Disaster Survival Kit Tips for You, Your Family, and Your Business




Article by: Eve Abbott

Whether it is a natural , Keeping Your Important Documents Safe During Disasters disaster like hurricane Katrina or an unnatural catastrophe like an upwind industrial chemical explosion, what you do now to protect yourself , Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 1 - Forward Planning Makes The Difference and your family can make the difference between life and death. After you survive, rebuilding your life and business quickly becomes critical.

Please, do not for one moment think that Federal Emergency , Safety Alert! - All the Predators Come Out After Dark Management Agency (FEMA) is going to be able to get to you in time, unless you have already taken these steps to rescue yourself. , Blackout - Get Ready For A Power Failure! Tragically, even 10 days after post-Katrina rescue efforts began, there were still people starving to death in New Orleans.

It can happen anywhere (here), and it is not if, it is when it will happen. No one can predict the future, but you can take measures now so you know that you have done what you can to prepare.

Check out these Catastrophe Survival Tips , How To Buy A Spy Camera In 3 Easy Steps for You and Your Family" that you can use to buy yourself , Securing Your Estate and your family more time. Time is the second most important factor in surviving a catastrophe. Water , Surveillance for the Homeowner is number one, so our first tip , How to Protect with Home Security, Security Window Bars, Security Windows, Security Window Laminates is:

1) Without water , Turn Your Home Into A Fortress you lose your ability to make clear decisions within 24 hours. Thirst kills you faster than famine. At Work: Keep a backpack at work with as much bottled water , How You Should Prepare Your House For A Hurricane as you can carry. Plus, put in dried fruit, , Stand Alone Keyless Access - How Does It Work? power , Monitoring Your Security Alarm System bars, your daily medications or vitamins and a small first aid , CCTV kit. Keep a Family Emergency , Fire Safety Tips Numbers List inside , The Use of Light to Secure Your Home too. At Home: Put at least enough water , How To Buy A Spy Camera In 3 Easy Steps in sealed containers so that your family will have one gallon per day for two weeks. I just bought shrink-wrapped cases of quart-sized plastic water , Alarm System: Wireless Remotes bottles and stacked them under the backyard , Home Safety Tips picnic table. Even if some of it is compromised you will still have other bottles intact. Swap water , Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 1 - Forward Planning Makes The Difference out every six months - put a reminder in your calendar.

2) Create a Catastrophe Kit on your property outside , The Advantages Of Digital Video Surveillance your house , 5 Basic Steps to Safeguard Your Home and Property and garage , Additional Features of a Home Security Alarm System (in a back corner of your yard, , The Advantages Of Digital Video Surveillance for instance). It is as easy as getting a plastic , Fire Safety Tips 55-gallon trash bin with clips on the lid to hold it shut. Or use a small plastic/metal garden , Emergency Disaster Planning: Building a Bug-Out Kit 'shed' in your yard. , Monitoring Your Security Alarm System

3) Clean out your closets and put in layered clothing AND tough shoes for each family member. You need a complete change , Safety Alert! - All the Predators Come Out After Dark of dry clothing that you can be warm enough in to sleep while dressed.

4) Clean out the camping gear you are not using: this is the perfect place , First Aid for Electric Shock Victims for it. Tents, Tarps, Ponchos, Sleeping bags or Wool blankets (wool will keep you warmer even when wet), cooking gear, Lighters, Utensils, Can-openers and a pan to boil water. , Trusting Your Home Security Company

5) Make a separate sealed container with food , Do You Know Where to Call for Disaster Recovery Help? in it. Canned goods as complete meals are ideal. Dried foods , CCTV will use precious water , Turn Your Home Into A Fortress to reconstitute. Instant coffee keeps withdrawal headaches away. If you smoke, put a carton of cigarettes in to prevent withdrawal sickness. Concentrate on meals (e.g. beef stew, spaghetti) and carbohydrate foods , LED Personal Lighting for Safety like cereal bars and dried fruit , Home Security and the Strength of Your Doors leathers for energy. , Securing Your Estate

6) If you eat a protein drink (or power , 5 Basic Steps to Safeguard Your Home and Property bar) regularly, throw in a big container (or a 12-pack of cans/bars) and enough liquid to mix it up. This is a good concentrated food , The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today’s World source.

7) Include another plastic , Stand Alone Keyless Access - How Does It Work? sealed container with all of the basic medicines or vitamins you and your family must have. Some doctors will give you double prescriptions once if you ask. Clean out your bathroom , Home Security Tips - Good Lighting Helps Prevent Crimes cabinets and make sure to pack first aid , Why You Need Covert Listening Devices remedies like ibuprofen, tylenol, aspirin, bandages, anti-bacterial ointment, etc. You can get cost-effective home , Alarm System: Wireless Remotes emergency kits at Costco.

8) Important: a battery radio for emergency , The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today’s World broadcasts; ideally a CB radio or Nextel-type network phone; your Family List with names, essential medical and contact information, , First Aid for Electric Shock Victims as well as local , Fire Safety Tips for Your Family emergency numbers. Call , The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today’s World friends/family outside , The Use of Light to Secure Your Home your state to leave update info. Local , Monitoring Your Security Alarm System phone access is often turned off or destroyed during emergencies. , Home Security Tips - Good Lighting Helps Prevent Crimes

9) Maintain a Catastrophe mini-Kit for your car(s). Always have a blanket, food , Home Security and the Strength of Your Doors (e.g., power , Fire Safety Tips for Your Family bars) and water , CCTV in sealed containers. You can buy quality car emergency , Fire Safety Tips for Your Family kits at Costco, too.

Create regular backups of your personal and business computer systems. I use Norton Ghost to image copy my entire drive onto an external hard drive and store it in the trunk of my car parked in my driveway. You probably won't be thinking about your business in the middle of a disaster, , International Terrorists Posing as if They have Legitimate Business to be there but when you survive you will need to rebuild your life and business as soon as possible.

It's more fun hassling re-creating your working drive than it is to go out of business. You can also do regular backups to remote sites on the web. , Surveillance for the Homeowner I highly recommend my backup 'guru' Sallie Goetsch's weekly Backup Reminder ezine. For essential backup tips , Additional Features of a Home Security Alarm System visit the FileSlinger(tm) Backup Blog (http://www.fileslinger.com/blog/)

"May you and yours be safe , CCTV and well." But, do your family's Catastrophe Kits this weekend anyway, OK? Organizing cannot stop a catastrophe, but after you survive it will help you and your family in recovering quickly.

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