No matter where you live, serious emergency situations, various crisis or natural disasters like earthquakes can leave your home without electricity, fresh water and food from nearby supermarket anytime. Be prepared with basic emergency supplies like survival food kits, water and suitable clothes is a must for every household who think about their safety. None can live without basic supplies like food and if you face disaster without being prepared, even easy to solve emergency can turn into real tragedy as in first time you can rely on only on yourself – what you have and what you know.
There are various grab and go type survival food kits choices from different manufacturers, so many that often is hard to choose right one which fit your needs you best. To be sure that you have only eatables you need and like, do not have allergies or other problems with certain product, going trough each of the kit checklist would be time consuming and if this is a first time you think about your preparedness supplies, not effective as things from food list you could find very important, in real can be worth only if you really don’t have other choices.
How to find right one and don’t spend hard earned cash on survival food kit which you finally throw away in trash because they expire, got eaten by insects or just rotten because insufficient storage in improper place? Make your own! Yes, this is only right way to get most from your money and have possibility actually use your products in right way – rotate and eat them when they are still in good state. Commercial “all in one” food kits are great, just pay and you have everything packed in, sorted and ready to eat, but what happen if you do not need this food in emergency situation?
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In simple terms offshore areas mean high seas and deep oceanic places with hazardous working conditions like fast changing weather, long working day in remote places with reliance on helicopter traffic, dangerous ecosystem. Offshore crew typical work shift consists of two weeks schedule – 2 weeks on 2 weeks off, although 2 weeks on work and 3 weeks free is becoming very popular these days.
With weather conditions where frequent storms are high tides are normal, every worker or just visitor, no matter how long they plan their job or business on oil platform or other offshore construction in first must complete full offshore survival course and obtain the relevant safety and “offshore medical” certificates.
There are several well known companies that offer full offshore survival course training that is recognized by worldwide offshore workers contractors, almost all courses are mix of practical exercises and theoretical sessions to achieve proper education on important topics while working on offshore installations. Most popular courses are:
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We live in century of changing environment when sudden natural disasters like tsunami or earthquake can strike even at places where none hear about them before resulting in lasting changes to environment. Often even almost unnoticeable incident can bring in other disasters which like avalanche make all things worse minute by minute. Surviving any of natural disasters can be hard and possibly deadly challenge if you do not know what to do and how to react on each of this threats, be totally unprepared in situation when everything crash, burn and flood in same time can bring only havoc and panic in 99% of cases, no matter in how good shape you are – if you do not know how to deal with emergency situation you have very small chances to survive and bet on your bare luck is total irresponsibility.
How to deal with natural disasters and be prepared? In first know what they can bring to your life and have good list of natural disasters in first to have some type reference and then sort out them out in type how likely they can happen. You should already have some background knowledge on place where you live, but if you are just newcomer, don’t be shy, talk to your new neighborhoods and find out what happens in the past. Just remember that unprepared person always see all things worse then they are, so critical viewpoint is required. Another good source of information is local or regional museums, go visit them together with your family, you can enjoy holidays together and in same time research some important information about subject. Of course you can search about your area in internet or meteorological archives, but make sure that this is not your only source of information as often it contain only broad information on what happen there, missing notable and important nuances, which you often can research while gathering info from local sources.
Here are list of natural disasters, sort them out according your information and prepare custom survival gear list of essential emergency items for your go bugout bag.
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A good start to complete Your custom Go Bag and be prepared for any emergency or STFU situation are make list with items you already has and can use right now to build useful bug out bag. This is essential at this harsh times have at least basic set of necessary items so even and worst scenario you have chances to survive. You should understand that there are not “ultimate bugout bag” around, one which fit all needs from desert till urban environment, but there are main thesis which people who want to compose his very own “must-have” list should know.
To make things clear at first – what is definition for Go-Bag, bug-out bag, 72-hour kit, bail-out bag? This is portable grab and go pack, box or shoulder bag, whatever end user found more useful for their needs and transportation purposes, which contains essential emergency and survival kit. The main focus on this gear is on fast and painless evacuation, not long term survival.
The following a list of items that I plan to put in, You can found some of them not so useful, but I have reason to include them.
