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07/15/2019 / By Stephanie Diaz
Why do preppers do what they do? That’s the question people often ask when they hear about prepping. The world isn’t burning, so what’s the hurry?
Little do these people know that threats to humanity are genuine. Even the government admits it: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) recently released a report warning of a catastrophic power outage. In its study, the NIAC confirmed that such a disastrous event would entail destructive results. Drinking water, communications, financial services, transportation, fuel, and healthcare are all at risk when SHTF.
A massive power outage would affect all public services. Unfortunately, most people don’t have their bases covered. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used to recommend that people prepare a three-day emergency kit just in case disaster hits. Due to recent catastrophes however, FEMA now recommends that emergency supplies should last for up to 14 days. Still, that 14-day supply may not be enough for a SHTF scenario.
A true prepper would have started stockpiling food supplies. However, should a catastrophic power outage hit, it might take months for the power to come back and would likely affect the majority of the states. If you haven’t started stockpiling yet, it’s a good idea to invest in Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MRE). They’re a little bit expensive, but they last for a long time in storage.
If you don’t know how to cook a meal without electricity, then there’s no better time to learn than now. Consider learning and practicing how to start a fire and cook outdoors. This way, you’ll know what you need and what to expect. Grills are also an option during a disaster situation. They are a great way to prepare meat and other food items. Grills work even without electricity – just make sure to have enough charcoal and propane on hand.
During a massive power outage, water pumps would stop working. Meaning there would be no water coming out from the tap. Therefore, it’s crucial to stock up on clean drinking water and water for other purposes so you and your family could stay hydrated and sanitary. Moreover, it’s vital to learn how to purify water.
Several factors can cause a grid-down scenario; it can be caused by natural disasters or by people whose objective is to harm others. The list below details a few.
Want to get started on preparing for a massive power outage? Visit Preparedness.news to learn more.
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