Fire, Water and the Unexpected: Disaster Prep
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year of unexpected events and a new mindset on how quickly things can change. That being said, the one thing that maintains a certain level of predictability are seasonal natural disasters that impact North America from coast to coast, year after year. This early fall period brings in hurricanes that ravage the south and east coasts and wildfires that seem to tirelessly burn the west. While these natural disasters are often unpredictable in movement and strength, they are somewhat predictable in terms of when they traditionally hit.
It might come as no surprise that September is National Preparedness Month. This entire month is dedicated to encouraging and educating all of us on how to have a plan, gather supplies and build a basic know-how on what to do when disaster strikes. Being prepared for a disaster not only includes yourself, but all of those around you including your family and even your pets.
National Preparedness Month hits home for the Survivor Filter team considering the importance of having clean water, especially during a disaster. Maybe it’s a straw filter to keep in your go-bag, a PRO pump filter for the emergency kit in your vehicle or installing the new in-home filter system for clean water at your faucet day to day—or as a precautionary measure in case you are stranded in your home for extended periods of time without access to clean water.
When developing your disaster plan it’s so important to prioritize water near the top of your list. Again, not only for yourself, but for your entire family and any four-legged friends you might have running around. It takes a staggering amount of water to keep even a small group of people properly hydrated, so having a reliable water filter that works and can produce an adequate amount of water is of the upmost importance.
If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be more prepared and equipped for unexpected events at a moment’s notice. No matter where you live, the threat of a natural disaster is real. Maybe it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes or something else, but the need for clean water remains for safety and survival. As we move through these tough seasons, we always work to learn, adapt and improve our products to keep you better prepared and ready for anything.