As the saying goes: The Best Offense is a Good Defense. But Preparing a good defense can be a lot of work and planning. Where does one even start when threats and possible calamities lurk around every corner all day, every day? Start with a calendar. Specifically, start with the Ready.gov 2017 Preparedness Calendar.
The 2016 election season is a perfect time to remind everyone that no matter what you believe in or who you root for, you should hope for the best and expect the worst. At the very least we should be prepared for the worst.
The worst might be anything from global warming, a puritanical apocalypse, anarchy, corporate oligarchy, a coup, or Zoopacolypse… at this point, it could be literally anything. While all things are possible, some things are likely– inevitable even. It will show and be cold this winter, fireworks will go off this year, California will catch on fire and a tornado or hurricane will do some level of damage to the Gulf area.
New Year’s Resolution: Follow the Ready.gov 2017 Preparedness Calendar to keep from being overwhelmed and underprepared for TEOTWAWKI.
The 2017 National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar & key messages provides you with content to promote preparedness all year. While FEMA suggests the below content to promote, please feel free to adapt topics to your local area and use this calendar as a guide only.
- Make a family emergency communication plan and include your pets.
- Identify an out of town emergency contact to coordinate information with family/friends.
- Check on neighbors.
- Keep an emergency kit wherever you spend time: home, car, work etc.
- Download the FEMA App and set up local alerts
- Listen to local officials by radio, TV, or social media and take action.
- Practice your preparedness plans with a drill or exercise.
- Take a first aid class so you can help until first responders arrive
Whatever fresh Hell awaits, we can rest easy in our fortified homes and know that by 2018 we’ll be prepared for nearly anything.