I live in sunny southern California, in Santa Clarita to be exact. I lived through the Northridge earthquake, flooding, the Los Angeles riots, working in Iraq and Afghanistan, and "rolling blackouts". I want to share my experiences and applied knowledge of surving disasters so that you and your family can SURVIVE and prosper after the forthcoming natural and man made disasters heading our way.
During my travel to Ass-Crack-Istan, I got stuck in Kuwait...and am still here. Although not considered a third world country, by any means, I know I still need to prepare incase of an emergency. With Iran testing rockets which could land here, or Afghanistan, I need to have a bug out bag ready.
The US currency is in the toilet and it takes almost 4 dollars to buy one of their Kuwait Dinars; so, purchasing stuff at the store sucks big time. I did buy some preps which I keep in my BOB back home....primarily peanut butter, canned tuna, and top raman. I scavange the soap, shampoo, contidioner, cotton balls, Qtips, water, plastic bags, paper clips, pens, toilet paper, jelly, salt, and sugar from the hotel. I also found a spray bottle I can use as a mister if I get caught outside during the heat of the day. When I see matches laying around, I pick them up...reasons you can figure out...and no, I dont smoke. I found the emergency exits, walked to them with my eyes closed, and found the rally points outside. I found a map and can walk to the airport in necessary, but since I am making friends with some of the hotel staff, I am sure I can get a ride from them if necessary.
Most importantly, when I do go out to the store, I make sure I dont stand out like the rest of the ExPats working here. I dont get all dressed up, I dont speak or act loudly, and am always very polite to EVERYONE I meet...and never go out by myself.
Here is a pic of some of my preps...and a great view from my hotel. Remember eveyone...practice, practice, practice....and build up some preps today.