Emergency Survival Essentials For Emergency Survival Preparedness: Your Pyramid For Survival

Emergency Survival Essentials For Emergency Survival Preparedness: Your Pyramid For Survival

Emergency survival preparedness is not just essential , but one that everyone and their family should be engaged in. In order to make it an effective pursuit, though, it shouldn’t be performed haphazardly.

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Many people start out with good intentions, but are misguided in their preparedness and food storage activities. They have a great goal in mind (i.e., being ready for the worst should a disaster or emergency occur), with no clear idea of how to construct a survival kit, their efforts often betray their intentions.

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After they have randomly accumulated some of the necessities they think they need, they’re not then sure if they have everything they need, or if they have allocated their resources properly. Of course anything is better than nothing, but there should be priority lists of what’s needed for supplies, equipment and what to do as well as what not to do.

This should begin with preparation for a short-term disaster survival scenario all the way through to a “doomsday” predicament. You can’t prepare for everything because it is impossible to predict the future, but it is certainly better to be over prepared rather than under prepared, and the best approach is to start your emergency survival preparedness foundation and add to it in the proper manner.

The proposed order is as follows: the first thing that everyone should store in case of emergency is a 72 hour emergency survival kit. A 72 hour emergency survival kit is an easy-to-carry and easily accessible package that contains items such as three days of water (most important) and non-perishable food items (preferably ready-to-eat goods), personal toiletry/hygiene items, first aid kit and medications, flashlight and batteries, blankets and sleeping bag, a radio, pocket knife, and other necessities to many to list in this short article. 72 hours is the time frame that it will likely take to rescue services reach  you or to restore the usual services that are interrupted after a major disaster. You should plan be on being self-sufficient for at least these three days.

The next level up in the readiness pyramid to use for a longer period of time, is a three-month supply of food that would include items that you ordinarily eat and can be rotated easily, eliminating any waste. These are such things as canned goods that fit easily into your food pantry or an extra closet, as well as frozen foods (meat, preserves, and vegetables).

Most emergency survival preparedness kits contain MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), freeze-dried foods, and dehydrated foods are the next step up in prioritization. These food storage items store for long periods of time in a climate-controlled environment, usually between 10 to 30 plus years. The only problem is they can’t do you any good when the power goes out which means the freeze dried foods will be the first foods to be eaten.

Something lighter weight and easier to carry are Survival Tabs. You can actually carry 15 days worth of food in less than a two pounds package.

Finally, once you have completed your collection of each of the preceding layers and levels (and not before), top off the readiness pyramid with an emergency fund. This should cover as much as three to six months of living expenses, and in case of a complete economic meltdown, it can be supplemented with gold and silver (poor man’s gold) bullion. But then, this would only be for a worse case scenario. Your immediate concern should be to have something for at least 3 days to ensure your family’s survival in case of a natural disaster, for these are much more common and your likelihood of being caught in a catastrophic event of this nature is much greater.

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