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August 02, 2022
The most important basic survival need in times of crisis is shelter. Even in the wilderness, your order of importance for the basic needs would be shelter followed by water and then food.
Shelter is extremely important because it protects you from the elements. You need to be somewhere safe where the winds and other threats will not get to you.
Hyperthermia, hypothermia, and other health issues can crop up if you’re out in the open exposed to the heat and cold. Not to mention falling branches, flying projectiles or even lightning if you’re outdoors when a storm is on the way.
The threats listed above are just a few of the many out there. In order to get your home/shelter ‘survival ready’, you need to focus on 3 points:
What types of threats are you most likely to face?
If you live in an area that might be susceptible to earthquakes, you’ll need to prepare for those first. If it’s hurricane prone, then your plan needs to focus on making your home ready to handle strong winds.
Is your home strong enough?
You’ll need to assess the construction of your house. Is it made of sturdy material? Wood? Bricks? Metal? Are there any vulnerabilities? A roof that’s not well-secured may be ripped off during a hurricane leaving you exposed. You’ll need to fix it quick.
What’s the proximity?
This is a tough question to answer because disasters can be unpredictable. But knowing the geography of the area will allow you to know if you’re in the path of a flood? Or are you on elevated ground? Is there any natural protection? Are you close to medical help or miles away?
All these questions will provide you with answers that will help you plan your next course of action. To get the right answers, you must ask the right questions.
We’ll cover this in more detail in the next blog post.
To learn more survival strategies, go to SgtChuck.com for a free download of “Sgt Chuck’s Ultimate Survival Guide”.
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Today's Tip 1 is about the importance of having your family practice your survival plan.
Tip 2 is to not obsess about bugging out. When possible the best place to weather a disaster is in your home.