THE SENSICAL SOCIETY!
BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES!
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
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
4. 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
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