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Timely Issues (a lesson in emergency preparedness)
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 07:15:01 AM »
Storms, storms, and more storms! Face it, anytime, anyplace, any of us could be the fish out of water.

At first glance, a chapter on shelter in a city might seem unnecessary. Why should we worry about shelter in our own homes? Arenít they secure enough? Isnít the city filled with buildings that can keep us warm and protected in the event of an emergency? The answer is both yes and no.

Most of the time, our homes are excellent shelters. Most of the time the buildings that pepper our neighborhoods and rise on our skylines are as safe and sound as can be. But they are not fortresses. Take away their internal heating systems and they are little better than caves. Hit them with a flood and they are no more secure then a crab pot. Shake their foundations with an earthquake or batter them with high winds and they can crumble like tinkertoys. All things have happened to unsuspecting city people.

Itís also sobering to remember that much of the time weíre not even in our homes and workplaces. What if something should force us to stay put in an unfamiliar building for a night or a day or longer? What if we werenít even near a building? What if we were stranded in a subway, bus or train? What if we were stuck in a car on a deserted highway or isolated backroad? We would imply have to do the best we could.

Thatís why itís so important to prepare your home for potential emergencies before they occur, and to know how to make a shelter anytime and anywhere. As youíll see, the principles of good shelter construction are the same, whether youíre in the backwoods, stranded in a car, or in the corner of a freezing bedroom. Once you know how to provide a warm, cozy nook in your own home, youíll be able to apply your survival knowledge to almost any situation. Click the image to visit the bookstore.
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