Millions of people continually work hard to prepare themselves and family for a variety of different emergencies. These can include floods, wildfires, hurricanes and any other disasters that might arise. But how do you prepare for all these different threats effectively?
The International Space Station is a truly remarkable achievement. The modular space station was launched all the way back in 1998. This small habitat has existed and expanded within Earth's orbit for over twenty years now.
MREs have long been a staple of military rations. They are meals that have sustained thousands of soldiers over the past few decades. While they were strictly a military affair for many years, they have recently been introduced on the civilian market.
Wildfire season is a serious threat to our safety. Wildfires ruin homes, take lives, and destroy environments such as forests, prairies, and grasslands. They are typically caused by lightning or humans, and the risks are heightened during droughts and high winds.
When an emergency strikes, it can be days or even weeks before the affected area has access to a fresh supply of food. The roads could be blocked, the supply lines shut down, and if the power's out, anything that requires refrigeration will expire in a matter of hours.
By now, most people are familiar with the novel coronavirus, more commonly known as COVID-19. The pandemic has swept through countries all over the world for the last several months — and it's not over yet.
Given the history of pandemics in the human story and the current crisis that the world is undergoing with COVID-19, it is the perfect time to reflect on some of the instances of disaster that have lined the pages of history and to think about the options that are out there regarding preparedness.