YOUR EMERGENCY GO BAG
The BC Government has an emergency go bag checklist to aid in setting up your kit and that every person’s needs are unique.
For example, the expiration dates on medications should be checked at least once a year.
For additional security, insert a laminated map showing the Plan A muster point gathering place and a back-up Plan B muster point if the first spot is compromised.
Remember to keep a physical map as you may not be able to rely on any electronics such as GPS for directions.
Carry a marker or pen and paper to leave notes.
Practice emergency drills with your children so they know what to do and where to go.
EARTHQUAKE SAFETY QUIZ
Would you be ready if an earthquake hit today?
In this earthquake distribution map, you can see the frequency and magnitude of seismic events are concentrated along the Pacific coast.
Take this earthquake safety quiz to test your emergency response.
Here are the 12 items to include in your emergency survival kit.
Prepare the umbrella before it rains (Malay Proverb).
MAKE AN EMERGENCY PLAN
Emergency preparedness for every household is encouraged by the Government of Canada.
It takes about 20-minutes to create this 8-step online family emergency plan.
Additionally, cultivate key relationships with farmers, ranchers, or neighbors with property in outlying areas as a backup location.
Water is the most important resource during an emergency situation.
For example, do you know the locations of natural spring water in your area?
HOW TO FIND DRINKING WATER
A person can last up to 10-minutes without oxygen before irreversible brain death.
A person can survive up to a week without water in a comfortable environment; up to 3 days if under stressful or extreme conditions.
A person can last between 1 to 3 months without food but with water only; less without water.
In a crisis event, water is the single most important substance for immediate survival and should be included in every emergency survival kit.
Bottled water will run out and the priority turns to finding a source of potable water.
It is wise to know the locations of drinking water near you such as at FindASpring.org or with this British Columbia Groundwater Interactive Map. Thank you Chris Veale for helping me find these links. [note: find the closest location now while there is power, don’t wait until the emergency]
TOP EMERGENCY FOODS
FOODS FOR PLANNED & UNPLANNED EMERGENCIES
The top emergency foods to stockpile for an emergency is peanut butter, whole wheat crackers instead of bread, trail mixes, multigrain cereal, granola/power bars, dried fruits, canned protein, canned vegetables, canned soup/chili, dried pasta, electrolytes, powered milk, sugar, salt & pepper, multivitamins.
However, the foods to buy just before an emergency arrives (such as a hurricane) are fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, citrus, avocado, potatoes, squash, jerky, salami, sausage, pepperoni.
Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, and turnips take longer to spoil than cucumbers, berries, bananas, broccoli, and green beans.
Here is the 2023 Forbes vetted best emergency food supplies list.
WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?
Stability and Long-Term Wealth Building:
Real estate has a reputation for being a relatively stable investment over the long term. While there can be short-term fluctuations in the market, real estate values tend to be more resilient compared to other investments. Additionally, over time, real estate investments have the potential to build long-term wealth and provide financial security.
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