Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hurricane Coming...

Are Your Prepared?
Do you have the essentials needed to survive without any electricity for the next 5 days? How about food, water, medicines, first aid materials? Do you have flashlights, batteries, candles, or a portable radio?

Is your family ready, or are you the ones who will be sitting on top of your house waiting for the government to come along and rescue you? Think about it! You can't rely on the government for much of anything - especially during a real emergency.

EXAMPLE: Hurricane Katrina. Hundreds of people died. Many were waiting for assistance that never came. Now they're dead.

Barter Items
So you can't have a stockpile of everything. No, but you should have the basic essentials required to live 3-5 days on-hand for every person in the family. If you don't, you may find yourself in BIG trouble. What are you thinking?

That's why you should have a few items on-hand that you can use to barter. If you need something that someone else has, money won't get it for you. You need to have several items that your fellow man would like and need during such emergencies.

Here is a brief list:

  • Honey (energy or food source)
  • Aspirin (pain killer)
  • TP (toilet paper)
  • Whiskey or Vodka (sedative, anesthetic, & narcotic)
  • Fresh Eggs (food supply)
  • Garden Food (ditto)
  • Hand Cream (& various first aid items)
  • Socks (several pairs)
  • Fuel (gasoline, propane cylinders, alcohol)
  • Batteries (rechargeable, alkaline, & battery charger)
  • Candles/matches (light source)
  • Silver/Gold Coins (Only in small quantities)

Don't Be Stupid
Granted this list is missing several other items that could be used as barter materials like ammunition (which could be used against you and your family). The ones listed will certainly come in handy. Get prepared for an emergency. Discuss emergency plans with your family. Know what to do, where to go, and where to meet.

Don't be the foolish ones who become "victims."

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