Over the past decade there has been a major shift from people living in the country to people living in towns and cities.
When people lived in the country they had access to resources such as food, fresh water, and heating. These resources were readily available and all that was required was for the person to go out and harvest them. Their livelihood came from the land with their lives centred around country living.
The ideal place to live is still in the country but most people by circumstances or by choice now live in the towns or cities.
Now that people have moved into the towns and cities, the resources that were once harvested directly from the land are obtained from resources transported into the city in limited quantities. People go to the supermarkets to buy their food, they turn the tap on for their water, or switch the power on to heat up their homes. Most of us now depend on the city for our livelihood. Our lives are centred around the city.
So what would happen in the event where there is a breakdown in social order, an earthquake, a Tsunamis or a volcanic eruption to name a few, where vital resources were not available or had run out? What do you do then?
In the event of a crisis, have you prepared by storing essential resources that will get you through the first 72 hours and maybe longer? Do you know when to leave and if you need to leave do you have a plan?
As more and more disasters and emergency situations become more common it is essential to prepare for these emergencies. The past has shown us that we cannot rely on essential services. In most cases you will be alone for not only the first three days (72 hours) but anything up to 2 weeks.
What will you do during this time?
This makes it very important that you prepare. You need to look after your loved ones and yourself during this period and the best way to do this is by starting with an emergency plan.