How Prepared Are You in Times of Emergencies?

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Because of world-wide insecurity, we are experiencing an increasingly new level of natural disasters that we have never seen before, whether natural or technological calamities.

In order to set your goals to become prepared - YOU have to guarantee your family’s safety and security. Begin NOW not LATER.

Emergency preparedness means being prepared for all kinds of emergencies. Being able to respond in time of crisis to save your life, your families, others lives... and then return to a normal life after a disaster occurs.

Being prepared for emergencies in our world, be it a man-made or natural phenomena, is always a challenge to us, especially to those who have little children. Therefore, it is crucial that when a disaster happens, we already have stored enough supplies for everyone in our household for at least three days.

To truely be prepared is to anticipate and to cope on our own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent needs.

To make matters worse, when families are not together, and often emergencies happen when we expect them the least, that's the time you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents. What will you do? And what if phones don’t work or if some in your areas aren’t accessible?

At The Least - Have These 13 Items Prepared For Times Of Emergencies:


  1. Your 72-hour-kit.

  2. A package meal for each member in individual bags.

  3. This of course includes: breakfast day 1, lunch day 1, dinner day 1… etc. In this way, it will prevent any loss of food to any member in your party.

  4. Alter your food. It is important to rotate your food according to the schedule with their expiration dates. You do not want to find yourself in an emergency situation with expired foods.

  5. Prepare kits that are easy to fix or ready to eat. Cooking in this kind of situation is difficult and stressful so it is better to keep in mind to choose foods that are convenient in difficult times.

  6. Emergency Fuel. This may include a gas lantern, flashlight with extra batteries, candles and matches and the likes.

  7. First Aid Kit.

  8. Water Storage. You must store water with approximately 1.5 gallons per person per day.
  9. Feminine Hygiene Needs.

  10. Disposable Diapers. This is very important especially if you have little kids. And don’t forget the necessary toiletries.

  11. Extra change of clothing and underwear for each family member.

  12. Utility knife and some miscellaneous tools like a small ax, heavy gloves and matches stored in a waterproof unbreakable container.

  13. SOS. A whistle is one way of getting help in case of emergencies. You better have one each family member.



Alesha Wilson ~ writes for RockwellNutrition.com - A leading natural health supplement website.

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