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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.