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Preparing for Disaster: Dealing with Man-Made Disasters

Whenever we turn on the news, there always seems to be a disaster or emergency that could've been prevented. Mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and environmental disasters are just a few examples of incidents that have become commonplace in modern times. When these moments happen, the whole world stops to watch and wonder yet many miss the larger point. How can we prepare for such an emergency?

The answer is always subjective as there are different levels of preparation depending on the scenario. The everyday person has little control in preventing these tragedies, but they can prepare to adapt to the situation. It is essential you also anticipate the aftermath, which is sometimes deadlier than the actual event (remember Hurricane Katrina?).

When you prepare to survive an emergency, you’re taking a pro-active stance to increase your chances of survival. When a hurricane, tornado, or winter storm is coming, you prepare. You prepare because you want your loved ones to survive. There's some negative connotations surrounding the survivalist culture - don't let critics prevent you from doing what you need to do to prepare!


Purchase, Practice, and Maintain

Purchasing trustworthy, reliable equipment will give you peace of mind when everything else around is called into question. Practice and train with your survival equipment so you'll know how to use it when the time comes. The best equipment is useless when you don’t know how to use it. Each week, take a few minutes on your day-off to practice one of these skills with your family. Maintaining your equipment and knowledge is essential. Routinely practicing your survival skills will ensure you stay sharp while giving the opportunity to check your equipment for damage.


Man-Made Disasters

Although man-made disasters are far less common, there are incidents that have left entire towns without access to basic services. This situation happens more often than you might imagine and often as a result of an unrelated event. This scenario became reality in towns in Louisiana following the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. Areas, not hit by extreme winds or flooding, still found themselves without access to water, electricity, or stocked grocery stores. Those with skills in fire starting, water purification, and sanitation could have helped support entire communities.


We cannot solve or prevent the violence and unpredictability in society. All we can do is protect ourselves and our community. By preparing for emergencies, both natural and man-made, we can protect ourselves and our community. Best Glide A.S.E. manufactures, markets, and delivers items needed for physical survival. We help others prepare for common scenarios, as well as scenarios we pray don't happen.

Many of the best Survival items are already in your home. Make your own using a combination of professional and household items or purchase a complete kit. Regardless of where you purchase your survival gear, make sure you are getting the best you can afford and begin practicing immediately.  Prepare yourself before any vacation, severe weather season, or any other emergency that may turn your world upside down.


"Fortuna favet præparaverat  -  Fortune Favors the Prepared!"

This entry was posted on December 14, 2012 by Patrick Carey.

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