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I Would Like to Know If You Are Prepared For An Emergency

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    New Madrid Fault Line--earthquake!

    I live near (or on) one of the most troublesome central American fault lines... the New MAdrid. The last earthquake from it resulted in the Mississippi River rerouting and running backwards! Some experts say the next quake will be MORE intense! Whether it is much worse or...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    In An Airplane.

    Your seat cushion becomes a floaty-device upon chance the plane coasts safely into welcoming waves. Simply secure the seat-belt around your body, kick your legs up in an SOS position, and bob comfortably until help arrives.
    wonderlust wonderlust 26-30, F Jan 21, 2008

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    Just the 'basics'

    Well....I have a fairly well stocked first aid kit, and the skills to handle most minor injuries.  I have enough drinking water stored for 2 people to last about a week--after that we could always take the cap off the well and lift water out by hand if the electric was out...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    Knowledge

    I am prepared. I love my home and the place that it sits on. I have a natural spring on my property meaning good clean water. As well I have my own garden in which I can my food. I have bug out bags for my home car and to leave my house. I know how to hunt, trap, and gather...
    Brenton8Sumters Brenton8Sumters 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I Wrote On This Already.........

    No, I am not ready for an emergency. I have nothing, if any type of natural disaster happens. Hurricane, tornado, server t~storm, earth quakes....you name it!
    123ct 123ct 36-40, F 8 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Yes - Both Kinds

    I divide the concept of "emergency" into two categories.  The first is cataclysmic.  This includes such things as meteors, floods, and another political administration headed by anyone named Bush.  I have prepared for this by having a fabulous and...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 9 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    No.

    No, I'm not. :P Possible emergencies that I am not prepared for (people of a nervous or neurotic disposition should probably stop reading now :) ): Flash Flood/Tsunami Earthquake House Fire Bushfire Tornado/Hurricane Lightening strike Prolonged Power failures...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 19 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    Better Safe Then Sorry

    Hello! I have a $200 first aid kit that has never been used but when I am doing chain saw work the comfort I get knowing its close by is priceless. We also try to keep enough food, water, candles, batteries, est. to last a month. There is only one power supply on Vancouver...
    Nanoose Nanoose 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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    I Have to Be

    i have to be prepared for an emergency as my son has very bad asthma and if he has an attack, i have to be ready to go. clothes, nappies, toys as he can be in hospital for days, and the hospital is an hour from our home. if i wasnt prepared my son might die, while i was trying...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F May 1, 2008

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    I attended a disaster preparedness program

    which was designed for medics and doctors. my country (Philippines) is a disaster prone area as this country's location is a "typhoon belt", just a lot of natural and man made disasters happening here. It's VERY important to learn about first aid and survival in different...
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    72 Hour Kit

    I maintain a 3 day supply of clothing (seasonally appropriate) and easy long term storage food, and water plus flashlight with extra batteries as well as a hand crank radio. So yes I am ready for any emergency. I even have an Ac adapter in my van so that if power goes off I will...
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M May 1, 2008

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    Let's Play ;)

    you name the emergency, and i'll make up my current working-strategy. and......go!
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 16 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    I Dont Know.....

    does having a phone and the mental capacity to dial 9-1-1 make me qualify as being prepared.... dude, i dont even have bandaids in my house right now
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    Absolutely...

    Positively.. Always ready. FOR ACCTTTIIIOOONNN. I was, um, raised this way. It's been drilled into me to be ready for the apocalyse. *laugh*
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    I Am Prepared For An Emergency

    I have warm clothes on, I check the weather periodically before I go outside, I have smoke alarms in my house. I have a co detector as well.
    Peter123 Peter123 46-50, M Dec 7, 2010

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    Sure...I Think

    Um...yes. I am. I know where the torch is, should there be a power failure. I know where the door is, and any other possibly exits, such as the living room window. But one hopes something won't become that desperate!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 21, 2008

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