If a hurricane, cyclone, earthquake, storm or any other natural disaster strikes your country or community, you might not have any access to food and water for day or maybe even weeks. However by saving now some emergency water and food supplies, you will be able to provide your entire family during the time of need. Having a pre- planned plan of action before any disaster struck is quite critical for any survival condition. For those who live in a big city, surviving the disaster should mean developing a type of urban survival -plan which would include ways to find water, food and other essential supplies within walking distances of the place you will be in, however, at the same time should also include other ways to get out of the town if any time the need arises.
During a prolonged disaster such as an intense earthquake or tsunami, water and food supply will be your only hope for surviving the long term disaster or any kind of crisis that lets the entire town to come to a screeching halt, which is why you will be needing a plan beforehand where to find the emergency supplies. However many may find it hard to stock emergency supplies and may even find it absurd, but then again it is going to be a lot easier to survive if you are already prepared for a disaster as natural disaster are pretty unexpected.
Looking for available water sources
Start from looking for water sources as you can go long without food but not without water. Ponds, rivers, streams, wells or whatever sources of water near the place you are in during the time of the disaster needs to be analyzed carefully:
- How far are the water sources from your location?
- How much of the water available will you be able to obtain from this source?
- What are the risks that may be associated with these water sources?
- Are there any safety issues that you might have to encounter on the way?
- Will you be able to stay hidden along the route?
Looking for food
Believe it or not, even in urban areas there are many ways to obtain food in times of prolonged disasters. However, it might not be as easy as in games; there are in fact hundreds of different opportunities available if only you will know where to look:
- Where can you find wild animals close to the area you are in?
- Are there any local parks nearby? You can find ducks, squirrels, rabbits and other small animals to feed on during survival.
- What will be the risk associated?
- Will you be able to cover the distance easily and stay hidden along the route?
Surviving during natural disaster and its after effects can be difficult but not impossible, if only you know how to survive and where to look for food and water during the time. However during a zombie apocalypse you might not even want to go out from your hidden spot and get your brains eaten out by a fifthly zombie. However, jokes aside, preparing yourself before any disaster is the ultimate solution to your survival game but if in case you are not already prepared, analyzing on the above mentioned tips will help you survive the prolonged disaster until help arrives.
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