HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND FAMILY
first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the
word prepper, is the "Doomsday Prepper" TV shows
that were made in good ole USA. However most Kiwi preppers
are not in fact preparing for
the end of the world or a Zombie appocolypse. There are
some hard-core preppers out there,
most preppers in New Zealand are ordinary Kiwi's doing their
best to provide a safe and healthy home and environment
for themselves and their families. And just like you and
your family should be, they are into being prepared for
your everyday common type disaster, and in New Zealand we
have plenty to prepare for.
Your Home Against Disasters
Your home is the safest place to
be in most emergencies. Although we all have visions of
making a run for it into the hills somewhere there are going
to be many issues to face. Take Auckland as an example.
During peak hour traffic and at holiday times particularly,
when 20% or so of the population are trying to leave town
at the same time, the roads are totally congested. What
are they going to be like if everyone tries to leave. And
even if you make it to your bach or favourite hidaway will
you and your family be able to manage.
to Tell Your Children about Disasters
It is important to warn children, without overly alarming
them, about disasters. Tell children that a disaster is
something that could hurt people or cause damage. Explain
that nature sometimes provides “too much of a good
thing” – fire, rain, or wind. Talk about things
that could happen during a storm, like the fact that the
lights or phone might not work. Tell children there are
many people who can help them during a disaster, so that
they will not be afraid of firemen, policemen, paramedics,
or other emergency officials.
and Preserving Food
object of food preservation, aside from storing your foods
and making them last longer, is to prevent the growth of
bacteria, yeast and fungi. If food is not preserved correctly
it can cause botulism and other sickness that you don't
want to experience.I will discuss a few different ways to
preserve foods, but the way you choose to do this is up
to you and may require more research on your part. Here
are different methods of preserving food for you to choose
storage should consist of a year’s supply of basic
food, clothing, and, where possible, fuel.
your Home and Family
From the beginning of mankinds
time on earth, humans have tried to build a home that would
keep their families safe. From caves to small huts to castles
with moats and now underground bunkers humans have continued
to strive for safety. The threats could be from burglars,
rioters or a home invasion. They could be child predators,
crazy ex-boyfriends or girlfriends, even ex-partners. It
could be someone you know or a complete stranger. Regardless
of the threat, an ideal home is one that is secure and can
keep you and your family safe.
Guidance for Better Mental Health
and the social, financial and psychological implications
it carries can seriously impact one’s mental
wellbeing. It’s of the utmost importance that
we try to remain as composed as we can during this
time and it is crucial that everyone has access
to mental health resources. This UK based website
provides information to help guide us through this
unsettling time in caring for our mental health.
Guidance for Better Mental Health
Need Your Help!
We are trying to build a more
complete guide to survival disaster in New Zealand. We
realise there is a lot more information we could provide.
If you have something to advise on or contribute we would