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Semper Paratus: How to Get Prepared for Any Emergency

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* Ease your peace of mind by being prepared
* Natural disasters and emergencies can strike at any time
* From floods to nuclear attacks, here’s how to prepare

Whether you consider yourself a “prepper” or not, it’s good to make sure you’re prepared for natural disasters and beyond. While you may feel like you’re being a bit paranoid, the many emergency preparedness agencies strongly suggest keeping emergency supplies in your home. Let’s face it: it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here’s how to prep for a wide range of emergencies, from natural disasters to nuclear attacks.

  

Bug-Out Bag

  

It’s important for each household to be prepared for a natural disaster, whether it be a hurricane, earthquake or flood. But what if you need to evacuate your home if an emergency strikes? Enter the bug-out bag or BOB for short. Designed to help you survive for 72 hours while evacuating during an emergency event, bug-out bags should be as lightweight and portable as possible. Find out how to get started with your bug-out bag below,

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Earthquakes

  

Although technology has evolved to the point where we can predict most major natural disasters down to the nearest millisecond, it’s still important to always be prepared for the unexpected. If you live in an earthquake-prone area, here are a few items you may want to have on hand. You can thank us later.

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Floods

  

Harvey, Irma, Jose — with all these hurricanes and other natural disasters lately, you’re gonna want to be prepared. That’s why we put together this list of items you may want to stock at home in case of an emergency. From water filtration kits to flashlights, there’s an array of products here that can help make your life easier even at the hardest times.

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Nuclear Attack

  

Whether you consider it posturing or a very real threat, there’s no question that talks of a nuclear war have been dominating both news reports and casual conversation in the last few weeks. According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are two key things to remember should a nuclear attack take place: stay covered and stay prepared. See below to find out what you’ll need.

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