Thousands of people become homeless and lose everything during a natural disaster.
What are you going to do when your home and belongings have been destroyed due to an earthquake, fire, flash floods or landslides?
If you aren’t prepared with emergency shelter you may have to take your family to a mass public shelter which could present additional challenges including stifling heat, stench, filth, unsanitary facilities, and a shortage of food and drinking water.
Do you have a good tent? Temporary shelters are a key part of the recovery process. The plastic tube tents found in many 72-hour kits will not protect you in bad weather. A double walled (with a rainfly) free standing four season tent is the best emergency shelter. It provides excellent ventilation to maximize airflow, especially in cold weather.
Imagine it is the dead of winter. Do you have good sleeping bags (rated for 0 degrees or colder) for all members of the family?
Summertime is perfect for setting up your tent and having a family campout in the backyard, or better yet in the canyon. Practice using your gear to know what condition it’s in and find out where you need to prepare better.