Matt and Jay discuss preparing for a natural disaster, California’s upcoming monster earthquake “The Big One,” why your government is going to fail, making a “Family Disaster Plan,” surprising (and safe!) water sources in your home, must have resources for a disaster, why everyone needs to go camping, the ½ tank rule for your car and much, much more!
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Episode 42 – How To Survive a Natural Disaster
WASM Article: https://www.wearesuperiormen.com/disaster-plan/
5:30 – One way or another a natural disaster IS coming – are you ready?
8:30 – The more prepared you are, the better everyone will be (aka Individual responsibility)
11:00 – What are regional disasters? Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes, Massive Power Outage, Major Flooding, Tsunami (not Tornadoes, local fires, small power outages)
13:00 – Prepping for California’s “The Big One”
14:30 – What happens when the government can’t provide for you during a natural disaster?
16:30 – Have supplies for at least a week – it’s going to take time for the government to coordinate a response
20:00 – Make a family disaster plan AHEAD OF TIME: Where will you meet? How is everyone going to get there? Alternate plan? Who’s picking up the kids?
21:30 – Why do you need a plan ahead of time? When chaos happens YOUR CELL PHONE WON’T WORK FOR CALLS (and probably no internet either)
23:30 – What resources do you need for a disaster? Water (1 gal/person/day)
26:00 – ALWAYS HAVE EXTRA WATER IN YOUR HOUSE
29:00 – Sources of water in your house: Water Heater, Upper Toilet Tank, UV Steri Pen
32:00 – Accessories you will need during a disaster: First aid kit, ibuprofen/asprin, Benadryl, Epi-Pen (if needed), Duct Tape, Knife
35:00 – Ideal food: Canned food (beans, meat, vegetables, fruit) + can opener
38:30 – Get a camp stove + propane
39:30 – Protection against elements: Shelter, Clothing, Blankets, Fire starters
41:30 – Protection against violence: When a major disaster happens, if there’s no resources sooner or later people will want to take what others have
43:30 – The more stressful an environment is, the less logical people will behave during a natural disaster
46:00 – The importance of being able to protect yourself and your family: Have a weapon or weapons and having proficiency with those weapons
50:00 – Get a battery or crank-powered AM radio / Flashlight
53:30 – Get several lighters, cash (small bills)
55:30 – Have some entertainment on hand (cards, games, puzzles, etc)
57:30 – If you have solar power, you need a solar battery or else you won’t be able to use those solar cells
60:30 – Police rule: Make sure you have at least ½ tank of gas in your car at all times
64:30 – Other important supplies: Prescription medications (fresh meds rotated through your first aid kit) / Pet supplies / fire extinguisher
68:30 – Key to preparing for a natural disaster: PLAN AHEAD – DON’T WAIT!!!