The Pack or Go Bag
Must be a comfortable and large enough to hold all your stuff. The less outside pockets, hanging gear, fasteners and so on, the better as you are not to go show everyone what you have in your bag and all this “cool looking” gadgets tend to be ripened off by anything that come on it’s way. What can be worse then notice that You have lost your water bottle in middle of the nowhere or flashlight at the deep down, so good traveling shoulder bag in neutral color works the best.
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To be prepared for worst case scenario all families should keep at least one year supply of food and spare household items. This is golden rule for anyone, no matter who you are, paranoid survivalist or average next door citizen. Getting hungry was a one of the worst things which most of modern life don’t even think about which can happen right now, after an hour, tomorrow or next week as a result of natural or human made disaster. Avoid hunger is on of the main human being needs to stay alive and functional and it is so sadly that now days most of the people forgot about it as various food is widely accessible everywhere.
Storing food for long time is not so easy as you think in first eyesight, food storage involve strategical planning of your needs, expenses and storage capacities to not throw your hard earned money away and when disaster strikes found that most of your supplies are mice eaten or just simply rotten. There are a lot of different proven methods how to store your food supplies properly, but main goals are simple, so here are our food storage 101 hints list for all who choose stay prepared.
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Emergency situations like floods, tornadoes, extreme cold weather with blizzards, earthquakes and hurricanes can strike anytime at our century of ever changing weather, same for man made disasters, especially if you live near potentially dangerous industrial objects like chemical refineries, nuclear plants, large transit points with various and often hazardous freights, can happen anytime. Find yourself and your family face to face with situation when you are left till rescue team arrive without basic human being needs like food, water and shelter are very dangerous and last thing you would ever want. How to prepare you and your household with basic emergency items list like food and water? This is not really hard thing if you have right emergency food supply list already done.
On basic level all human beings like us and our home pets need basic nutrient like animal and vegetable fats, carbohydrates (sugars) and protein to keep our well being, mind and energy level high, especially in emergency situations when our and other people life are dependent from our decisions and actions performed. If we add some multi vitamins, this fully complete our basic needs for food. I suggest check your local sporting goods store, aim for extreme workout vitamin supply.
Water is another important point into your food supply list, just remember that you never have to much water. If you are able have additional water supplies, always take a chance and do it, without emergency water supply your other preparedness steps are almost useless, so have extra bottles, cans, containers or even large tanks with drinking water in case something go wrong with regular water supply chain. Count in water for cooking, at least basic hygiene needs and you understand how large your water supply should be. Recommended amount of water per person is no less then three gallons, you can easily add twice more in case you need do decontamination, emergency situation more like to happen in hot temperatures or you have household pets, special needs of hygiene or elderly persons to take care of.
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If you live in seismic active place, have plan and know what to do and be prepared before earthquake strike is important to reduce damages made by this unavoidable and often unexpected natural disaster. Good checklist with clearly understandable things to do can reduce panic and allow prepared person act quickly in this unusual situation, when reaction speed often means saving life, health and material valuables for you and your family members.
In first everyone must know basics, how to deal in case of earthquake, like most safe places to hide when you are at home or outdoors. It’s a good practice talk with family members about safe places to avoid searching when you need it in seconds, everyone should know where to go when he or she is in kitchen, in bathroom in living room and so on, don’t think this must be fully automatic. Some good choices to hide indoors are under rugged and sturdy furniture, stay beside corner or solid inside wall and remember avoid windows in any possible ways! Broken glass with thousands sharp as knife splinters is one of the biggest threats even in light shaking, when other objects remain in their places, so stay away from anything which can be broken to glass splinters. If you are outdoors, try stay on open are, far way any power lines, trees, bridges and buildings. If You are in vehicle, stop it and stay inside. Discuss with your family where do you meet and what to do in case one of them are out of home at impact time. Always be ready for aftershocks! This is what always make additional high loses which can be avoided in most cases.
After shaking, stay calm and carefully check your surroundings, look for possible hazards by unstable objects, open electrical wires, broken glass, weakened building constructions and so on, if there are any possible concerns about leaks, close water, electric valves, check yourself for possible injuries. Again, be ready for aftershocks! If there are any objects which can fall and injury you in aftershocks, go away as soon as possible. Know possible places where you can go in case your own house become uninhabitable due damage, leaving visible message with information to people who can search for you is a must in such case.