This is Toby Nelson at DisasterPastor.com. Most of the time life is going well for you and me and our loved ones. Since disasters can happen suddenly, prepare to shelter in place.
Our first task is to find the safest place in our home. Hopefully it a bathroom because it has two big advantages: water and a toilet. Wherever we shelter in place we will want to have two boxes nearby: one is for food (which we will show in another video); the other is for essential tools. Get a sturdy box with handles like a 10 gallon plastic tub with a sealable top
Essential tools we want will include are:
Plastic dinner plates for each person including a cup, fork, spoon, knife.
Hand crank can opener, a knife and pliers to turn off a leaky gas line. If you cannot smell leaking gas do not shut it off.
Have a marker or pencil and paper to leave messages.
We will want several candles with matches; better add an LED flashlight.
Our medications should be sealed in a zip lock plastic bag and changed every six months. When a disaster strikes people may get hurt so include a first aid kit.
Have soap for washing our hands and dishes; sanitizer wipes for washing our face and body.
Remember your toothbrush and tooth paste.
We will need a gallon a day per person. Get like a Britta water filtering process to purify a water supply. Remember there is water in our water heater and pipes.
If we don’t have access to a toilet then get a five gallon bucket with several rolls of toilet paper and trash bags to hold the waste.
Have a radio with fresh batteries to get the latest news
Consider how you might defend yourself and your loved ones.
We will need a non-electric cooker, like a Coleman single burner stove. Make sure it is ventilated when we use it. Sterno cans and chemical heaters work well. Practice using them ahead of time.
We will want a pot for boiling water and cooking.
To pass the time, include a deck of cards, board games and books to read. Two books worth reading are the Bible (which has a lot of disasters) and The Preppers’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness by Jim Cobb.
Keep this box near an entrance so we can retrieve it even if the building collapses.
If we prepare, we will survive. Life will eventually return to normal, maybe a new normal but we will survive. Enjoy other videos at DisasterPastor.com.