Tips On Emergency Preparedness & Readiness
Tips, Reviews & The Occasional Fantastical Story By John Wood
Welcome to Last Stand Earth, a website that will share both real-world preparedness tips to help you and your family be ready for major or minor emergencies. Along the way, I will inject essays, short and long-format stories about survival, alien resource harvesters and yes, even zombies.
The main idea is to help anyone prepare for events such as weather or other natural catastrophes. Although many see preparedness as way to deal with “end of days” scenarios, most find out being prepared helps in more mundane situations.
Recent history in the United States is full of examples where a little preparedness can go a long way to enhancing one’s ability to weather storms, forest fires, earthquakes, getting lost or loss of utilities. From Hurricane Katrina to Joplin, Missouri, ever year, families are displaced by natural events. In some cases, they are not so much displaced, but separated from services and utilities due to emergency conditions.
The need for being prepared extends beyond one’s homestead. You need to be prepared when you take your family on the road, go camping and even plan a day at the beach.
For example, if you are on an ocean beach, do you ever note if there are Tsunami warning equipment or signs? If so, where would you go if the alarm went off? Is there high ground you could run to and if so, how will you get there? Being prepared is more common sense and awareness. In case of a Tsunami warning, getting in a car might just get you stuck in a traffic jam when the wave comes.