Be sure to include Iodide Tablets and a Stove

So now we’re going to look at the most needed survival tools and equipment. For those of us who want to have food and water to in preparation for a natural or man-made disaster and have the means to defend ourselves, we will run the risk of being called names we don’t like.

This is a sad and strange time that we are living in. In essence, we are going to be considered dangerous because we want to protect ourselves and family. Shame on you who think this is worth our government’s time.

Japanese Nuclear Disaster + Potassium Iodide Tablets
The potential for nuclear radiation poisoning from the nuclear power plants failing Japan continues to be pretty high. My friend who lives on the West Coast was expressing his concern yesterday and I e-mailed him some links to products on Amazon.com. Last night the products were available. Tonight the products are back ordered and not available for several months.

Last year I had the foresight to buy several packs of iodide pills just in case something happened on the East Coast. I have a lot to be concerned about because there is a high concentration of nuclear power plants here. I hate to think that my life would be dependent on the government’s foresight to protect me and my family, I’d rather have my survival packages, also for the children, in order. They can’t even get potholes filled around where I live so I don’t give them too much credit.

I bought lighting gear and the Iosat Iodide tablets below. If anyone is concerned about radioactive poisoning now is the time to get some of these pills before the world supply is depleted for the next several months. And remember: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

I’m going to take a quick break from posting about the range and get on my soapbox and preach a bit. Today’s bit of wisdom is having the basic necessities at home and on your person. And that also includes a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit. Those of us who are mindful and prepare for a time when there might be trouble take this very seriously and be sure as well to have plenty of antibiotics in your emergency kit! I’m sure everyone has friends who do not have any supplies whatsoever and you may also want to read this post on how to purify water easily.

The people who do not think about having their shit together live their lives day to day never thinking about tomorrow like the fable The Grasshopper and the Ant. I have my personal first aid kit ready as well, of course. If you have ever spoken to your friends and family about getting ready for hard times and they laughed at you and then said that if things go wrong they will show up at your place then you know how upsetting it is. That kind of talk is proof that they do not care and they will be looking for handouts in case something happens. There are several basic survival packages available so actually, there’s no reason at all not to get well-prepared.

It doesn’t take much to have some backup food and water and there are also some great water purifiers. I pick up a few extras of my favorites and put it off to the side. I think the most important thing is to get water and food that you are familiar with. In an emergency situation, you must be ready for 72 hours at least and if you have no idea where to start, check out this post.

One of the best investments that I have ever made and had a chance to use in the NYC blackout many years way back was the Sterno Stove. I bought the folding stove and some Sterno for a camping trip I never went to years ago. The great thing about this setup is that it’s portable and it doesn’t take up a lot of room. This is also a requirement when you want to get all set for a biological or chemical attack. Make sure you have a 72-hour emergency plan set up and make also a good emergency kit that includes all basic needs and supplies to survive at least the first 72 hours.