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CHECKLISTS: BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES! (work-in-progress, FEEDBACK welcomed)
 

1. FIRST AID (click)

2. CHECKLIST: CARRY BAG OR PURSE

   ID ( always carry ID in case you are knocked unconscious, suffer stroke, etc..)
   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
   canvass shopping bag
   whistle for help
   Swiss Army knife
   pepper spray
 

       break stick in case of a pit bull attack


3. 
CHECKLIST: CAR

   full tank
 

 printed maps

   cell phone and car charger
   family & emergency phone numbers (on paper & on cell), including auto insurance provider & towing company
   auto escape tool
   fire extinguisher
   jumper cables
   windshield washer fluid
   tool kit and/or a multipurpose utility tool, including duct tape, & compass
   water for car and people
   flashlight & extra batteries
   properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, and tripod jack
   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


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. CHECKLIST: DISASTER - NATURAL OR MAN-MADE  

Also government websites with helpful information - https://www.ready.gov & https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/residents/be-prepared.page

 

 PLAN AFTER an escape from a disaster (fire, flood, etc.) where you will meet with your family members or room mates. Have on hand a printed list of  important phone numbers. Do not rely on your cell phone for access to that information.

   PREPARE BEFORE a "getaway bag" with copies of important documents, passwords, & contact info, phone, food, clothing, medicine, etc.
   STORE sufficient food, water, and medicine (including dried medicinal herbs) for 3 weeks at least
 

 tent

 

 sleeping bag

 

 rain poncho

 

 water collection equipment (don't forget to boil water)

   water purification tablets (also can use cilantro and goutweed to filter out heavy metals)
   rice flour or starch - mix with water to stop diarrhea
   
   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
   - wools, furs, & skins for cold weather. Best warm wool is alpaca and angora for undergarments, scarfs, & sweaters. 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
   - In car: If no sturdy shelter is nearby, getting low in a ditch is the next best option. 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
   - Interior room and put protection from falling debris, stay away from windows and doors
   - if you go into the basement have survival and communications equipment there because the building could collapse on top of you.


5. CHECKLIST: FIRE PREVENTION, EXTINGUISH, & ESCAPE

   In general, cover or smother fires - that denies the fire oxygen to spread
   For oil, gas, & chemical fires - do NOT use water
   install an escape ladder for second floor and up
   on every floor have a fire extinguisher
   ‘expandable garden hose’ can be attached beneath sinks
 

 on every floor install a smoke detector

   do not keep appliances plugged, such as hair dryers and toasters
   keep clear the area around the furnace