Basic Lesson Number 03 Major Disaster Categories

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  1. GARY R MOSIER

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    Basic Lesson Number 03 Major Disaster Categories

    Below is a general listing of disasters, we can expect to see in our life times. Some we will experience on a personal level, and some will be as an observer. No matter what level you are involved, we all need to take away impressions, and ideas to prevent the damage and loss of life we see in today's news.

    Catastrophes and their aftermath are never predictable, but having appropriate gear on hand serves as preparation for possible living conditions in the future.


    1. Economic Collapse

    - Individual
    - Business
    - Regional
    - National


    2. Medical Disasters

    - Family
    - Region
    - Pandemic
    - Genetic accident


    3. Natural Disasters

    - Storms
    - Flooding
    - Earthquakes
    - Wild Fires
    - Volcano
    - Solar Flare (EMP)


    4. Man Made

    - Chemical Spills
    - War
    - Fires
    - Civil Disorder
    - Collapse of Government
    - EMP

    5. Nuclear Disaster (Note 1)

    - Bombs/Devices
    - Plant Radiation Leaks
    - EMP Bombs/devices


    Note (1)

    Nuclear Disasters are a separate category, due to the unique effect of radiation, blast, and amount of destruction.


    Additional Information:

    1. Emergencies vary in scope; from natural, to chemical disasters, to mass economical collapse. Yet, when it comes to preparing for such doomsday scenarios, emergency preparedness supplies are similar. A large disaster like Hurricane Katrina could cause additional disasters like a regional pandemic, or economic collapse.


    2. Shelter is a primary concern to maintain your family's health and security. Without shelter you could become very sick unto death due to moisture, cold, and heat all of which the human body needs protection from. This can happen with 4 hours of exposure. If your shelter is threaten then you must prepare ahead of time plans to bug-out to another location.


    3. Water is the second concern: At a minimum of 3 gallons per day, per person. This is as a survival role. Normally we use between 60-120 gallons per day per person in our homes. Water needs to be stored, purified and filtered, to remove the bacteria, germs, and chemicals that exist in most fresh water sources found in the US today. Without a supply of fresh water you will die within 3 days.


    4. Food is a separate component: You need to have a secured source of food. It comes in various forms; Freeze dried, Fresh, Canned, MRE's, Concentrated Food Rations, Store Packaged. These various prepared foods can have a shelf live of over 25 years.


    5. Fire/heat is required once your shelter is established. You need it for cooking, pasteurizing water, personal hygiene, etc. Always have 2 different ways to produce fire at your shelter and carry it with you while traveling.


    6. A medical kit must be include: All the supplies and equipment, you need; to maintain your family's health for the foreseeable future. A purchased kit is a good start, but must be expanded.


    7. Security of your shelter, family members: All the supplies you have had the forethought, to procure must be protected. Proper weapons and training should not be an after thought.


    8. A combination of two or more events; could cause the break down of society as we know it today. A Solar flare could cause the total disruption of our power grid world wide for years. Are you prepared to live as your great great grand parents did at the turn of the century?


    9. Some disasters allow time to prepare ; for them before hand. Example is the Mexico Flu that hit the world as a pandemic back a few years ago. The News programs started with a few stories about this strain of flu until it was the number one story both nationally and locally.
     
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  2. Overwatch

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    very well put. that sums it all up. how we handle each also is determined by proximity to the event.
    #8 Canada has been working on that for years and now has underground cables and insulators in place . Not everything gets fried. If its not plugged in you got half a chance. If it doesn't have IC chips the chance is better. One other truth. Intensity of the EMP. or flair. and effected region. For example a flair last just min. or hours . If USA is in night we are all good.. An emp doesnt just have EMP the bomb will also have Xrays and Micro wave bands as well. This is not often concidered because the bom is local to 3 to 10 miles. Undergound in concreat is safe in many cases. I got a list.
     
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    on the water you can do 1 gallon easy in temps below 80. Ive don it. However 2 or 3 weeks of thatand your kidneys will give you stones a year latter as payment
     
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  4. Pragmatist

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    Good morning all,

    Wasn't living here in 2016 when Member posted Basic 3 - Disaster Cats.

    Much not correct.

    Some catastrophes and their aftermath ARE predictable. We're going through one "rat now".

    Accepting that Forum Member Gary is not an American, there's better currently in use words instead of "pasteurized" water.

    Re 6.; All needed medical supplies are not available; Some RX pharma is not even available to our M.D. for purchase for our NGO.

    Re 7.; Shelter security is less weapons and more so multiple perimeter layers with strong and cordial relationship with area's LE orgs.

    Here, much of the power grid is hardened and we still experience traffic delays for current finalizing projects. The military already have their own off national grid power arrangements.
     
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  5. lonewolf

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    I think 3 gallons of water per person per day is a bit excessive, if some one lives in a hot climate then maybe, but a mild climate like here the minimum suggested is half a gallon per person per day, I tend to over estimate so I allow 1 gallon per person per day, even that is 730 gallons per year for 2 people so you better have a good reliable water source nearby.
    as for stored food, storage can be a problem in modern British houses for instance we don't (unless you have a large Victorian house in a city) have houses with basements-how I envy my late Canadian uncle in that respect, and even general storage is limited to under stairs and the odd cupboard , and most houses don't even have a utility room much less a larder, so you have to be a bit creative when it comes to finding somewhere to store your canned and boxed goods.
     
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