Prepping for the “just in case” Moments
The California gas leak, discovered four months ago and finally sealed as of yesterday, leaked out 96,000 tones of methane according to the EDF. To put that into perspective with EPA numbers, that’s like running 505,000 more cars per year, a frightening scenario for those who were close to where the leak occurred. This teaches us the importance of being well prepared for any emergency that inevitably occurs.
The potential for disaster is increasing in the U.S.
Aging infrastructure was the cause of the leak in California, and we’ve started to see an increase in these types of disasters as the country’s infrastructure collapses under the wasteful eyes of Washington bureaucrats. Our infrastructure, particularly our roads, bridges, ports, water systems, and other basics need an estimated $1.6 trillion in upgrades, according to a 2010 report from the Department of Homeland Security. It’s safe to assume that our situation has only worsened since 2010.
This sounds frightening, but the purpose of this post isn’t to frighten, it’s to educate you on the value of prepping. Gas masks will help you make sure a gas leak like the one in California won’t harm your health. A wind turbine will prepare you for any grid failures that might happen as our grid’s infrastructure ages. Extra food and water supplies will make sure you have the basic necessities needed for survival if you don’t have another source readily available. Be sure to check out the posts below on the importance of preparing yourselves and your family, and let us know on social networks how you’ve become Well Prepared!