Doomsday Preparation & Planning Guide

The doomsday hype of the word coming to an end on December 21, 2012, was apparently wrong. Yes, the rational of those of us considered the date to be complete nonsense, but the rational of us also know the value of being prepared for most any event. Doomsday preparation can mean different things to different people. For some it means the end of the world and for others, such as those who experienced hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, it can just feel like the end of the world. In other parts of the world and the US, there are many scenarios that could that could cause massive chaos in urban areas resulting from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, severe storms, large scale power outages or terrorist attacks.

Natural disasters happen most everywhere on this earth and may often come without any warning. If you reside in an area that is prone to natural disasters, then you have to prepare for that disaster to strike and how to deal with the disrupted state of affairs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises that the first 72 hours after a disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments may not be able to reach you immediately during a serious crisis. Each person should be prepared to be self-sufficient - able to live without running water, electricity and/or gas, and telephones - for at least three days following a disaster.

Identifying an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid your recovery after the event. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unknown, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards and disasters. However, each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the life-saving decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency or bug out situation. This is the reality of Doomsday Preparation.

When it comes to self-reliance, it is all up to you. You are the end of the line and must pull your own weight. Learn your tools, learn their limits, and learn to survive THE UNKNOWN.