What to expect
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WHAT IS A “PREPPER”?
Our definition of a Prepper is anyone with a sense of responsibility to take care of their family and community through a difficult and catastrophic event. Preppers are ready for any event, including natural disasters and other uncontrollable events.
Almost daily there is some kind of natural or human-influenced disaster.
Depending on where you live; you should prepare for a hurricane, flood, earthquake, chemical spills, even water contamination.
These events can occur at any time. In order to prevent us from becoming a victim, we need to have a basic level of readiness.
WHY IS BEING READY IMPORTANT?
Government agencies and aid organizations are not equipped to provide assistance to entire community, let alone an entire state.
The aid they can provide takes time, waiting for assistance can detrimental to your survival.
Until additional help can arrive you will need the basics to survive – Food, Water, Shelter.
Ask yourself, what will I do if I do not have these?
How will I survive?
WHAT BASIC ITEMS & SKILLS SHOULD I HAVE?
Basic Items you should have
Basic Skills you should have
These skills everyone should know (not necessarily in this order):
Basic first aid and know how to use it,
How to build or find shelter,
How to start a fire,
How to find, collect, and purify water,
How to read a map,
How to catch or find food (plants and animals),
How to use of knots and tie them,
How to signal for help and,
Self-defense (whether you’re armed-with a handgun, rifle, shotgun, etc. or not
WHAT IF I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WITH DISABILITIES?
It is vital to have a plan for those who suffer from chronic illnesses and disabilities. This plan should include what medical supplies are required, and where these items are stored. To ensure their safety you should:
- Make sure you have a list of all necessary equipment and medications the individual needs.
- Speak to your physician and obtain extra medication in case you are not able to fulfill necessary medications due to an event.
- Have a list of family and friends who can help care for your disabled family member.
- If possible, be sure contact your local authorities once soon the event is over. Let them know you have a special needs situation; this way they can get to your family member first.
WHAT ESLE SHOULD I CONSIDER OTHER THAN FOOD AND WATER?
We recommend that you prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually as well.
Spiritual and mental preparation is very important. During a crisis our world is inevitably turned upside down, and emotions run rampant making us susceptible to fear.
Although, fear is a very natural state of mind, staying fearful makes you more vulnerable.
By preparing spiritually and mentally, you increase your chances of survival. So, do not neglect your spiritual and mental growth while preparing
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT FOR THE EFFECTS OF A DISASTER TO LAST?
Unfortunately, it’s hard to say, but the effects of a natural disaster can last for weeks, months, or even years.
In some cases, things may never return to the “normal” prior to the event.
In most cases, it can take days to months before you can return home. Some are displaced forever, without being able to return at all. It just depends on the type of crisis you experienced.
We encourage people to plan with family members or friends who live outside of your area who might be able to provide shelter for a period of time.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE TO PREPARE FOR AN EVENT?
Know what makes you vulnerable in your area. Developing a plan according to your particular circumstance is vital. Start with the basics food, water, and shelter.
Accumulate and store enough food for everyone in your party (e.g. family, extended family, group) to have at least two good meals per day for 3 months. Once you have achieved this goal, add to have enough food for three good meals per day for 3 months.
Continue this in 3 month increments until you have at least enough food for everyone for a year.
Always continue to improve your situation.
[Note: Ensure the food you store is food you would normally eat. Eating food that you have never eaten (e.g. Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) ) may not sit well with you. If you have never eaten an MRE they may not agree with you. You need to know this before you are faced with a situation where that is all you have to eat.
Have a minimum of 3 gallons of water per person per day for 3 months.
Store water (short-term disasters) in bathtubs, barrels, containers, etcetera for use in bathing, cleaning, etcetera.
Stored water can also be treated (even if the water came from your tap, this is a good idea to prevent disease or other contaminants from impacting you).
In most cases this will be your home.
Have an alternative (more than one is preferred) in case something were to impact your home (e.g. hurricane, fire, flood, etc.) and you are unable to remain in your home during the event.
Mitigate as much as possible
Take steps to mitigate the possible scenarios and outcomes when these events occur. In the case of wildfires, floods, hurricanes, etcetera you may not be able to remain in your home, or you will need to take steps to improve the security of your home (e.g. sand bags, berms -aka levees, cutting back brush close to your home, etcetera).
Ensure you take whatever steps are necessary to have a shelter that is safe and secure.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?”
The First Step
The first step in being ready or prepared is to have a plan. I invite you to make a list of the things that concern you the most, and let’s have a chat about it. Having a conversation is a great way to start.
“A plan is a guideline written down on paper, and rehearsed periodically. A plan in your head – is just an idea.
Have a plan, not an idea.
WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING OUR CALL?
We will discuss your concerns, and your circumstances in detail.
From our call you will have a clear understanding on what you need to do to start an Emergency Readiness Plan.
WHAT IF I’M READY TO START PLANNING?
When your ready for the planning stage I will email you a set of questions in which you will give me a clear picture of what your end goal will be for your specific plan.
The information provided will give me all that I need to send you a detailed and customized Readiness plan that will get you through the event you are concerned with.
WHAT WILL MY INVESTMENT BE?
Because each plan is tailored specifically to each individual case our fees are based on how many hours we spend on each plan.
Basic plans start at $200 for Personal plans and up.
Basic plans start at $600 for Small Businesses and up.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
We are very flexible; although, we prefer PayPal we also take credit cards, checks or money orders.
However, 100% payment must be received prior to commencing any work.
In the event you change your mind about the plan, depending on how soon you inform us, only 50% of your payment will be refunded.
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