Basic Survival Guide
Disasters: Why No one’s Really 100% Safe
This is common knowledge—that disaster is everywhere. It’s in the streets,
it’s inside your campuses, and it can even be found inside your home.
The question is not whether we are safe (because no one is really THAT secure
anymore) but whether we can do something to lessen the odds of ever
becoming a victim.
First, what is a disaster, anyway? By definition, a disaster is any
catastrophe or tragedy that occurs (can also be identified as destruction or
That doesn’t sound good at all, does it? We should be alarmed at
the mere mention of this term and we have good reasons to be because
there are so many kinds of disasters.
In a nutshell, each individual should have a disaster plan (plan A and B, if
necessary). Disasters are a reality that each of us should avoid but not
ignore. Knowledge and preparedness should be able to save lives—many
lives. This is not meant to frighten you but to warn you so that you could
arm yourself with the essential things that you would need for survival. And
the time to prepare is NOW.