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Life is uncertain in current times, and you cannot foresee a disaster even when it is just around the corner. A natural calamity such as an earthquake, pandemic, flood, or forest fire may strike out of the blue. The possibility of threats like war, terror attacks, and nuclear explosions is even more daunting. Having a prepper’s mindset keeps you ready to protect your loved ones while dealing with the worst situations. Here are some tried and tested survival tips preppers recommend for families.
Never go complacent
You may live in the safest location with minimal risk of natural calamities and human threats. But going complacent is the last thing you should do because threats can surface anytime and in any form. The pandemic proved that no place is safe, and a disaster can strike when you expect it the least. Being prepared keeps you in a better place to survive and save your family in the most critical situations.
Educate your family
Time is the key to survival in emergencies, so you cannot wait to educate them until a disaster strikes. Talk to your kids about the possibility of such situations, and set up a plan of action. It makes them confident about dealing with the toughest times without getting into a state of panic. Cover key factors like where to get together, when to coop indoors, and how to communicate in emergencies.
Nothing matters more than stocking up for essentials when it comes to disaster readiness. You must have at least a few months’ supplies of food, water, toiletries, medicines, and regular household stuff to get through an unexpected lockdown. Experts at MIRA Safety recommend buying gas masks and hazmat suits if you live in a nuclear disaster-prone area. Protective equipment is worth investing in as it can save lives during the worst disasters when the chances of survival are slim.
Consider the special needs of your loved ones
Remember to consider the special needs of your loved ones while preparing for a disaster. You need to be extra conscious when you have a baby, an elderly parent, or a sick or disabled family member. They will require additional care and attention during a disaster situation. Plan for their needs by maintaining stocks of their medicines and diet according to the doctor’s recommendations.
Have a bug-out plan
You cannot expect to coop in forever when a disaster like a nuclear attack or explosion hits your city. Having a bug-out plan is crucial because you will have to evacuate at some point. You must ensure safety for your loved ones through the evacuation process in the first place. Also, have a safe place to take shelter after leaving your home. Prepare bug-out bags with essentials, such as food, water, personal items, and vital documents.
Being ready for a disaster is the best way to protect your loved ones, regardless of the severity of the situation. A basic prep plan is often enough, but you must have the essentials and protective gear to get through the crisis.