I’ve spent quite a bit of time working in the home based security industry. I started out as a security guard, and then a security guard trainer, and then I coached for many years at a small online school that instructs home security. I have a great deal of survival tips that I’m willing to share with you here. Hopefully, this will help you prepare for whatever disaster or emergency may come your way. In all honesty, I’d like to see you prepare for any disaster – not just natural disasters, but also terrorist attacks, flu outbreaks, or worse.
The WFH Mullet and Other Work-From-Home Survival Guide are certainly one of the best survival guides available. It’s very easy to read, complete, and easy to understand. If you have some basic knowledge of first aid and safety, you’ll find this guide helpful. The first thing you need to do when preparing for emergencies at home is to get a survival kit.
It doesn’t matter what kind of first aid kit you want but make sure it contains all the essential items. These should include Band-Aids, aspirin, cotton balls, tweezers, scissors, tweezer, sterile gauze, and so on. Some of the items may be optional, but they are extremely useful if you ever find yourself in a situation where you aren’t fully equipped. One of my most valuable survival tips for the home includes getting a stocked first aid kit because I know that I can immediately provide help, instead of waiting for the help to arrive.
Another important survival tip for the home is to avoid putting any of your valuables on top of your bed or anywhere near your head in case there is an emergency. For example, consider placing your computer monitor against a door frame to keep it out of reach of children. Also, I don’t recommend putting your television or any other valuable electronics on top of your bed for the same reason. Your goal should be to prevent any possibility of your valuables from becoming lost or damaged.
Another simple way to prevent losing valuable items in a disaster is to have a reliable backup plan. This means developing a “bunker” for storing supplies in that can easily be accessed in the event of a disaster. Again, this is an area where you should place items that are easy to replace, such as batteries for your smoke alarm. The sooner you develop a plan for storing food and water, the better prepared you will be should disaster strike. In addition, don’t forget your flashlights, and other items in case of emergency.
The final section of this Survival Guide to the Home covers planning for other types of emergencies, such as power outages. Again, the purpose of this section is to ensure that you have at least one hour of electricity available should your home be affected by a power outage. You will also need to have one hour of battery backup power available for your personal electronics, including any cordless phone. Again, make sure that you don’t leave your laptop in a dark, quiet room, as laptops tend to draw a lot of electricity.
One other item that you should include in your emergency kit is water purification tablets. Water purification tablets can help to filter water that might be difficult to drink if you do not have a clean water supply. The same goes for bottled water, as drinking untreated tap water can be just as harmful to your health as drinking from a bottle. The same goes for coffee, tea, and other beverages, as they can contain chemicals that are harmful to your health if contaminated. As long as you plan to consume these items, it is not a bad idea to include them in your emergency preparedness supplies.
If you do not already have a disaster kit, then it is time to start looking into what you need. It is also a good idea to read about some disaster prep techniques, such as what to do in case of hurricanes or tornadoes. This will help you be better prepared should a disaster strike, as it will help you avoid expensive mistakes. Keep in mind that a disaster can strike any day, so make sure that you are well prepared to deal with it when it does.