Whether the emergency is a natural disaster or one implemented, below are a number of contingency
ideas and methods for your imminent safe survival, and the deployment of a strategic longer term plan.
Types of Emergency
These types of disasters in the main we are all too familiar with these days, earthquakes,
volcanic activity, tsunamis (tidal waves), monsoons and tornadoes etc. In addition there has been much discussion lately of
induced weather phenomena, such as earthquake activity via electromagnetic means.
Also, we are currently observing much
solar activity in the form of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) resulting in high electromagnetic activity, which in turn has
an affect on the earths magnetosphere.
Where you live
· Do you have a safe location
· Where is your
'dig in' site?
o Do you live in the city?
o Do you live in a rural area
o Do you have any children and/or are
responsible for elderly relations
Once a disaster strikes, you may plan on relocating to a safer area if possible.
In the case of a natural disaster you should consider that it could take up to 5 days before organisation of any assistance
Naturally, this depends on the type of disaster, but in any case expect cuts in the power grid, gas and water.
Thus if you do intend on staying ensure that you have adequate supplies, at least 3 days or 72 hours, for the duration. A
list with the necessary essentials is discussed below.
If you reside in a city you may consider evacuating, as there
may be extended periods of power outage and no water available. Consider moving to a more rural aspect where you are able
to control and monitor your daily requirements more efficiently.
If you have to evacuate
from your location it is important to have several pre-planned exit routes in order for a safe and immediate evacuation. You
must decide on a safe prearranged meeting place if you are to rendezvous with other members of your family or close friends.
This may be a place where everyone is familiar with, it could be near a familiar landmark, a building or prearranged campsite
Consider drawing route maps to avoid confusion for others, but be cautious in how you distribute the maps.
the old adage of safety in numbers may not work in this scenario, unless you know and trust the people well, in general, the
fewer around you the safer you and yours will be.
Be prepared for all contingencies, the more supplies and equipment you
have, then the more options you have available on short notice.
You must remember to have at least 1 gallon of water
for every one of those days per person in storage. (Water can be stored for up to 6 months in an unbreakable container before
having to be purified or recycled.)
For more detailed information on the above subjects, please link on Destination Outdoors below
In the event of imminent danger and therefore an inducement for the authorities to round all civilians
up for their own safety.
1. Be extremely cautious as to the procedures involved...if it comes to being rounded up
to a centre of safety, be very wary. Depending upon the local circumstances, do not be allowed to be escorted to any centre...make
your excuses and inform them to call later, or exit via a pre-arranged back route
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