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Make Sure You Have A Plan

If the past two years have taught us anything, it is to be aware of what is happening globally and locally. That means having a plan before the moment strikes. There are plenty of articles dedicated to preparing our households to respond to the next thing or incident. Preparedness is not a thing of the past; it is a mainstream way of life because we all know the anxiety that surprises may bring sucks. And, having your mind right and ready matters.

It is vital to have some semblance of comfort, and knowing what is ahead of you helps. Even a couple of weeks can make a difference compared to the previous experience.

Be Ready For The Next Incident – Plan Forward

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We are probably a little apprehensive when some say that we are on the other side of the pandemic. It is not arrogant to say that the past two years’ events are becoming the past, but what is next is possibly another thriller. So much is happening and unraveling around us. It takes time to digest the events and reconcile them to our lives, determine what is essential and unnecessary, and decide if anything requires an immediate or delayed response.

It is necessary to monitor what happens in your immediate circle and anything that may have an arm’s length impact on how you live. Do not let worry be the primary driver, but prepare to avoid being surprised. We probably know what we would do differently from the past two years, and we should take that knowledge and make it our plan to be prepared for the next time, especially in our individual households.

Follow Live Streaming Feeds And Hashtags

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It is not very comforting to realize we did not prepare for a situation that is spreading and intensifying in front of our eyes. Nobody wants to repeat the past two years of being spontaneous and panicking over a problem that was, in some fashion, covered on a global scale.

Here are seven easy ways to discover what is happening locally, nationally, and globally without relying on half-baked statuses, conspiracy posts, and secondhand or incomplete social media feeds.

  1. Check out the local news station that goes live regarding events.
  2. Make an effort to follow local TikTok users who stream live.
  3. It is a good idea to follow trending and live feed hashtags for TikTok or IG reels in the U.S.
  4. Follow hashtags for TikTok for IG reels for other countries such as the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia.
  5. Find a new stations in other countries dedicated to providing global coverage.
  6. Read blogs run by credible institutions. They will contain more information than you know.
  7. Twitter is still a substantial source of what is arising in the here and now, so check in on trending topics. 

Remember

“We are not preparing for the world we live in – we are preparing for the world we find ourselves in.”
― Michael Mabee, Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community: Building a Civil Defense Plan for a Long-Term Catastrophe