Disaster Preparedness Skills That Will Keep You Safe

Summary: Preparation is the key to keeping you and your family safe from harm.


Natural disasters are unfortunately events that cannot be easily prevented. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods are all examples of disasters that can have devastating effects on buildings, roads, and people’s lives. These disasters can, at times, seemingly come out of nowhere. Having the proper tools and skills can make all the difference when handling a natural disaster and taking care of the ones you hold dear.


Depending on the nature and scale of the disaster, you may find yourself in a position where you are left without some of the basic resources you have access to on a regular basis. Being able to adapt and do what you must to stay safe can increase your chances of survival and make you an asset when assisting others in need.


Medical Knowledge


You do not need a medical degree to understand some of the first-aid basics. If your town has recently been hit by a hurricane, for example, your local doctor or hospital may not be available for some time. Having a bladder tank for yachts can guarantee safe drinking water for several days, but what if someone gets a cut, breaks a bone, or gets some sort of infection? Having a basic medical kit and knowing how to disinfect and bandage wounds can immediately deescalate safety concerns until a professional can take a look.


Starting a Fire


In the case of an emergency, your power at home may get shut off or you might have to evacuate the area, altogether. Fires are useful for providing warmth, but they can be used for much more. Fires are helpful in survival situations, because you can use them to boil water to make it drinkable if you do not have a Turtle-Pac bladder or clean water source. Additionally, if you have raw or cold food you can use the heat to cook and make the food safe for consumption.


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