thing right now if to prepare for situations that could cause disruption to your normal lifestyle.
Certainly we do not want to operate in fear, so preparing will help us get our families ready when stressful times approach – and will enable us to help others who may struggle with the difficulties. The reality is, we do not know when something may disrupt our lives, or exactly what the turmoil may look like.
36 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. Matthew 24:36 (NLT)
To help us prepare, let’s do some planning. The following are some simple tips and recommendations to help us prepare for an emergency. These are very simple action tips that you might find from various preparation and disaster support agencies like the Red Cross. Certainly, most are obvious suggestions, but it never hurts to revisit our preparation plans.
Get an “escape bag” ready
There are other names for the bag, such as: 72-hour kit, bug-out bag, battle box, and GOOD bag (Get Out Of Dodge). The focus of the bag is to get you items ready for a quick evacuation. It is not intended to be an all-out long-term survival kit. Basically, it is a portable kit that is ready to go in an emergency, and contains the items that would be needed to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster.
Water is life, and critical for our survival
Obviously, our bodies require water for survival. Years ago, I lived in South Florida when a major hurricane hit. I took for granted that water would flow into our home. Unfortunately, I was sadly mistaken. A State that was surrounded by water was thrust into a water crisis.
So, make sure to prepare for what you do not know. As much as possible, try to keep a water supply of a gallon for every person each day and one that would be enough for seven to ten days.
Water should be kept in appropriate safe chemical-free containers. Also, make sure that you also have filters and tablets for the purposes of purification ready and available when needed.