What we are looking at in the future is really energy descend, localization and sustainability. Euro, Amero, CAD, and USD are leaving us shortly. Consequently, investing in currency or precious metals will leave you nowhere. The only investment that is worth it is into preparing for a sustainable life.
Energy descend might hit different geographical areas differently, and goal here is to try and make this transition smoother. First we’ll be changing our consciousness, of course, and then all the practical actions will follow. One of the simple (and useful) tasks in this direction is preparing your own 72-hour emergency survival kit.
This will take your mind off a daunting task of becoming sustainable and help you concentrate on simple steps that you can take today. That will also help your consciousness’s transition to think sustainably.
Although you can just buy a prepackaged 72-hour survival kit nonetheless you’ll need to invest time into creating a good plan for emergency, collect phone numbers and scan your documents.
By the way, government of Canada considers it a responsibility of a family to have a survival kit at least for the first 72 hours of any disaster. Here are the MUST HAVE items suggested to store in an easy-to-carry backpack:
Water – two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
Food – that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)
Manual can opener
Flashlight and batteries
Battery–powered or wind–up radio (and extra batteries)
First aid kit
Special needs items – prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
Extra keys – for your car and house
Cash – include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
Emergency plan – include a copy of it and ensure it contains in–town and out–of–town contact information
Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning
Candles and matches or lighter (place in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)
Change of clothing and footwear for each household member
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member
Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets
Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, pocket knife, crowbar, axe and saw)
Small fuel-operated stove and fuel such as MSR XGK Ex Stove
Whistle (to attract attention)