THE SENSICAL SOCIETY!
BE PREPARED! The Sensical Society is about everything in life. And one very practical thing is to be prepared for big and small emergencies alike.
EMERGENCY CHECKLISTS (work-in-progress, FEEDBACK welcomed)
1. FIRST AID (click)
2. SURVIVAL SKILLS (click)
3. CHECKLIST: CARRY BAG OR PURSE
ID ( always carry ID in case you are knocked unconscious, suffer stroke, etc..) ID for health emergency medical info (allergies, etc.) keys money and credit card phone & charger handkerchief (2) bandages or cloth wrap plantain powder (antibiotic and stops bleeding) water bottle dried food snack cloth shopping bag whistle for help safety scissors Swiss Army knife or similar device pepper spray - https://www.instructables.com/Homemade-pepper-spray/ (have no idea if this works)
break stick in case of a pit bull attack (from personal experience)
4. CHECKLIST: CAR
"auto escape tool" if trapped in car full tank of gas
cell phone and car charger family & emergency phone numbers (on paper & on cell), including auto insurance provider & towing company fire extinguisher tool kit and/or a multipurpose utility tool, including duct tape, & compass water for car and people windshield washer fluid flashlight & extra batteries properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, and tripod jack jumper cables first aid kit with powdered 'plantain', cotton wrap, tape, bandages, scissors, & tweezers flares, plus reflective triangles for car and vest for you. rain poncho blanket warm clothing cat litter for traction in snow snow brush & shovel in the event of getting stuck in a snow storm make sure the car exhaust pipe is clear of snow - https://matadornetwork.com/read/navy-seal-tips-blizzard nonperishable, high-energy foods, such as unsalted nuts, dried fruits, dried meats, dried herbs (tea bags) hard candy, crackers, & cookies
5. CHECKLIST: DISASTER - NATURAL OR MAN-MADE
PREPARE BEFORE a "getaway bag" with copies of important documents, passwords, contact info, phone, charger, food, clothing, medicine, etc.
PLAN AFTER an escape from a disaster (fire, flood, etc.) where you will meet with your family members or room mates.
STORE sufficient food, water, and medicine (including dried medicinal herbs) for 3 weeks at least
water collection equipment (don't forget to boil water)
water purification tablets (also can use cilantro and goutweed to filter out heavy metals) ENERGY LOSS: alternative heating/energy supply to last 3 weeks at least: - propane heaters & tanks (to boil water for cooking) - generator, particularly for places that experience frequent natural disasters
- solar & wind energy access
COLD WEATHER - NO HEAT: - establish a small space, tent, bathroom, or room to gather where body heat from people and pets will help keep everyone warmer - silk, wools, furs, & skins are best for cold weather. Warmest wool is alpaca and angora. Wool can also be felted to keep you even warmer. HOT WEATHER - NO AIR CONDITIONING: - Infants and old people are particularly vulnerable to hot weather - Open the windows. Do NOT use fans in a closed hot house. You'll bake yourself to death. It creates a convection oven effect. - basements are usually the coolest place in the house. - eat salty food and drinks to keep hydrated. Drinking plain water will dehydrate you. - coolest fabric is cotton & linen - take off shoes & socks - soak feet in cold water
- take cool showers
- keep hair wet TORNADOS: - know where to go in a tornado - https://www.osha.gov/tornado/preparedness - stay away from windows and doors - interior room and put protection over you to protect from falling debris - if you go into the basement have survival and communications equipment there because the building could collapse on top of you. - in car: If no sturdy shelter is nearby, getting low in a ditch. Highway overpasses are one of the worst places to take shelter during tornadoes, as the constricted space can be subject to increased wind speed and funneling of debris underneath the overpass.
Also government websites with helpful information - https://www.ready.gov & https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/residents/be-prepared.page
6. CHECKLIST: FIRE PREVENTION, EXTINGUISH, & ESCAPE
EXTINGUISH FIRES: In general, cover or smother fires - that denies the fire oxygen to spread For oil, gas, & chemical fires - do NOT use water ESCAPE FIRES: Install a collapsible escape ladder on every floor above 1st floor (or a rope with knots) Put a fire extinguisher on every floor
on every floor install a smoke detector
‘expandable garden hose’ can be attached to the plumbing beneath sinks PREVENT FIRES: do not keep appliances plugged in, such as hair dryers and toasters do not smoke inside don't leave a stove unattended keep clear the area around stoves, fireplaces, space heaters, and the furnace