Top 5 Excuses for Lack of Disaster Preparedness
Doomsday Preppers, survivalists, individuals ready for disasters and emergencies are often given a bad reputation and made fun of as “crazy”. Now, we’re living in 2020. A year that hit us with a global pandemic, earthquakes, fire tornadoes, and killer hornets. So who’s laughing now?
When I first got into this line of business a few years ago, I learned very quickly that there were too many people unprepared for any kind of disaster or emergency. I'm not someone that has a full-proof zombie apocalypse underground bunker- I’m more of a simple realist. I have emergency kits at home and in my car. I've learned skills that I can use if a crisis were to happen. I not only feel safe for myself, but I feel confident in guiding others.
Want some insider knowledge? Emergency companies literally list everything inside their kits. You can go buy these items yourself to create your own pack (it’ll be more expensive) but you can totally make your own! The sad truth is you still won't do it. Why? Here are the top 5 reasons.
1. Reliance on Emergency Services
Emergency services have saved many lives and they are an integral part of our society. However, the over-reliance on these services has cost some people their lives. On average, emergency services arrive in about 8-12 min after they’ve been called. That is a long time when someone’s life is in danger. The American Heart Association says that for every minute without CPR you have a 10% less chance of survival. Therefore, if someone is not breathing and no CPR has been given for 10 min,
they have a 100% chance of not coming back. What will you do for those 10 min?
Now imagine you’re not in an urban location. What if you’re in the wilderness hiking or camping and need help? How will you call emergency services? Search and rescue? Rangers? Even if you manage to make contact with someone for help, it might take hours or days for emergency services to find you. The bottomline is that it’s essential for you to know how to take care of yourself and others in situations like these. Knowing CPR, basic first aid, and wilderness survival can make a big difference for people in these situations- and one day that can be you.
2. "I just don't have the time now. I'll do it later"
Hate to break it to you, you'll never do it. I've seen it time and time again. Customers will take pictures of what's inside my backpack and take my brochures home so they can do it themselves. Months later they will eventually contact me and order. If you haven't done it already, you'll never do it.
Prove me wrong.
3. "I don't want to think about it"
You eventually will and it'll be during or after the disaster hit already. The best we can do is just prepare. Put yourself and your family in the best possible position for survival. It's not about installing fear, it’s more of feeling prepared and having peace of mind.
Your future self will thank you.
4. "I don't know what I'm supposed to do"
Have I told you about my business where I prepare kits for you? Comes with a guidebook that has pictures and everything! Still not sure what to do? Reach out to me and I’d be more than happy to help you out. Click Here.
People pay for car, life and health insurance (monthly), but can't pay a one time price for an emergency kit? Yes, paying for an emergency pack can be expensive. Keep in mind though that it’s a one-time buy and ultimately it’s an investment.
My backpacks are on the higher end. They're not cheap because I don’t want to give you cheap items. Here is a short list of why we are the best: > Water Shelf Life: 50 years > Food Shelf Life: 25 years > First Aid Kit: Medications need to be updated every 2-3 years
> Everything Else: Never expires
We can make all types of excuses but we know deep down that being prepared is key for survival. Stay Alive is here for you!
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