The saying goes, “Hell hath no fury like a women scorned.” Looks like someone in Japan really ticked off Mother Nature then, hey? Earthquake, aftershocks, tsunami, and now nuclear reactors going haywire. Surely Godzilla can’t be far behind.
Here’s what a real bug out situation can look like.
People make their way among the debris from destroyed homes after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo
Folks here in the US, and really around the world too, should consider this a wake up call. Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Could be local, could be massive. A couple days worth of food and supplies is a good start, but it is only a start. Don’t get complacent. Keep at it, do something every day toward your prepping.
This past weekend was Daylight Savings. In addition to changing your clocks and checking smoke detector batteries, you probably should have inspected all your different emergency kits. Look for expired food, rotate your water, test all the batteries. If you didn’t do that this weekend, do it right now.
With many emergencies, we get some sort of warning. If a blizzard is on the way, we know about it a day or two beforehand. Hurricanes we hear about a week or more ahead of time. We’ve grown accustomed to having that lead time to grab a few last minute things or, depending on the emergency, use the time to get our butts elsewhere.
But, what if you didn’t have that advance warning? Would you be prepared if something happened RIGHT NOW?