- 1 Prepare for the Worst.
- 2 We teach you how to manage your time.
- 3 Got a disaster coming? We’ve got you covered.
- 4 Everyday Carry is the ideal EDC.
- 5 We let you do all the math.
- 6 No more leftovers.
- 7 Your water, your way.
- 8 Protect your loved ones from danger.
- 9 The end of the world as we know it.
- 10 The Science of Sleep
- 11 The perfect storm of protection for you and your family.
This article is not about Japan’s disaster. It’s about what I learned from the experience of living in a country with such natural resources and infrastructure that earthquakes, tsunamis, and nuclear disasters are still headline news. The lessons are things we should all be doing to prepare for when our luck runs out – whether it’s an earthquake, flood or social meltdown. Here are 8 lessons you can learn from Japan’s disaster: 1) Be prepared to live without electricity for days on end; 2) Stock up on toilet paper now before everything gets wiped out; 3) Keep your phone charged at all times so you can call emergency services if needed; 4) Make sure your wits about you during emergencies because panic
1. What are some of the biggest mistakes that the Japanese people made leading up to the disaster?
2. What should people prepare for when living in earthquake-prone areas?
3. Why was there an enormous amount of construction following the disaster?
4. Why were parts of Osaka left untouched, while other cities were heavily impacted by radiation and debris?
5. How does radiation impact water sources and sanitation systems in affected regions?
6. Will nuclear power plants be operating again anytime soon or better yet, ever again after this catastrophe?
7. How can we use what Japan learned from their earthquakes to help us grow more resilient during natural disasters here in America?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, PhD, points out in many videos that the earth is not your friend. Dropped down naked in almost any spot on Earth you will survive less than 48 hours. Accept this as a fact and then proceed to make sure you are never without the tools needed to stay alive: food, water sources such as wells or creeks for drinking; shelter from rain storms and harsh sunlight including trees with leaves for shade; warm clothing if it’s cold outside like sweaters (fleece jackets) or wool socks; first aid supplies just incase of an accident ; basic medical kit items – band aides/gauze pads/antibiotic ointment etc.; pocket knife which can be used for cooking raw meat
Prepare for the Worst.
The Earth’s crust is divided into plates that scrape by and collide with each other. These movements cause earthquakes, volcanoes, and even tsunamis!
Along the western coast of Mexico and Southern California, there are many smaller quakes with small or no tsunamis. On the Western side of the Pacific in an arch from Northern California through Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska is a fault called Cascadia that creates some dangerous earthquakes which can cause tsunami waves to form.
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The mega-thrust quakes that occur in Indonesia are a result of massive movements, with size and magnitude determining the potential for tsunamis. Japan experienced this type of quake but only on one side. The Cascadia fault is also about 700 miles long like the Indonesian megathrust faults – which has been inactive over 100 years since its last earthquake -yet will inevitably unleash an even more catastrophic tsunami when it releases again soon as these earthquakes always happen after periods without seismic activity
Japan has always been a seismically active nation, so an earthquake of this magnitude was expected. What is not anticipated however, are the 50-times stronger tsunami waves that would follow – these waves have flooded and devastated whole cities along Japan’s coastlines. In spite of what appears to be preparation in terms of design for such earthquakes (in other words they planned for 7.5 magnitudes), it wasn’t enough as homes were swept away with no warning whatsoever by huge amounts water from tsunamis following onshore; there isn’t much more than can be done when your home just goes missing like that! The problems arise with damaged cooling systems at atomic plants which will take time fixing before any radiation leakages could even happen but engineers are
The cooling systems of the three nuclear reactors in Fukushima failed to withstand a major earthquake. The assumption that if any single reactor had problems, rapid repairs could be made before significant issues came up was incorrect; instead they all suffered damage and were not operable for safety purposes. These spent fuel rods are stored within large pools of water but have no containment building like the active fuel rod reactors do because they’re not being used at this time–thus making them susceptible to risk as well when disaster strikes again or even just day-to-day operation with high levels of radiation exposure.
The assumption that there would never be more than one problem during an emergency situation proved false due to how poorly design some aspects relating back into these plants themselves were built such
In this recent disaster, the spent rods that need to be cooled in order to avoid a nuclear meltdown have boiled off and caused explosions. This is due largely to the lack of containment vessels for all these boiling hot radioactive particles which are now floating around Japan’s coast line. The US has not seen this kind of catastrophe yet because their coasts are susceptible only earthquakes or hurricanes – however they may see something similar soon if precautions aren’t taken early on concerning future disasters like Hurricane Sandy last year!
Got a disaster coming? We’ve got you covered.
The east coast has a 1/10,000 chance of an tsunami event. The west coasts are more vulnerable to volcanoes as they can be devastating in disaster scenarios when it is hard to prepare for the inevitable or people forget what needs preparing and end up taking shelter with nothing but their clothes on.
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The whole world is watching Japan as they struggle to rebuild after the tsunami. In a country so orderly and trusting of their leaders, when panic sets in it will be catastrophic not just for them but also for the global community at large. When other countries start hoarding food supplies because people are starting to lose trust in those responsible with leading them; this has never happened before on such a grand scale
When the great earthquake of 2011 hit, it was a devastating blow to many countries around the world. Japan is not just one country’s trading partner but also that for most in Europe and China. The effects are being felt globally with companies feeling an economic pinch because they rely on Japan as a producer of certain goods or resources. As if earthquakes weren’t enough, this event has caused supply chains to be disrupted by halting production among key Japanese manufacturers and exporters making these difficult times worse than what would have been expected before then
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Japan has been through a lot of turmoil recently. They have suffered natural disasters, an economic crisis and now crime rates are skyrocketing due to the desperation caused by unemployment. All these crises point towards one thing: it’s time for us all to prepare ourselves as best we can before another catastrophe strikes this country or any other around the world!
