Disaster Preparedness

                      EDisasterSystems - Emergency Kit Banner

Natural Hazards

Learn about the natural hazards in your region. Learn how to prepare for them – a natural hazard need not be a natural disaster. Being prepared can make a world of difference.

Natural Hazards In Canada  

Natural Hazards In USA

Other Disasters

A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of a specific disease which affects a large proportion of the population. The World Health Organization (WHO) produce a six-stage classification that describes the process by which a novel influenza virus moves from the first few infections in humans through to a pandemic.

National/Global Financial Crisis -  Inflation 
Negative effects of inflation include a decrease in the real value of money and other monetary items, and if inflation is rapid enough, shortages of goods. Inflation can lead to massive demonstrations and revolutions. Food inflation is one of the main reasons for a sensible food storage program. If inflation gets totally out of control , it can grossly interfere with the normal workings of the economy, hurting its ability to supply goods. Hyperinflation can lead to the abandonment of the use of the country's currency.

Reccomended Books

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 2nd Edition By Arthur Bradley
This handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster preparedness plan for your entire family. Discussions of long-term food storage options, firearm selection and handling, disaster preparedness networks, radiological emergencies, our country’s impending financial collapse, and much more. Steps to help you prepare for the five deadliest types of natural disasters: earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis. Easy-to-copy worksheets to help organize your family's preparedness plans. Additional information is presented for the elderly, those with children, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and pet owners.

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times By James Wesley Rawles
The definitive guide on how to prepare for any crisis--from global financial collapse to a pandemic. It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a global pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation--you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you've never imagined. Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, editor of SurvivalBlog.com, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for you family to survive.

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster By Bernie Carr and Evan Wondolowski
From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive projects:

When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival By Matthew Stein Forward by James Wesley Rawles
This disaster-preparedness manual outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable.

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios ByLisa Bedford
Undaunted by the prospect of TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know It), Lisa Bedford tackles every what-if and worst-case scenario head-on, offering practical advice on how to prepare your family for whatever might come your way. From a few days without electricity to an unexpected job loss or total chaos after the destruction of a tornado, Survival Mom provides everything you need to become self-reliant and establish plans for your family, including: preparing the home for a natural disaster to alternative sources of energy in a power's-out .  Whether you're a full-fledged "prepper" or just getting started, with customizable forms and checklists  Survival Mom replaces paranoia and panic with the peace of knowing YOU have the power to keep your loved ones safe and secure.