Hello and welcome to the BR Coalition Blog!  We’re going to be talking about all sorts of amazing things here.

To start we have a pretty important topic to discuss. 

Easy things. And there are only 5 of them.

 

#1 Communication

 

Communication!  It’s very important, and not just in relationships!

Now if things are relatively normal and there’s a crisis such as a car accident, or house fire, cell phones will still work, and communication can be as simple as making a phone call.  

But what if cell phones don’t work?

This is where communication really kicks in…..

Because communication should start BEFORE a crisis strikes.  Especially in preparation for a possible ‘No Phone’ scenario.

What does this mean and what does it look like?

Simple.  Talk. 

Talk about what you will do if a crisis strikes.  Talk about it with your family, friends, and loved ones.  Talk about who will do what…who will have the food….who will have the water…who will have the medical kit.

Where will you go?  Where will you meet?  Are you staying home? Are you all going Or Aunt Sally’s house? Or maybe it’s Uncle Fred’s house?

Have these types of these in place before they are needed.

You could also have radios or Walkie-Talkies on hand given the situation–the point is to Communicate, communicate, COMMUNICATE. 

 

#2 General Skills and Continued Training

 

This one is simple.  If you don’t know how to do it, learn it…and if you know how to do it, get better at it.

We can apply this concept to ANYTHING.  But in this case, when it comes to taking Easy Steps to take in a Crises, we can focus on:

  • Self Defense skills
  • Firearm Skills
  • Medical Skills
  • Planting Gardens
  • Raising Chickens
  • How to Repair Basic Items

The list could go on but you get the idea.

General knowledge is very important and the realization that continued learning is best in order to expand that awesome knowledge.

We could even think of the boy scouts when it comes to this Step in our list.  The boy scouts in many ways are very prepared for a possible crisis.  I mean, their very Motto is “Always Prepared.”

We can learn from that.

So that’s Step #2.

 

#3 Know Your Assets

 

This means you should know what you have around you that can be used as a tool.  That could be gear you’ve prepared or the very nature in your backyard.

But it also means that if you don’t have any assets to speak of… you should probably get some.  

Thinks such as:

  • Bug Out Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Crank Radio
  • Back up Water
  • Back up Food
  • Medical Kit

If these items are starting to seem redundant — Good!  Redundancy in a crisis is good because those who have backed up to their survival tools will have a better chance of getting through whatever the crisis is.

Again, this is why something like our Free Emergency Preparedness Checklist can be so important.  It gives you that list of items you can start with and work on.  If you want that checklist click HERE.

It will give you a lot more information on assets you should get and should be looking at. It is based on these 5 Key things.  Food – Water – Shelter – Defense – Medical.  These are the 5 things we talk about a lot in our Prepare Course.  We created the Prepare Course because so many people were asking questions on how to be better prepared in case of a crisis, be it a natural disaster or civil unrest.

But back to Knowing Your Assets…having them, knowing how to use them.  It is important, and not only for yourself but for others.  You can help others with your assets and tools.  

First and foremost you can help your family, but then even friends, and maybe even neighbors.  

 

#4 Technology Back-up Plans

 

Technology backup plans for power and electricity are essential.  Especially because there are many people who rely on that power to run medical equipment keeping them alive.

Power is also important to create heat for cooking and warmth in case you are in a cold climate.  

These are very important things.  

If you have a gas-powered generator that’s great, but, depending on how long a crisis lasts you have to then start worrying about how much fuel you have stored up.

This can work, especially if you have things like propane-powered camping stoves, this could work wonderfully.  

But another solution could be an Electrical generator battery pack that can be charged either by plugging into an outlet or with solar panels.  

Because we have no way of knowing how long a crisis could last, or long long-stored fuel could last, solar power could come in really handy if needed.

Also, if your GPS is down on your phone and you need to get somewhere, what do you do?

Maps. A Road Atlas. 

That’s your answer for a no GPS society.  It’s what people used to do and it’s tried and true.  But even if you keep on in your car in case of emergency you have to know how to read one.  So maybe that’s a skill you could brush up on, and then teach to the rest of your family.

 

#5 Medical

 

Have a medical plan in place in advance.  This is VERY important.  Think about the last time there was a small crisis medically related.  Maybe a child cut themselves or you did.  Maybe the band-aids were easy to find…maybe they weren’t.  

If they were easy to find maybe you don’t remember, because there was very little stress…but if you couldn’t find them you probably remember running around the house trying not to bleed on the carpet while trying to find them.

Have medical plans in advance.

Or maybe it’s something more serious like having to know CPR or knowing how to apply a tourniquet.  

Whatever it is, you want to have a plan and the skills to deal with it.  Training and Assets, these are CRUCIAL in a crisis.

Especially training and knowledge in the medical field, as making the wrong decision here could result in death. 

So take the time to brush up on your skills and your knowledge and implement these five steps so you can be better prepared for crisis – no matter if and when it comes your way!