More and more people are finding it necessary to actual face the facts of having to plan for a disaster within or around their community in which they live. This disaster could be either man made such as terrorism or rioting - or natural such as a tornado or hurricane.

While it is doubtful that any devised plan will actually be needed to put in place – it is comforting and helps relieve some of the stress if a family actually does sit down and devise an action plan that the entire family can contribute to and is aware of in case of an actual disaster occurring. Knowing what to do when a disaster strikes prevents you from having to think of a plan when an actual crisis is on top of you when you may not be able to make the best decisions in your family’s best interest.

Listed below are four survival tips to help you get started about thinking about your own personal survival preparation.

Survival Tip #1. Be prepared. OK – this might sound a bit cliché, but it must be said because many families are not prepared. Always be ready for any situation or calamity that may require a heightened level of response or action from you and your family.

Survival Tip #2. Purchase an emergency preparedness kit that is dedicated to a crisis and not for every day use. This is a great idea and will get you through most emergencies with the medical supplies found within most kits.

Survival Tip #3. If your geographic location is prone to a specific type of natural disaster such as hurricanes, tornados or flooding you should make sure that you plan for everything that will be needed if you find yourself in the middle of such a weather disaster as above.

Survival Tip #4. Inspect your home carefully. Getting to know the ins and outs of your own home is one of the primary points to cover when considering emergency preparation. Know how to shut off all utilities quickly and safely if the need arrives. Know what exits are the safest to use for a home evacuation. Knowing what room in your house is the safest spot to locate to when riding out a severe weather situation such as a tornado or hurricane.

These are only a few points to consider when drafting a home disaster plan. There are many other ideas and points to cover. Getting your family involved in developing your own survival pan is a good idea so each member will know what to do the next time disaster strikes.

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