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How prepared are you to survive a world-changing disaster? As Canadian Prepper explains in this video, you may not be as prepared as you think you are. He lists ten reasons you may not survive what’s coming. Here they are:
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1. Poor Physical Health
A majority of people are simply not physically fit in this day and age. This is also one of the most overlooked aspects of prepping. Few things will test your physical health and stamina as much as a major cataclysmic disaster.
2. Bad Medical Issues
If there are any medical procedures that you have been postponing, the time to get those things done is now. Whether it’s an eye problem, surgery, or dental work, if things get bad you may not have another chance to get those things fixed.
3. Poor Sanitation Plan
In a serious grid-down disaster, utilities such as running water will no longer exist. The trash will not be picked up around your city, causing dangerous health. You need a plan to manage your waste and dispose of it in a sanitary way so it will not contaminate your food or water sources.
4. Lack Of Community Knowledge
Have an awareness of who is who, and who would be helpful or dangerous in your neighborhood and the general community. Remember, you cannot survive a long term grid down situation on your own.
5. Not Having Enough Food
Most people have around one week’s worth of food stored away. At the bare minimum, you’re going to need at least three months’ worth of food, but having six months to one year would be even better.
6. No Water Source
It’s not enough to have a storage of water. After all, a fifty-five-gallon drum of water would only be enough to last one person for two months at the most. You need to have a water source in case your water storage runs out.
7. Poor Security Plan
The average home is incredibly easy to break into. At the bare minimum, you need to replace your glass windows with more durable acrylic glass, and you should also replace your doors and locks with heavy-duty alternatives. Also, invest in an alarm system so you can detect threats arriving at your property in the first place.
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8. Financial Issues
You will be more vulnerable to an economic crisis if you are in a poor financial position. At the bare minimum, you need enough savings to get you through at least six months.