What The Iran Conflict Means For Preparedness is written by Samantha Biggers over at Backdoor Survival. While the article was written before the results of the missile attacks on US bases in Iraq was widely known, that isn’t really relevant for the article. Some people breathed a sigh of relief when Iran essentially said “We’re done. Take that USA.” But we don’t really know that Iran’s response is over, and it probably isn’t. The explosion/crash of Boeing 737 in Iran shortly after Iran’s statement is suspicious and could be an attempt by Iran to make a larger impact on the US economy as well as well-known US corporation. There were secondary missile attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad by Iran-backed Iraqi militias last night. Cyber threats from Iran continue. So the conflict is not over, and could heat up even more over uranium enrichment.
The conflict with Iran has many people very fearful. To be honest the whole thing has made me do a lot of thinking. I don’t want to go over the politics of the situation with you because guess what: there are a lot of things that all people have in common if they want to stay safe and protect their families from hardship on all levels.
A lot of the things I am going to talk about are things that you may already have covered and honestly should be prepared for anyway. One of the beautiful things about well planned prepping is that you can use a lot of the things that you put back even if you are lucky enough to never experience any major event. As the old saying goes, better safer than sorry…
What The Iran Conflict Means For Preparedness
- 1 If the Strait of Hormuz is closed to oil trade, this could lead to rises in fuel costs.
- 2 There doesn’t have to be a war for this to happen.
- 3 Rising Anti-American Sentiment and Terrorist Acts
- 4 Increased Cyber Attacks
- 5 Supply Disruptions and Delays
- 6 Don’t let your gas tank get below half full.
- 7 Have 7 days of food and beverage on hand.
- 8 Consider what you would do if there was a power and internet outage that lasts more than 3 days.
- 9 Check and make sure that you have a supply of any prescription medications you require and a decent first aid kit.
- 10 Purchase a water filter or several different styles of water filters if you don’t have one already.
- 11 Consider your heating needs and how you would stay warm without electricity.
- 12 If you are already a prepper, now is the time to go over your preps and see what you are lacking.
- 13 Think before you speak.
- 14 Consider what you can do for defense.
- 15 Consider if it is worth it to be in large crowds if you don’t really need to be.
- 16 Consider shopping at smaller local stores rather than the huge big box stores.
- 17 Keep living your life. Events are in motion that we have little control over.