So today I’m going to elaborate on a couple things which would also be essential to have with you in a form of crisis.
- Proper Clothing
- Proper Footwear
These two items are very important for obvious reasons, if you freeze to death, or die of heat stroke, that’s not ideal, neither is not being able to walk because your feet are all blistered, or hurt due to the shoes you may or may not have been wearing.
When it comes to clothing it really depends on where you are. If you are in a region where it’s primarily warm, then you don’t really need to worry about warmer clothes, except for maybe an extra pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt in case of a chilly day. But if you live in an area where it get’s cold then you’ll need much more than an extra pair of clothes.
Living in Nebraska I would say that you have to worry about the cold over the heat since the winters here are normally worse than the summers. The hottest is get’s here is around low to mid 90 degrees, compared to some places where it get’s much hotter. There I would say you’d have to keep the heat into a larger consideration. And yes 90-degree weather can still be dangerous if you don’t have the proper water and shelter, it’s not completely unbearable.
Now the winters here hit zero degrees or below quite often, and though not as bad as many other places, still life threatening if you have no shelter or the proper clothing.
Now, I’m just telling you the little things I’ve learned, I am by far no expert, but I’m sharing what I know for those who are only now starting to do these things.
I have a couple pairs of what are called Base Layers. Based on my experience wearing them in the cold, overnight and during the day, they work very well as long as you get some which are good quality. For this, you’ll have to do some digging, and I’m not knowledgeable to start giving you my opinion, so my advice is that you do some research before you make your decision on what to get.
To wrap up clothing before moving to footwear, I would add head and face protection, hats face-masks, etc. Also hands and feet, gloves, mittens, socks. Doing and digging into any of these items will tell you the best to get, and the best deals, as these things can get a little pricey.
Footwear isn’t really as complicated, you just have to make sure you have a good pair of shoes. Now me, I have a good pair of hiking shoes and a good pair of boots. These things to can be pretty expensive if you get the newest and best, so here, yeah, once again you’ll have to do your homework.
Now I’m not claiming to be some professional, and there will be those who disagree with me on some things. All I’m doing here is telling you what works for me, and encouraging you to get the ball rolling in the direction to make sure you and your family are well prepared in case of a crisis.
God bless. Zac.