What is an emergency? Here are some examples:
- A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
- State of Emergency - a time of crisis, declared by a government, during which normal laws and civil rights can be suspended
- Martial Law - rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population when civil authority has broken down
What are the potential sources of these emergencies? Here is a short, but very scary list:
- Pakistan / Taliban
- Israel / Iran
- Iraq / Afghanistan / War on Terror
- U.S. and global economic instability
- Extreme weather events / natural disasters
- Pandemic Flu (swine, bird, etc.)
- Terrorist threats
- Civil unrest (political, economic, racial, etc.)
What can you do? Well, you can either wait for these emergencies to happen and pray to God that someone will provide or you can check out this guide on emergency preparedness and response. How can this guide help you? Emergency preparedness and response is your responsibility if you want to ensure your family's safety and welfare. Checking out this guide is the first step towards taking responsibility. Don't place the lives and safety of your family into the hands of others. You'll never know when help will arrive.
- What is an Emergency?
- Potential Sources of Crises?
- What Can I Do?
- Progressive Planning
- Some Brief Definitions
- Three Days (Bug Out Bag)
- Bugging Out
- Typical Preparedness Categories
- Some Category Examples
- Some Considerations For Developing YOUR Personal Preparedness Plan
- Sample BOBs
- Additional Considerations
- Recommended Next Steps