The name of the game is survival and the winner will be the player who was prepared in advance. This is not a game you want to lose. The impact that an unexpected disaster can have on a family is immense and can be devastating. Taking the time to prepare or purchase a great survival kit will go a long way in the event of an emergency situation.
What you may need to survive can depend on where you live and the specific conditions of that region. It is best to reach out to your local Emergency Management Agency. They are a tremendous resource and can be extremely useful in assisting your survival plan. There are however some very basic survival supplies that are recommended for any emergency in any region.
Most survival experts recommend a minimum of essential survival supplies that will get each person through a 72 hour period. Safety Kits Plus carries a variety of Survival Kits that come in easy to grab-and-go back packs. Families should determine the supplies that will be necessary to get each family member through the 72 hour period. At a very minimum it is critical to have enough food and water for this period of time.
Communities tend to come together during disasters. It is a great idea to become familiar with your community's disaster plan if there is one. It seems like common sense but getting to know your neighbors and making advance disaster plans with them can ease the chaos during an emergency situation. Learn where people in your community are to gather in disaster situations. Discussing these plans with your family members and especially children is good planning. Some may think it is overboard but running an emergency drill from time to time and meeting up at a specified locations is also good planning. Everything you can do to minimize chaos during an actual emergency event will go a long way!
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