Did you know that the average American wouldn’t even know what to do if their electricity went out for 10 minutes?
I know that because…I was one of those Americans.
Emphasis on was.
I live in San Antonio, we’re in the valley so we don’t get hit by a whole lot. It’s like we’re in a safe bubble, rain will even stop as soon as it gets to the San Antonio border.
However, one thing that we do get on a frequent occasion, are thunder storms. Thunder storms knock out our power with the first strike. And obviously we’re not the only house that’s affected. So you can imagine how long it can take to have power restored.
Sometimes it’s only a few minutes, sometimes it’s hours.
Now, this doesn’t sound nearly as bad as some places that can get pummeled with 10 feet of snow and can be without power or can’t even leave their homes for days at a time.
But, the fact remains, it’s something unexpected.
We rely so heavily on our everyday amenities such as electricity, fresh running water, heat, air conditioning and being able to pick any kind and amount of food that we want from our local grocer, that we have no idea what to do when a real emergency or disaster strikes.
The average American doesn’t have a surplus of food or water, no generator, no extra flashlights or candles, no alternative sources of energy or heat and in general; no backup plans.
The key thing to remember about being prepared is knowing your region. You’ve gotta understand what sort of disaster or emergency situations are bound to happen and from there, you’ll be able to prepare for it accordingly.
Then, take it a step further and plan for something that you think could never, ever happen in your area.
That way, no matter what happens; you’re prepared.
You won’t be prepared in an instant, it’ll take time to build up your preparedness, but over time, with the right plan, you’ll quickly become the person who all your neighbors clammer to take care of them when disaster strikes.
Be prepared today, for whatever happens tomorrow!
Morgan Barnhart is the co-founder of Zombie Response Team where they teach people how to prepare for any disaster by preparing for the absolute worst; the zombie apocalypse.
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ZRT ‘Prepping on a Budget’ Blog Tour Stop List
March 1 - Kronicles of Korthlundia – Excerpt from Prepping on a Budget
March 2 - The Dead Centre – Guest Post from Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team
March 3 - Sylv-Jenkins – Guest Post from Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team
March 4 - Days with the Undead – Interview with Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team
March 5 - The Blog World of Kat Yares – Review Prepping on a Budget
March 6 - Mallory Heart Reviews – Excerpt from Prepping on a Budget
March 7 - Krystal’s Enchanting Reads – Excerpt from Prepping on a Budget
March 9 - Zombie A.C.R.E.S. – Guest Post from Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team
March 10 - Sylv-Jenkins – Guest Post from Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team
March 11 - A Girl and Her Kindle - Review Prepping on a Budget
March 12 - Indie House Books – Guest Post from Morgan Barnhart from Zombie
March 13 - My Cozie Corner – Review Prepping on a Budget
March 14 - So Much To Write So Little Time – Guest Post from Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team
March 15 - Sylv-Jenkins – Review Prepping on a Budget
March 15 - Timothy Dean’s Pirate Radio – LIVE Interview with Morgan Barnhart from Zombie Response Team