With natural disasters, which sometimes can be predicted, and terrorism, which cannot, people are becoming more and more concerned about being prepared.
Add to that the signs in the sky that have been grabbing the attention of the nation, and “prepping” all of a sudden is mainstream.
When disaster strikes, how will you react?
Food, water, shelter and other necessities could be hard to come by if a major storm hits, a flood destroys bridges and roads or an electromagnetic pulse knocks out the power grid.
While many people might wait for the Red Cross or the National Guard to arrive, “preppers” take their survival into their own hands by preparing for the worst.
SCE Presents $5000 to CIMC for Emergency Disaster Preparation
Catalina Island Medical Center's Emergency Disaster Preparathon November 5-7, 2015 will inform, train and equip island residents for a "worst case scenario." CIMC and Southern California Edison met recently to acknowledge Edison International's $5000 community grant for the hospital's Emergency
In the event of a natural disaster or large scale emergency (earthquake, flood, fire, biological attack) Catalina with its geographical location could be cutoff from the mainland for days. Emergency services from the mainland may be unable to assist Catalina residents because of concentrating resources in their own population centers.
Camarillo gun shop offers tactical, survival gear
Shoppers at Knight’s Tactical gun shop might notice the Constitution prominently displayed by the front entrance.
Craig Dabbs, the shop’s owner, said the framed document— surrounded by photos of fallen Ventura County Sheriff’s Office personnel—is a constant reminder of the Second Amendment. The right to bear arms, Dabbs said, is “the great equalizer.”
Do you have and emergency survival kit?
As a rule of thumb for planning an emergency survival kit, remember that the federal government expects the public to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. In case of catastrophe (note: the “big one), help or rescue may not even arrive until then. Having basic supplies ready is key in this scenario.
The Red Cross generated a list of items that every household should include in their emergency kits.