Disaster Readiness


Being ready for "the big one" makes life's little disasters go a lotsmoother, too.
This site covers the subject in intimidating detail. You don't have todo it all, just do what worksfor you.

Readiness is everything in a disaster, be it large or small. Loss andsuffering happens before help does.

If you can only do one thing to get ready, keep slip-on shoes by thebeds.
Night disasters are usually followed by running on broken glass withbare feet.

A shortstory
In a recent survey, 3/4 of americans admitted to not being prepared foremergency.
It improved to 2/3 unprepared by the end of covid-19. Many who didprepare did so ineffectively;
hoarding toilet paper and frozen food did not protect them against thevirus.
Those who had masks & sanitizer in a box in case of need wereprepared for covid-19,
and also for smoke, dust, earthquakes, and many other emergencies.
The moral of this story is to prepare wisely, and in an appropriate way.
Also, don't spend money and storage space on expensive things that willgo bad before you need them.

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Simple, basic preparation
Easy to understand

Disaster Readiness &Preparations
Simple and inexpensive things you can do to beready
and make everyday life easier

What if the people you livewith won't co-operate?
Simple and inexpensive things you cando to be ready when some of
your family interferes, gets into thestuff, or just won't cooperate

Disaster Readiness for Kids
Simple and inexpensive things you cando to be ready
if you are aged 6 through 17 or live with your parents

Preparing others who won't preparethemselves
What if you have parents or children living on their
own who won't plan for trouble? What if they have limitations?

Personal Disaster Readiness atwork
You spend a third of your time at work.
What if disaster strikes when you are there?

Personal Disaster Readiness andyour Car
What if your car breaks down?
What if disaster strikes while you are in your car?

Household Emergency Kits
Your box of stuff in case of house damage,
infrastructure failure, or disaster.
Mine cost $50 to put together.

Zip Kits
This is a tiny package you have with you.
It is just enough to get you where you need to go.

What if I have toevacuate?
What do you bring?
How do you get out beforeeveryone else clogs the highway?

72 hour kits and bug-out-bags
This is a bag you keep in your trunk so you aregood for 3 days.

What to do duringand afterward
Things to do as the emergency develops

Cleanup after it's over
So how do you salvage your stuff or preventruin?

Scarves and Bandanas
These aren't just fashion accessories, they arereally useful.
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Disaster Readiness Supplies
A handy list of suppliers

Disaster Readiness Links
Follow these links for more information

Miscellaneous Information

Handy little tidbits. Feel free tocontribute more.

Spiritual Disaster Readiness
Making plans and having emergency supplies ispart of being ready.
How can you be ready spiritually?

Church Readiness
How churches can prepare to help people in a disaster

Fire's comin'
A fire is heading for your house. What do you do?

House Fire Prevention Checklist
Don't let your house burn down

This cheap kit fits in a bucket andprepares youfor the four words
you never want to hear: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Skunk

You can help after a disaster

Things to send
Your loved ones were in a disaster
You can send things with next day delivery

Stocking up
Sometimes you know trouble is coming
Here are suggestions for stocking up

Map shows which disasters are expected in parts of the United States
Click to make it bigger


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