What are your priorities in preparedness? When you look at what can kill you fastest, my list is as follows:
1- shelter/heat. You can die in just an hour from exposure to severe cold. Frost bite can set in within 5-10 minutes. Shelter should be a number 1 priority!
2 - Water. Many body functions begin shutting down after only 3 days without water.
3 - SANITATION. Many people would put food storage as more important, but diseases and diarrhea set in quickly. Most disasters (hurricanes, etc) report that more people died as the result of unsanitary situations than deaths caused by the actual emergency.
4... After these you can list your priorities, food storage, lights, first aid, methods of cooking, transportation, communication, cash, etc. All are important but without the first three, the others will not be needed for very long.
I saw a post somewhere, I believe it was in a powerpoint presentation that had two pages of a handout by Kathryn McMullin. I'll post it here. I hope it is clear enough to read.
There are two pictures, click on each to see the whole page of the handout.
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