80% of Americans live in a county that has been hit by a weather related disaster since 2007
60% of people have not practiced or prepared for what to do in an emergency
55% of people think they can rely on the “authorities” to rescue them
44% of people have no first aid kit
48% of people have no emergency supplies
53% of people do not have a three days supply of water
52% of families do not have an emergency rally point (ERP)
42% of people do not know the phone numbers of immediate family members
I wasn’t overly surprised by these numbers when I was doing my research, but still, those are aren’t good.
The first thing I suggest doing in Prepare Now-Survive Later is get two cases of bottled water per person in your home. That sounds simple but water is the most precious commodity after an emergency or natural disaster. It’s the first thing you see getting hauled in. I’ll discuss water more in this blog, but just doing this simple thing puts you ahead of the vast majority of households. It’s not about avoiding the negative.
In the Green Berets, the most important thing that made us elite was our planning. We not only thoroughly planned our missions, we also Emergency Planned all the possible things we could imagine going wrong.
You Emergency Plan for 3 reasons:
To avoid the emergency.
To have a plan, equipment, training etc. in place in case the emergency strikes.
To give you peace of mind in day-to-day living so you don’t constantly have to worry about potential emergencies because you are prepared for them. This allows you to experience a higher quality of life.
Thus, one of the goals of Prepare Now is so that you can feel more secure.
If you’ve lived through a natural disaster or emergency, what was the most important thing you wished you had done differently beforehand?