Homestead Disaster Preparedness: Considerations for Water, Animals, Fuel and More



Ensuring clean, accessible water during times of duress is essential.

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There is nothing like waking up to another peaceful morning spent on the homestead. As the sun rises, the beauty of a brand new day is ushered in and along with it, a fresh supply of energy to power us through our day. A good deal of satisfaction can be derived from watching our homestead progress along as planned. Like that first cup of piping hot coffee, so much can be taken for granted that each day will go exactly as planned. But what if Mother Nature has a few plans of her own? Naturally, she holds the upper hand and would likely get her way. As a result, our plans become altered, and we may have to resort to a plan A, B or C, or maybe even all three!

At its core, a homestead is mired in self-sufficiency. Which is probably one of the many reasons that we have chosen the homestead lifestyle in the first place. Most homesteaders quickly come to realize just how critical their back-up plans are to overall self-sufficiency. Never is this more critical than when a natural disaster strikes. Realizing how critical a homestead disaster plan is, it is always a good idea to update and review these plans periodically. What better time than the present to review viable plans which could greatly affect the positive outcome of your homestead during a natural disaster?

Since no two homesteads are alike and each may be located in a different climate area, with varied concerns, each homestead will have to consider its own unique needs during a natural disaster. This blog is not intended to be prescriptive or exhaustive in addressing any one homestead's needs. It is intended to review those common areas which may deserve further consideration when it comes to general homestead disaster planning and preparedness.

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