On Friday I told you how to make sure your family was stocked with the access to the most important element, water. In Bug-Out Basecamp Essentials Countdown #6 I recommended you buy a supply of water storage boxes to haul H2O to your retreat.
Water is a short-term necessity, it’s a must have and vital to your continued existence. Today I’m going to ask you to think a little more long-term. Given a disaster situation, it’s not enough to have a stack of food and water (though of course that helps) and guns to keep it safe (that helps too), but you must also have the ability to look after yourself and your family on a number fronts. What happens if you have a medical emergency? First aid is of course a necessity, but in a major disaster doctors are going to be in short supply given the undoubtedly higher demand. You need to have the tools necessary for taking care of yourself. With today’s modern technology, proper medical supplies are both affordable and portable, so you can have them at your base-camp, ready to go.
First it was ambulances, but now airplanes and office buildings have also started to receive their own portable defibrillators. Putting a Philips HeadStart OnSite Defibrillator in your basecamp helps your chances of survival. In a remote location, away from your usual city home, you can’t rely on doctors or paramedics to show up, especially in the event of a major catastrophe. You need to rely on yourself.
If someone goes into cardiac arrest, you’ll be talked through the process by calm, clear voice prompts from the HeadStart OnSite Defibrillator. It would be great to have one of these defibrillators in your home or business too.