Personal Hygiene During a Disaster: Baby Steps to Preparedness Week 5

Have you given much thought to personal hygiene during a disaster situation? If you think back to the great toilet paper shortage of 2020, you may think about it more than previous generations, but there’s more to consider than just tp. After this week’s shopping list, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the topic.

Hand washing is critical for good personal hygiene during a disaster.
Hand washing is critical for good health and good hygiene during disaster (Source)
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The Importance of Water Collection: Baby Steps to Preparedness Week 3

In a survival situation, water collection is one of the most crucial skills you will need to have. As a rule of thumb, people can go weeks without food but only a couple of days without water. This is why reliably obtaining clean water is one of the most important aspects of any survival prepper’s plan. It may seem intimidating initially, but water collection and storage are much simpler than you think.

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Water collection skills are critical for survival. Source
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Hazards to Prepare For: Week Two Baby Steps to Preparedness

Welcome to week two of our Baby Steps to Preparedness series. This week we’ll discuss some hazards to prepare for. How did you do last week? To recap, I gave you a short shopping list to start building your emergency kit. I also gave you a few action steps to take. Did you find out what hazards are common in your area? If not, I’ll give you more information to help you in this article.

Hazards to prepare for: Lightning thunderstorm flash over the night sky. Hurricane, typhoon, tornado, storm.
Lightning thunderstorm flash over the night sky. Hurricane, typhoon, tornado, storm. Free Stock photos by Vecteezy
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Baby Steps to Build Your Emergency Supply Kit: Week One

Do you have an emergency supply kit for your family in the case of a disaster? According to a survey from Wells Fargo, only 46% of Americans have an emergency kit for everyone living in their home with enough supplies for several days after a disaster.

That’s less than half of the country. That’s terrifying! Especially considering that 84% of Americans live in areas that have experienced some form of natural disaster in the last few years, and 54% live in regions that have experienced severe natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, or earthquakes. 

If that’s not crazy enough, 72% say they or their families have been directly affected by natural disasters at some point in their lifetime. 

Given these numbers, NOT having an emergency supply kit doesn’t make sense.

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Survival Skills to Practice At Home: 8 Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

When people think about survival skills, they usually think about stocking up on food or equipment. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in survival situations without knowing how to use the products they bought or how to be strategic. Having survival skills can come in handy in everyday situations, but they ultimately give you peace of mind. Whenever a disaster strikes, whether by nature or mankind, you want a feeling of calm over you, knowing you can handle it.

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Solutions to Food Insecurity in an Unstable World: Make Food and Medicine Yourself

We’ve been living in an increasingly industrially reliant culture, and we’ve relied on fast food, disposable goods, and cheap gasoline. It’s been our normal for a very long time.

But normal isn’t what it used to be. Enter Covid, and now we are seeing the consequences of this consumerist lifestyle. Food insecurity, shortages, and shipping bottlenecks show us how dependent we are on “the system.”  Do you feel secure?

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Woman with protection face mask and gloves shopping at supermarket.

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Prepper Pantry Ideas: 7 Items Beyond Food

When you start brainstorming prepper pantry ideas, you probably think about food. As a prepper, the biggest and most immediate concern is starvation. However, there are a lot more things you’ll need in a catastrophic emergency situation. You need tools to prepare the food, medical supplies, ways to keep up with hygiene, and more! Keep reading for 7 things to keep on hand beyond food.

You need more than just food in your prepper pantry. Here are 7 things to have on hand.
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Storing Food Long Term

Storing food long term something you never want to skimp on. Proper storage makes your supplies last as long as they need to. Airtight containers will be your best friends as you build your prepper pantry. You should also decide whether or not you want to utilize a freezer for certain things. If you do, make sure you have a backup generator of some kind to keep it running if you don’t have electricity.

Storing food long term will ensure that you have what you need in an emergency
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