Living in densely populated urban areas definitely adds a new layer to planning for disaster. You are competing for space and resources with hundreds of thousands or even millions of other people and one can only imagine how chaotic an emergency event on a grand scale would look like. What happens if the food supply is compromised, or the taps won’t turn on and there is no electricity? Do you stay at home in your high rise apartment, or do you leave the city to get to a safer place? If you need to evacuate the city, where will you go to and how will you get there?
Always Have a Plan B… and C
These are just a few critical questions you need to ask yourselfwhile preparing for the worst. Ideally, you will have several scenarios planned for with the supplies and gear needed to bug in or bug out. You will need to evaluate the nature of the emergency and decide based on those factors what is the safest and best plan for you and your family.
Practice Makes Perfect
Once you have a plan in place, make sure that all the members of your household know it in detail, practice your plan and make sure you have a lists of everything you need. In a perfect world, you will never execute this plan, but it is especially important for city dwellers know what to do when disaster strikes.
Do you have a plan in place for emergencies? I’d love to hear how you have prepped! Leave your comments and questions below.