Disasters come in many shapes and sizes, and each has its own set of hazards hiding beneath the surface, waiting to catch you by surprise. So how can we prepare for whatever the future holds, and secure our survival when disaster strikes?
- Identify all threats. Understand the hazards specific to your area, natural and man-made, and stay informed. Determine all your risks and prepare for the worst.
- Make a plan. Your survival is highly dependent on your ability to react well in a crisis. Planning ahead will help you keep a clear head when trouble hits home, and you will know what to do in the case of a disaster. Discuss plans with your family and friends in case of an evacuation, or if you’ll be holding up indoors and waiting for the storm to pass.
- Stock up on the Necessities. Long-term food and water are vital, regardless of what sort of disaster you face. Our cans have a 25 year shelf life to keep you covered for the future. Also, keep survival supplies and first aid kits, alternative heat, light and power sources. Don’t make the mistake of relying on modern amenities to carry you through.
- Eat good food. Keeping your energy up and comfort level high will help your body and mind survive more easily in a crisis. Don’t forget to invest in food that you actually like and will be happy to eat in the midst of a disaster. Never underestimate the power of a good, hot meal.
- Don’t panic. You do not want to lose your head in a crisis; you’re going to need it. Focus on the positive and make sure to stay well-fed and hydrated. Allowing yourself to panic can blur your focus and performance in an emergency, don’t let fear and anxiety get the best of you.
- Conserve energy and get some rest. Without enough sleep your body will start shutting down, beginning with your brain. This dampers your ability to rationalize and think straight, dwindling your chance for survival. In addition, conserve all energy you can. Stay inside and rely on easy-to-prepare food that won’t be a hassle to make. Our food is ready-to-eat after simply adding water.
- Don’t get bored. This might seem hard to avoid, but it is important to at least have some source of entertainment in a crisis. Keep some games and books in your survival supply so your brain is occupied in an emergency.
- Don’t take risks. If you’re bored and concerned about what is going on outside, you may find yourself tempted to go out and do something. The best thing you can do is stay inside and wait it out, don’t risk injury a midst the many hazards and dangers of a disaster.
Keeping all of these things in mind, your survival can be secured in an emergency. Taking the steps to prepare, stock up and plan ahead empowers you to take your survival into your own hands, and minimize damage. Don’t sacrifice the daily necessities and comforts you need, invest in your survival and the gold standard in food storage with Mountain Foods.