Like me, I’m sure a lot of people who are preparing that take advantage of current events to focus on certain aspects of their preparedness planning. For example, the nuclear crisis we’re witnessing in Japan is a good reminder that we need to have radiation detection gear and potassium iodide. Some of you may be scrambling to buy these things now, in a sudden realization that you have a void area in your prep plan.
While omissions in your preparedness plan need to be taken care of, don’t get so caught up in a single event that you get blindsided by something else. There are a lot of things happening right now, make sure you’re keeping tabs on all of it. Don’t get too narrow focused.
You may have noticed that there has been a run on the purchasing of radiation meters and potassium iodide tablets. If these are things that you haven’t already thought of getting these before a radiation crisis, now isn’t the time to start looking. Hopefully, this crisis will pass without the need for them and you’ll be able to fill the hole in your preps in a couple of weeks or so. However, you should be looking into alternatives, just in case you do need them.
Take the opportunity to learn from this event, re-evaluate your preparedness plan and the gear and supplies you have on hand. Make plans to take care of getting the things you need as soon as you can, but don’t let yourself forget to keep an eye on the other issues that we’re facing.