Society & Culture
The 12 Categories of AmCon Preparedness
Ep #6 - Today, we're going to be talking about 12 different categories of preparedness for natural and man-made disasters, and we've got one actionable tip for each of them.
First up is communication. Let's be real, without communication, we'd all be screwed. So, our tip is to create a communication plan with your family and friends, and make sure you've got backup methods of communication in case the phones go down. We're talking walkie-talkies, carrier pigeons, whatever works for you.
Next, medical. We're not saying you need to go to med school, but having some basic medical knowledge and supplies could save a life. So, build a first aid kit and take a first aid or CPR course.
Security is important too. You don't want to be caught off guard when things get hairy. Invest in some home security measures, and maybe take a self-defense course. Just don't turn into Jason Bourne, okay...unless I'm with you then you do you.
Mobility is also key. You never know when you'll need to get up and go. So, pack a "go bag" with essential supplies and practice your emergency driving skills. Just remember, we're not responsible for any speeding tickets.
Food and water are obvious, but often overlooked. Make sure you've got enough non-perishable food and water for at least three days, and learn how to purify water from alternative sources. Rainwater doesn't count as a cocktail, sorry.
Money makes the world go round, and that includes emergency situations. Build up an emergency fund, diversify your income streams, and keep an eye on the stock market. Or don't, we're not financial advisors.
Your health is also important. Make sure you've got a supply of essential medications and create a mental health plan that includes self-care practices and professional support. Yoga, therapy, and meditation are all fair game.
Community leadership is crucial in times of crisis. Get involved with local emergency preparedness efforts or volunteer with organizations that provide disaster relief. Maybe you'll be the next mayor, who knows?
Outdoor skills can also come in handy. Learn basic outdoor skills such as building a fire, identifying edible plants, and orienteering. Just make sure you don't poison yourself with the plants, we're not liable for that either.
Situational awareness is also key. Stay informed of potential hazards and practice regular "situational checks" to stay aware of potential threats or dangers. Just don't be too paranoid, tin foil hats went out of style in the 80s.
Defense is another important category. Consider purchasing defensive tools such as pepper spray or a firearm (if legally permitted and properly trained), and practice situational awareness and de-escalation techniques. This is the time to let your inner Rambo come out!
Finally, home and family. Create a family emergency plan and practice emergency drills with all household members. Also, make sure your home is properly insured and take steps to protect it against potential natural disasters. We're not saying you need a moat, but it couldn't hurt. Bonus points for alligators in it.
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