Lately I’ve been thinking about what I would do in an emergency. The nature of the world, the violence, the recent storms parts of the US have seen, becoming a parent, etc., have all given me some inspiration to be more prepared for whatever life may throw at me and my loved ones. (My loved ones and I?)
Beyond practicing habits like being aware of your surroundings and being healthy and fit enough to respond to certain situations, I think the equipment and supplies that you’d have at your disposal in an emergency are probably pretty important.
So, what do you all think are necessary? Basics like first aid kits, water, flashlights, sure. Any other must-haves? Anything a little more unorthodox that you think has a good reason for being included?
Your reasoning for including said items would be interesting to hear as well. Military/first responder/other job experiences where you’ve actually needed things, or if you think your location calls for it. (Say, urban vs. rural areas, cold vs. hot climates, etc.)
Tagging some military dudes - @idaho, @marine77, @JKil116 (I know there’s more, you’re just the first ones that come to mind.) I think guys like @flappinit (forgot, also a military guy) and @twojarslave have mentioned having some type of emergency kit before…pardon me if I’m thinking of the wrong guys. Anyone else who’d have something to say is welcome to join in or be tagged!
EDIT: Maybe this should be in Off Topic? I don’t know, I figured I’d start with Combat…might keep the random thoughts that don’t serve to help much out of the thread, haha.