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.

water collection skills are critical to survival
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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Growing Your Prepper Pantry

Growing your prepper pantry is not something that happens overnight. It’s a long term investment in both money and time. It takes a lot of planning and thinking ahead, so it is important to have a plan to grow it over time. Think about it as like building a house. Start by building up a solid foundation, then add in some structure, and finally top it off with a ceiling goal. That’s how we’ll build your pantry so you aren’t caught unprepared.

Growing your prepper pantry over time will keep you ready for a disaster.
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