This is part two of the Preparedness Questions that I started with the last podcast. It’s good stuff, so I’ll just get to the questions:
- Can you set a broken bone?
- Do you know how to control bleeding?
- Can you perform CPR?
- Do you know how to establish an airway?
- Can you help someone who’s having a seizure?
- Can you treat a snake bite?
- Can you help deliver a baby?
- Can you perform the Heimlich Maneuver?
- Can you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack?
- Can you cleanse and dress a wound?
- Can you recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and stroke?
- Does anyone in your household require prescription medicine? What will you do if you cannot get any refills?
- Do you know how to treat for shock?
- Do you have an extensive first-aid or medical kit?
- Do you have battery-powered items?
- Do you know how long each item lasts on one set of batteries?
- Do you have spare batteries?
- Have you made a list of everything using batteries that you’ll want to use in an emergency?
- Do you know what size battery each item needs and how many?
- Do you have rechargeable batteries?
- Do you have an alternative method of recharging them?
- How will you defend yourself against criminals and thugs?
- Have you hardened your home to everyday crime?
- Have you constructed a defense plan?
- Does every responsible adult in your home know your defense plan?
- Are you prepared to take another person’s life in defense of your own or your family’s?
If you own firearms
- Does every responsible adult know how to safely and effectively handle firearms?
- Does every responsible adult in your home know how to shoot?
- Do you have enough ammunition to last for a protracted period of time?
- Do you have cleaning supplies?
- Do you have a sling or a holster for every firearm?
- Do you spare parts for every firearm?
- What will you use for a light source?
- Do you have durable clothes, including cold weather clothes?
- How will you wash your clothes?
- Do you have comfortable walking shoes or boots?
- How will you keep in touch with others?
- How will you will heat your home, or otherwise stay warm?
- How will you pay your bills if you’re laid off, even temporarily?
- How will you make repairs to your home or vehicle?
- If you wear glasses, do you have an extra pair?
- How many fire extinguishers do you have?
- Do you have pets? What are their needs?
- Do you have alternative plans or backup plans in case your primary preparations fail?
- How will you pay for things when cash is no longer accepted?
- Do you have barter items?
Now assume that your home is no longer safe to live in, and there is widespread disaster in your region. Ask yourself these additional questions:
- Where will you go?
- What will you use for shelter?
- How will you keep yourself warm and dry?
- What will you sleep on?
- How will you carry your supplies?
- How will you travel?
- Do you have a map of the area around your home and the location where you want to relocate?
- Do you have a compass?
BTW, I haven’t been posting to YouTube because it’s sort of a pain to make a video file just for audio only. However, I plan on updating the YouTube account soon, possibly this weekend.