Disaster Preparedness - Why You Should Consider Land

Disaster Prep

Disasters seem to be happening more all over the world in a strange way. Whether natural or human-made, they can strike with little warning. Causing immeasurable suffering for many including potentially your family in the case of such disaster. In an era where the frequency and intensity of disasters are on the rise, disaster preparedness has never been more critical. Disaster preparedness is vital, even if you just choose to have kits and water to sustain yourself. However, there's a unique strategy some of those living in the big cities have. Particularly raw land, a place to get out and avoid a major disaster with potential riots and lack of supplies for city residence. 

This article in no way is to suggest any fear mongering, hopefully nothing ever comes to needing a disaster kit or anything else. But there has been some very disastrous events as of recent world wide. Any kind of disaster kit or water storage is quite common, those living in hurricane zones this is just common knowledge. The issue is big cities, there are so many people and only limited amount of food and supplies. Should infrastructure be impacted, it make take time for supplies to come in by trucks or even by air support. 

For the purpose of this article we won't be going into a supply kits you may need or how much water...etc. This article is a strategy of having an escape plan out of a big city till things calm down. If you don't own a secondary home somewhere raw land could be considered quite useful, especially remote land where you can have supplies or park an RV. Any sort of campground or BLM land won't be as private, might be overran and even have issues with theft. It's really hard to say for now how the reaction of a major city would turn out. 

Raw land can be a valuable component of a disaster escape plan, offering several advantages in times of crisis. Here are three ways in which raw land can be useful in a disaster escape plan:

1. Safe Refuge and Temporary Shelter

Land for Shelter

Raw land can serve as a designated safe refuge and temporary shelter during disasters, such as natural calamities or civil emergencies. Here's how:

Camping and Survival Shelter: If you have access to raw land, you can establish a well-equipped camping site or survival shelter on the property. This shelter can serve as a safe haven in the event of evacuation or when traditional housing is compromised.

Escape Route: Raw land can also provide an alternative escape route. In some situations, established roadways may become impassable due to debris or congestion. Having access to raw land allows you to plan escape routes that bypass congested areas or dangerous zones.

Respite and Recovery: After a disaster, your raw land can offer a place for respite and recovery. It can be used for setting up tents, makeshift dwellings, or even as a base for recovery operations until more suitable accommodations or assistance become available.

2. Food Production and Self-Sufficiency:

Growing food on your land

Raw land can be utilized for food production, enhancing self-sufficiency and resilience during disasters:

Gardening and Agriculture: You can cultivate a garden or small-scale agricultural crops on your raw land. This provides a sustainable source of fresh food, reducing the reliance on external food supplies that may be disrupted during emergencies.

Livestock and Animal Husbandry: If the land is suitable, you can raise livestock or poultry, such as chickens or goats, for a supply of meat, eggs, and dairy products. This diversifies your food sources and enhances your disaster preparedness.

Water Source Development: Raw land may have access to natural water sources like rivers, streams, or groundwater. Establishing water collection and purification systems on the property ensures a reliable water supply during emergencies.

3. Privacy and Security:

Protecting your land in a disaster

Raw land can offer a degree of privacy and security that may be essential during disasters:

Avoiding Crowds and Chaos: In the event of large-scale disasters, urban areas can become overcrowded and chaotic. Raw land provides a more secluded and secure environment where you can avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Security Measures: You can implement security measures on your raw land, such as perimeter fencing, surveillance, or concealed shelters, to protect yourself and your belongings in times of crisis.

Control Over Resources: Owning raw land allows you to have control over essential resources like shelter, food, and water, reducing dependence on external sources and enhancing your ability to sustain yourself during extended emergencies.

Remember that the usefulness of raw land in a disaster escape plan depends on factors such as its location, accessibility, suitability for your intended purposes, and the specific disaster scenarios you are preparing for. It's important to plan and develop your raw land with disaster preparedness in mind, ensuring that it meets your needs and enhances your ability to respond effectively in emergencies. 


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