Episode 196 – Preparedness Questions Part 2

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:

See Episode 195 for part 1 of these Preparedness Questions.

Medical

  1. Can you set a broken bone?
  2. Do you know how to control bleeding?
  3. Can you perform CPR?
  4. Do you know how to establish an airway?
  5. Can you help someone who’s having a seizure?
  6. Can you treat a snake bite?
  7. Can you help deliver a baby?
  8. Can you perform the Heimlich Maneuver?
  9. Can you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack?
  10. Can you cleanse and dress a wound?
  11. Can you recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and stroke?
  12. Does anyone in your household require prescription medicine?  What will you do if you cannot get any refills?
  13. Do you know how to treat for shock?
  14. Do you have an extensive first-aid or medical kit?

Energy

  1. Do you have battery-powered items?
  2. Do you know how long each item lasts on one set of batteries?
  3. Do you have spare batteries?
  4. Have you made a list of everything using batteries that you’ll want to use in an emergency?
  5. Do you know what size battery each item needs and how many?
  6. Do you have rechargeable batteries?
  7. Do you have an alternative method of recharging them?

Defense

  1. How will you defend yourself against criminals and thugs?
  2. Have you hardened your home to everyday crime?
  3. Have you constructed a defense plan?
  4. Does every responsible adult in your home know your defense plan?
  5. Are you prepared to take another person’s life in defense of your own or your family’s?

If you own firearms

  1. Does every responsible adult know how to safely and effectively handle firearms?
  2. Does every responsible adult in your home know how to shoot?
  3. Do you have enough ammunition to last for a protracted period of time?
  4. Do you have cleaning supplies?
  5. Do you have a sling or a holster for every firearm?
  6. Do you spare parts for every firearm?

Miscellaneous

  1. What will you use for a light source?
  2. Do you have durable clothes, including cold weather clothes?
  3. How will you wash your clothes?
  4. Do you have comfortable walking shoes or boots?
  5. How will you keep in touch with others?
  6. How will you will heat your home, or otherwise stay warm?
  7. How will you pay your bills if you’re laid off, even temporarily?
  8. How will you make repairs to your home or vehicle?
  9. If you wear glasses, do you have an extra pair?
  10. How many fire extinguishers do you have?
  11. Do you have pets?  What are their needs?
  12. Do you have alternative plans or backup plans in case your primary preparations fail?
  13. How will you pay for things when cash is no longer accepted?
  14. 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:

  1. Where will you go?
  2. What will you use for shelter?
  3. How will you keep yourself warm and dry?
  4. What will you sleep on?
  5. How will you carry your supplies?
  6. How will you travel?
  7. Do you have a map of the area around your home and the location where you want to relocate?
  8. 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.

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