The Practical Prepper

Practical Tips for Preparing for the Worst


When you think about preparing for survival, the first thing that comes to mind may be people disguising themselves as survivors waiting for the world to end. This is not the case. Preppers are everywhere and they are every day people who are doing the responsible thing for their families. They keep food supplies and other emergency equipment to help citizens in case an emergency happens.

Some of the common tragedies that are foreseen include forest fires, tornadoes and hurricanes. The magnitude of these disasters can be so much that people might even be evacuated. They understand that these disasters can pose serious national consequences for both the government and the citizens. For this reason, it is a good idea to have stocks of groceries and other foods in the event that a disaster befalls the nation.

When it comes to getting ready for a disaster, first aid should be a primary concern. It is important to have a working knowledge of what it will take to take care of yourself and your family, should an emergency situation arise.

First aid refreshers for strains and sprains

One common injury is a  soft tissue injury resulting from either accidental twist or repetitive motion. The damage can sometimes be serious leading to some grave health problems.  You must be able to correctly identify the nature of the problem and the part of the body that has been affected.

Sprains occur when tissues are overworked resulting to some serious damage and strains on the other hand occur when muscles get detached from each other. Pain is a major indicator that there is a problem in muscle ligaments. This can result from traumatic injury and in that case the tissues should be relaxed and left to heal and rejuvenate.  The RICE method is the very best treatment when it comes to strains and sprains. If a sprain or strain occurs, be sure to rest, ice, compress the injury and elevate the injured area.

Home survival emergency tips

Emergencies happen when we least expect them leaving us with little or no room to prepare. However, there are some survival measures that can be taken so that you will be prepared. Many people deem it necessary to have a 3 month supply of food available for the entire family. This  may include include powdered milk, canned goods and boxed vegetables.

It’s a good idea to keep a stock of over the counter medications on hand for emergencies. You should maintain extra supply of medicines and contact healthcare providers in advance for more prescriptions. Have enough options to fall back to when emergencies happen so that you can take care of your family and also be good to your neighbors.

If you want to survive an emergency, then you must prepare in advance. Adequate preparation will help you to avoid panic and keep your family safe from harm.

What simple and practical steps have you taken to be prepared for an emergency?

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