If a disaster or some kind of emergency came to your doorstep, what skills do you have that would be able to help. Do you have medical knowledge, or self defense knowledge? Can you take care of yourself in the event of a serious emergency. These are hard questions we all need to think about.
We all like to think when the time comes, we will all become like some kind of ninja rambo person. The reality is we aren’t. Not unless you practice and train. If you go out and purchase a weapon of any kind, practice with it, so you know it inside and out. If you are planning on growing your own food but you never have before, grow a garden and practice with it. Don’t wait until the time comes to learn. That is a pretty hard learning curve.
Take some classes, maybe a first aid class, or a self defense class. These things can help you in every day life also, but in an emergency these skills will be invaluable. Every person is going to have something they are really good at. In your own group figure out what each person is good at. Each person could take turns training everyone else until everyone is good at the skills.
A little planning before the emergency will go a long ways in helping you after an emergency.
Written by Barbara Conover