By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
One of the most important things you can do is collect information and resources before an emergency situation. Suppose there was a severe crisis in which basic utilities failed. No matter where you are located, you would need to be able to locate important sites around you. Identify the location of every hospital, drug store, military surplus store, Walmart, sports good store, lake, creek, and military base in your area. I found a website that allows you to find a lot of these things ahead of time. It's simple, you type in your zip code and the site gives you a map of all of the hospitals, drug stores, military stores in your area.
It's called Map of the Dead
I highly recommend it. Simply print out your map and you can use this during a crisis.
A friend of mine mentioned drug stores during a SHTF (shit hits the fan) situation, stating that there will be a lot of drugs that people will not be able to identify. What was my response? I went online and found a list of antibiotics. Now, I have a hard copy of various antibiotics so I can identify them during an emergency.it may also be a great idea to collect manuals and books of home repair.
I may not have all of the knowledge to survive a shtf situation, but at least I'll have the books.