Planning Basics

for Catastrophic Disasters



Medicines & Suppies
Camping Supplies
Hunting & Protection
Guides & Books
Food Water & Necessities


In the event the worst happens and the coastal areas severely flood destroying cities, homes, factories, etc., and leave millions of refugees and a complete collapse of our infrastructure occurs you would find yourself in the worst possible situations. That is when these emergency supplies would be of most value to you. You still have time, but if you start seeing the coastal cities beginning to get high water, it would be a good idea to stock up on emergency supplies in case the worst should happen. If you wait until everything collapses, it would be too late to obtain these supplies. 

There are also additional reasons for having these supplies. These supplies would come in handy during weather catastrophe's such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, etc. If you were trapped in a situation like Hurricane Katrina, how many of these emergency supplies would have come in handy?

All supplies should be stored in waterproof ziplock bags which float. You should also include multichamber inflatable rafts and oars. Enough to accommodate the number of people and your supplies. A catastrophic shift of the axis could create tsunami's large enough to flood entire continents so you need to be prepared for sudden flooding even if you are not in a flood zone.

  • Medicines & medical supplies

    • You need to think about what kinds of medicines and supplies you may need to survive if catastrophic flooding occurs. This applies whether you are a refugee from a coastal area or whether you are living inland where you would still be affected by limited or no access to medical or pharmaceutical services.

    • Things like bandages, ointments, antibacterial wound medications, antiseptics, alcohol, peroxide, cotton, elastic wrap bandaging, disinfectants, surgical soaps, surgical gloves, scissors, tweezers, chemical ice packs, burn kits, butterfly stitches, steri strips, medical tape, styptic products, splints, slings, snake bit kits, thermometers, blood pressure monitor (sphygmomanometer), temp fillings for dental problems, poison ivy applications, etc.

    • For OTC medicines, always have a couple big bottles of benadryl for severe allergic reactions, aspirin, Imodium, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, dental pain medicine, orabase, throat lozenges, cough suppressants, etc. (Don't stock liquids like cough syrup, etc. Liquids will spoil after about 6 months and could become toxic).

    • For prescription medicines, that can be a problem since medical insurance tends to limit your quantities. If you can store extra, be sure to rotate it to keep it fresh. For emergency situations such as catastrophic collapse of medical services where you are unable to get your medicines and you have no other alternative, it would be a good idea to buy a book on natural herbs and medicines as an emergency backup. There are natural herbs for things like blood pressure which can used in emergencies... such as garlic. At least this would provide ideas on alternative medicines and treatments.


  • Camping supplies

    • In the event you end up with no electricity or gas, you may want to have camping supplies like lanterns, cooking supplies, sleeping bags, water collection, water purification tablets, military food rations, tent if you are displaced, flashlights, flares, fire igniters, hunting knife, small portable radio for hearing emergency broadcasts, there are also radios which work on solar and manual wind up power. A cord of wood for your fireplace or wood burning stove, an ax, sharpening stone, 


  • Hunting & protection

    • Unfortunately, usually the people who go to the trouble to prepare and stock their homes for survival, end up being victimized by those people who scoffed at the idea and made no effort to plan for such a disaster. Those refugees will become marauding gangs who will steal and kill for the supplies, foods, water, shelter, etc. If such a catastrophe occurs, there will not be enough troops or law enforcement personnel available to protect the citizens from the gangs of coastal refugees. So you would have to plan on protecting your home and family. But use sensible precautions like trigger locks and secure storage so that no minor can accidentally access these items. You also don't want thieves or anyone else taking your weapons or using them against you so use some common sense in storing these. You don't have to run out and buy them today but keep this in mind when the flooding begins to displace the coastal residents. It is an unfortunate fact of life that when people start to panic, they become dangerous.

    • A secondary use for these items would be for hunting in the event of a complete collapse of food sources. But unless you know something about hunting, how to identify diseased animals, how to avoid rabid animals, etc., you should probably get a book with that kind of info as a backup plan.


  • Tools

    • Basic tools would be a good idea. Tools like hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, wire cutters, hand saw, hack saw, level, tape measure, etc. You never know what you might need but no one should be without these basic tools. Consider what you might need if you end up without power or water and have to live like our pioneer ancestors.


  • Communications

    • An alternative form of communications should be considered in the event communications by traditional phones or wireless becomes unavailable. Portable CB radios for contacting others in your area. For a more semi-private conversation, portable 2 way radios will work for a 2 or 3 mile distance. Also a solar battery recharger and rechargeable batteries would be an excellent item for your emergency kits.


  • Currency

    • In a catastrophic collapse of global infrastructure, money would become worthless as would jewels and precious metals. The most valuable commodities would be food and medicine and weapons, water, power sources, transportation, fuel, etc. Anything that there would be a shortage and demand for would become valuable.


  • Guides & Books

    • In a catastrophic collapse of global infrastructure,  you will need to know how to survive. You may find yourself without medicine, food, water, transportation, protection, clothing, shelter, electricity, fuel, heating, cooling, sewage, medical care, communication, food storage, laundry, etc. The same conditions can occur from natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tsunami's, floods, earthquakes, war, terrorism, etc. It doesn't take an axis shift to strand us into total deprivation of all necessities.

    • It would be a good idea to have books on alternative medicine, First aid, wild foods, camping survival, how to can foods, make butter, grow foods, build shelters, make clothes, dry and store foods, survival techniques, etc. Anything that you might need to know to survive from scratch like the pioneers.

    • It would also be advisable to obtain paper books for these skills. You may not have batteries for a Kindle when your world collapses.


  • Food, Water & necessities

    • Storing food and water will only provide for a limited time. You also need to have seeds on hand to grow crops and a long term water supply when a catastrophic global disaster occurs. Think of long term needs. Perhaps fruit and nut trees should be planted now. Water cisterns. Septic. toilet paper. Soap.




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