Step number 8 in our preparation process deals with security. No matter your choice of alternate emergency, permanent or temporary shelter (from Step 7) you should also have the ability to lock your belongings to reduce theft.

If you have chosen a mobile form of shelter for emergency preparedness, then your security system of course must also be mobile or attached within the mobile unit (R.V) and have the ability to be canceled. This can be one or more safety boxes, ammo cans or anything that is impenetrable or can be hidden.

If your choice for riding out an emergency is to stay put in a permanent dwelling. Your option for security can be more solid and immobile.  If in a home, you can invest in a safe or some form of discrete and secure place for anything you deem valuable. Of course be sure the doors and windows of your home lock securely. You may even want to invest in some form of alert device for break-in awareness.

There is no reason to fear an emergency situation. This series of steps is not to induce fear or panic, but rather to put rational thought in process prior to a time of irrational circumstances.

Above all, know your Spiritual security as the most important issue.

Best Blessings!



Donna Miller is an author, teacher and work-from-home wife and mother with three home-school graduates. The Millers own and operate  Millers Grain House  which offers Organic and Chemical-free Whole Grains, Bosch Mixers, the NutriMill, instructional tutorials, recipes and more. She also writes for The Dollar Stretcher