No more leftovers.
Japan is a rare example of homogeneity in the world. With almost 99% of its population being Japanese, their society has an incredible sense for honor and dignity which makes it different from North America where violence can erupt at any time if something triggers them (like racism). This means that some lessons learned about Japan may not be applicable to our country because they are based on the idea that communities will hold together better when faced with disaster. Fuel planning is one major concern- after all, there’s no point in having your bug out bag packed up if you don’t have enough fuel!
Your water, your way.
It’s worth noting here how incredibly diverse and multicultural societies like ours would fare much worse than more culturally unified ones such as Japan who uphold traditional values
Why do people not plan for natural disasters? They may be too busy to worry about such a thing, or they don’t want to admit that it could happen. But if something does come along (like the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan), you’re left stranded and without any form of transportation; your home is freezing cold with no heat source at all…unless you planned ahead! This recent event has shown many Japanese citizens just how important planning can really be- so make sure yours are covered today by buying fuels stabilizer kits like ours.
Think about fuel stability now before emergencies hit: buy gas storage stabilizers from us as soon possible
You should always have a 72 Hour Kit on hand that can sustain you for up to three days without the need of an alternative source. They are small and light enough so they’re easy to carry, which is why it’s important you keep them with your at all times in case of emergency (like natural disasters). You don’t want the kit being too big since then it might be harder or more difficult than necessary when trying to evacuate during a crisis.
The Japanese people are probably the most prepared on earth, living in a land where earthquakes and tsunamis happen all too often. When they were hit with this disaster that has been named “The Great Tohoku Earthquake,” it was an eye-opening experience to see them overwhelmed by what we thought would be something any citizen could handle because of their preparations for natural disasters. The earthquake happened at 6:00 am local time when many Japanese citizens were likely still asleep or just waking up from slumbering through the night due to shift work; however, those who did manage to grab some supplies before leaving quickly found themselves begging for food while trying not get trampled over as others pushed closer towards relief centers nearby or away from danger zones that might’ve
Japan is a 1st world country with all of the modern conveniences of America and maybe more. It happened in America after Hurricane Katrina, so it’s not far-fetched to think that this could happen here again one day too; you can’t predict these things! The reports from Japan are concerning: they had trouble reaching some affected areas for three or four days due to heavy rainstorms – which should be enough warning for everyone else out there who wants peace of mind when disaster strikes.
With the world becoming more and more dangerous by the day, it is important that you are prepared. You should have a bug out bag ready for any emergency situation so your family can survive on their own even if there isn’t government support available (see our survival store). The best way to prepare? Have enough food supplies in order to avoid panic or starvation situations which could happen after just one single event like an earthquake. Japan’s experience with earthquakes has shown us how quickly things can go wrong when they do occur – this only emphasizes why self-sufficiency must be top priority (watch video of Japanese people going without food!).
Protect your loved ones from danger.
In the event of a natural disaster, it is imperative to plan ahead. Storing shelf-stable food in different places will save you from having only one backup location for your emergency needs. Your home, Bug Out Bag and 72 Hour Car Kit are all viable options as well as work if possible. But be sure that any route between the two points avoid congested areas or heavy traffic which can lead to extended travel time! Keep bottled water on hand so that there’s enough clean drinking supply during an evacuation too!
Imagine waking up one day and not being able to turn on the faucet for a refreshing drink of water. This is what has happened in Japan since their tap water was found to be contaminated with radiation, which means they have been without fresh drinking water for 2 or 3 days now. It’s important that you stay prepared by creating an emergency plan – there are many products available (like SuperTanker) who can help your family survive this crisis if it were ever needed!
The end of the world as we know it.
My friends always ask me questions about prepping, but I don’t know how to answer them. They think they’ll never have anything happen in their life that will force them from home and into the wilderness.
My friends always come over for dinner with a new question or idea on what he should stock up his pantry with when it comes to food storage – beans vs rice, canned goods versus dry foods? And this is just one of many topics we discuss at length every week!
We are all guilty of forgetting to plan for the worst case scenario. But as we have seen with Japan’s nuclear disaster, if your home is unlivable you may die by staying there. It makes sense then that now would be a great time while it feels like everything around us is stable and safe, to make plans should anything happen which could threaten our lives–or in this circumstance–our homes!
The Science of Sleep
I’m sure you’re wondering what I think about the crisis in Japan. Well, when I first heard of it happening my reaction was that if this were to happen here, people would be fleeing as far away from the possible danger zone and for those who are lucky enough not living near any nuclear plants or high-risk areas like New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, they might even leave our country all together just because we can’t trust anything anymore! The Japanese Government lost credibility much in a similar way after their Prime MInister reassured its citizens everything is under control but then 50 miles out from one reactor radiation levels increased 10 fold while still claiming there’s nothing wrong with Tokyo? Who do these guys think we are – idiots?! You don’t have to
The perfect storm of protection for you and your family.
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-Areas where traffic will pile up or become impassible are your best bet for safe passage during bad weather conditions or a mass evacuation. Remember that when cars flee from their homes in an emergency situation they tend to follow major routes like interstates and highways because it might seem faster than other less travelled roads – but this can trap them there too if not careful. Stay off of high guard rails and limited exits which could make things worse as people flood onto these main thoroughfares without any way out again, so look at small backroads instead for alternatives based on terrain mapping as those may have more spots where vehicles can
The tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 proved to be a great example of what happens when you don’t prepare for an emergency. The best survival tools are the ones you always have on your person, not those which can take more time and effort to find or pack away. In particular, these items should include: knife (don’t forget sharpening stone), watch (ideally waterproof), parachute wrist band with fire starter attached at one end so it’s handy but still detachable if needed; mobile phone with power bank charger cable