Today: Are you prepared? Are you really prepared for anything? Hurricane Harvey rolled though Texas and then came back for more. The storm went through and devastated a bunch of small towns along the gulf just missing some of the bigger ones.
When it came back for more it slammed the Houston area. Houston is one of the biggest cities in America and is now under water as of this recording. They had record amounts of rain, and well over the 100 year flood event. Houston doesn’t do well for flooding as it is. Highways in and out are closed because the road is gone.
What are you doing to be prepared for a disaster in your area? In your home? Are you really doing everything you could be doing?
Where Harvey Hit
People Being Displaced:
Large influx of people
The 10% are out of their element
Uptick in crime
Bad guys lose their normal income and hunting grounds
Everyone is a little more desperate
Truck set up easily for emergencies
Need to add wood and more screws to it
Have lots of cribbing material
Need more boards to home to shore up holes if I need it
Need some tarps for the same reason for holes in roof
Could use another ladder
More rope 550 and Cotton Rope
Food and Water
Want 6 months on hand
We took in someone and probably had a week with extra person
Water was starting to be cleared out
Want extra cases to donate to people; bottles are best
Air conditioned building in the back would be great for stores
What I’m doing
Clean out our home
Add lots of preps with extra room
Old Military Rule: Always be improving your position.
What are you doing to prepare for a natural disaster?
I’ve loved shooting since the first time I pulled a trigger at age 8. During high school I volunteered at my local PD where I learned more about handguns. I joined the Marine Corps Infantry after high school. I was a reserve for 10 years with 2 years of active duty and 1 tour in Iraq in 2003. I worked for an armored car company for almost 7 years mostly in the LA area of California. During all that I also got a degree in law enforcement and went through two different police academies. Being a cop never worked out, but through it all I’ve always been training people to fight. I spent all of 2008 in Iraq again as a private contractor defending a base. There I got to teach and train with the US Army and others. Now I want to bring that experience and my joy of teaching to others. I love teaching firearms and want the good people of the world to be able to defend themselves. It’s now my mission and purpose in life.