Being prepared before an event means once it happens your brain can switch into survival mode and keep panic at bay. When you panic you lose focus, lose sight of the most essential elements and waste too much badly needed energy trying to react and figure things out. What kind of situations are we talking about here? Earthquakes, tornadoes, typhoons, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, flooding.
A lot of this will be based on your geography, but there is a new element to be wary of, the prospect of a terrorist attack. Such an attack does not always assume chemical and biological weapons will be used, but it is a possibility. If this is the case and you are stranded in your home or business there are emergency survival packs available that have a range of supplies that can get you through the ordeal, until the help arrives.
Homeland security have an advisory system which alerts the general public to the possibility of a terrorist attack taking place. It uses a color coded system with green being the lowest level of attack and red being the highest.
A good emergency terrorist survival kit, will feature gas masks and clothing designed to protect you. If you live close to a government facility, a large airport, a large city or any other high profile landmark, having such a kit may prove beneficial. It will also include potassium iodine tablets which can block radiation. This is also a great product to purchase if you live near a nuclear power station.
Other necessary items in a terrorist survival kit are food and water, the essentials for sustaining life. These will come in the form of food bars and water pouches and purification tablets. Food bars are the best form of food storage in small survival packs as they don’t take up a lot of space and have a long shelf life. Other items that should be in good packs are a 24 hour light stick, emergency candles and waterproof matches.
These items will be essential during many natural disasters and also in the case of a bomb attack, or blackout caused by an extremist attack. First aid kits are also not only recommended but can be essential during an emergency crisis. If you are stranded or have extra people staying at your home, or if you need to accommodate your friends and neighbors shelter can be an issue. Some survival packs have up to 10 emergency blankets, sleeping bags and tents. A little planning and foresight can go a long way.