Disaster Essentials

Protect yourself and your loved ones. And take nothing for granted.
(Even toilet paper.)


"Security, health and sanitation" isn't exactly sexy sounding, is it?  But we're guessing it's pretty easy to see the appeal of keeping your loved ones as safe as possible.

In this section, we start with home- and self-defense. Note there are no firearms here. If you're trained in firearms, there are plenty of other sources to explore your options. If you're not, then we'd suggest you look into alternative options to protect yourself.

The second is a big one: Health. That includes first-aid kits and medicine. Take this list of health items as a beginning. Honestly, it could go on and on, but also depends heavily on you and your family's specific needs. Note that we are NOT giving medical advice here. You should talk to your doctors and mention that you'd like backups of necessary medication and antibiotics. But, well, good luck. We struggle with it, too.

The last part of this — sanitation — isn't super fun, but it is incredibly important. One of the leading source of death in countries that have suffered devastating natural calamities are the diseases and afflictions that come when you don't have access to clean water. Just keeping you and your stuff clean is paramount to longterm health.

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  1. SECURITY. Protection for yourself and your home. Includes non-lethal but effective options.

  2. HEALTH. Medical kits & gear, plus protection from the elements & critters such as mosquitoes and ticks. Stuff to think about if you have to venture out of the house.

  3. SANITATION. Ways to keep clean and healthy even if there's no running water.