Be it a global pandemic or extreme weather event, it can be difficult if not impossible to predict when disaster will strike. Even if you are a seasoned survivalist. If an emergency situation should occur in Astoria, OR, it is imperative that you have a plan in place for your household.
The best place to start in formulating an emergency plan is with a checklist.
In the event that Astoria loses power, you aren't able to leave your home, or someone in your group falls ill or gets injured, a properly-equipped household will help avoid further inflaming the situation.
Here is a list of all the essential items to have on your emergency checklist.
Toolkit and Emergency Supplies:
From duct tape to extra batteries, you never know what kind of simple tools and equipment you might need. Here are some things you should always have in your home:
If you are unable to leave your home or advised not to, make sure you have enough food stocked up to last you for at least a few weeks. Canned and non-perishable foods are cabinet essentials, as well as non-meat sources of protein. Here's our list (and make sure you have a can opener!):
Pro Tip: Hunting for food
An alternative way to keep your freezer filled with protein is to go hunting.
North American game ranges from whitetail deer to wild hogs, so there isn't any shortage of high-quality meat to be hunted. Be sure to consult Oregon's hunting regulations, permit requirements, and seasonal schedule before stepping afield.
Hunting your own meat is also a sustainable and health-conscious way to feed your family. Wild game is fully unprocessed and isn't loaded with antibiotics, so you know you are getting fresh and nutritionally-rich protein. Skipping out on the factory-farmed meats is also a lot more eco-friendly.
When the meat section is cleared-out during crisis, you can have the peace of mind that your freezer is full.
First Aid Kit:
If someone in your group falls ill or gets injured, have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand. Your kit should include:
The Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit includes the majority of our recommended emergency supplies. You, or someone in your group, could get injured in a dangerous situation. To clean up and correctly dress wounds, you will need gauze, antiseptic wipes or antibiotic ointments, and properly-sized bandages. If someone gets a splinter or a tick, you're going to need tweezers. And make sure you're doing all of your wound care while wearing a pair of disposable gloves to avoid contact with germs, blood, or other bodily fluids.
Make sure your medicine cabinet is well-stocked. Having the necessary medication for all members of your household can help avoid a potentially disastrous health event.
If online and IRL bluster are any indication, a genuine, complicated water emergency might give rise to violent clashes. More info »The Daily Beast - 06/23/2021 10:57pm
Southwestern Oregon Preppers will be holding a meeting at noon Saturday, June 19, at Bullards Beach State Park, 52470 Highway 101 North, Bandon. Look for them at the big gazebo in the day use area. More info »The World - 06/17/2021 09:44am
Beast/Photos via GettyAs an historic drought was intensifying in the Southwest late last month, members of a far-right chat group about Arizona state politics got to talking about similar water ... More info »Yahoo - 06/23/2021 07:57pm
I live in the basement of a typical 1950s frame house in North Portland. Thus, I sometimes lie awake in bed worrying that, in an earthquake, the whole house will fall in and kill me. Google is ... More info »Willamette Week - 07/03/2019 01:40am
The far-right activist known for his armed occupation of federal land in Oregon is running for Idaho governor in what analysts say is a sign of state politics moving further to the right — and of a ... More info »Seattle Times - 06/23/2021 01:25am
Vallow—an end-times prepper who reportedly believed 7-year-old J.J. Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan were possessed by demons—will now undergo psychological counseling during a 90-day “pause” in the ... More info »Yahoo News - 06/07/2021 10:24am
Most preppers, like Oregon’s Afrovivalist, Sharon Ross, equate preparation with peace of mind. “Once a person is prepared during a disaster,” she says, “they don’t feel the sense of ... More info »New York Magazine - 06/07/2021 03:27am
Claude comes from a long line of preppers, and many of the lessons in ... a Master’s degree in ecology from the University of Oregon, and a doctorate through Prescott College while working ... More info »Laweekly - 10/30/2020 05:09am
Experiencing survival mode from the comfort of your home, PREPPERS: THE GAME is the ground-breaking new work from Casson & Friends that asks are we really prepared? Available exclusively via ... More info »BroadwayWorld - 06/05/2021 12:00pm