Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Get To Work On Your Preparedness To Increase Your Safety

If your Go Bag is not yet complete, please decide what you need to do to make it ready for you to use in case of an evacuation in your area.

This blog has quite a number of posts on the subject of Go Bags. I have several on how to choose a Go Bag. I have mentioned that my preference is a backpack because it will not throw your off balance by carrying it and your hands will be free. 

You can move faster and climb and scramble more easily and safely. This can be important if the evacuation in your area turns into gridlock and the streets become impassible to vehicles. It is fairly likely you will need to climb over cars in really badly gridlocked intersections.

Wandering dogs can be common during a disaster. They will often be frightened and confused and more likely to be a threat to you and your loved ones as you attempt to evacuate past said dogs.

Be sure to include the best radio that you can afford in your Go Bag. A friend got a very small cheap wind up radio and was disappointed. The cheap radio does not get a good signal even when conditions for the signal are almost ideal. It is just not good to think about what might have happened if you were stuck with a cheap radio in the middle of disaster.

I also have lots of posts on this blog about picking out an emergency radio. One of the posts mentions a new kind of alert system that will let you know  sooner that trouble is heading your way.

As I mentioned yesterday, I am in the middle of major re- or organizing my home and especially my emergency preparedness supplies. That means I am not going to write a very long post for a few days. 

I wish you a Happy New Year! again, and hope you work on your emergency preparedness. That way I know you will be safer if an emergency arises near you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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