Survivalist planing is a plan that families can make to be self-reliant in the event of a major disaster. It’s important to be prepared because during a time of crisis, you don’t want to have to scramble to stay alive.
When disasters occur, normal routines get interrupted. That means food items are delayed on their way to the grocery stores. There can be widespread outages of food and other necessities such as water and medication.
Before a disaster strikes, if people know it’s coming, such as a storm, you’ll often see news images of empty grocery shelves. That’s because people who didn’t plan ahead are now rushing out in an effort to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
At best, this made rush will only result in a few days’ worth of supplies. If there are long term electricity outages (as we’ve seen in the aftermath of major hurricanes), it can be difficult for people to get out or in.
You’ll need a way to compensate for electricity outages. Look at what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Citizens who weren’t stranded by the rising waters were stranded because they didn’t have the gas to get out of town and none of the gas stations were working.
You don’t want to put off preparing because a crisis can hit at any moment. You’ll want to be prepared in the following areas: food, water, shelter, medical needs, safety, money, and gas.