Help. What do I need to do to protect my family of four in the event of civil unrest or a natural disaster?
June 2, 2012 in Preparedness
Hey fellow Infowarriors!
I live in New England. Last October, we had a nor’easter (snowstorm Alfred) that took down the power grid. Hundreds of thousands of people were without power and many gas stations were unable to get deliveries so, connecting the dots, delivery trucks were unable to fuel up in gas stations without power. THEY HAVE GASOLINE, it’s kind of idiotic for them not to have a generator… Many grocery stores got their shelves wiped out. Some of them did not even have power. The power company, Northeast Utilities is all about pleasing the shareholders versus the customers. I listened to the testimony from former and current employees and they talked about how the prospectus BRAGGED about them being cheap bastards. They could have made infrastructure improvements but you know, the CEO needs his millions because he’s so talented and wonderful!
So far, I’ve got several bottles of Spring water put aside. We have some nonperishable food but probably nowhere near enough. We have flashlights and candles and plenty of blankets. I am also planning on getting a battery-powered radio and getting a Ham Radio license. Being without the internet messed with my mind. I did not realize how addicted and dependent I’ve become!
Unfortunately, I cannot afford a generator. I’m working on saving the money to buy one. It’s a goal of mine. Does anyone know which generator model is affordable but effective?
Would someone mind giving me the broad strokes of how to really prepare for civil unrest or a natural disaster. What should I do? What things do I need? How do I prepare on a shoe-string budget? To be honest, I live paycheck to paycheck. I am the patriarch of my family of four (my wife, daughter and son) so it is my responsibility to care for them and protect them to the best of my ability! That’s my obligation. I’d do anything including catch a bullet for them.
Thank you very much in advance for your advice and help…