実践ビジネス英語 2019/1/24 L20本文
24 木 Lesson20 Be Prepared (2) 本文
But most of the local preppers I’ve come across have more immediate, local concerns like earthquakes or hurricanes or an economic collapse.
I can understand that mentality Natural disasters have when they’re least expected, as they say.
In Japan we’re always facing the possibility of earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. In fact, September is Disaster Prevention Day in Japan. How exactly do Americans prepare for disasters?
We make sure we have enough food, water supplies to enable us to survive if calamity strikes.
Grocery store shelves will be bare in no time if there’s a natural disaster or pandemic. We saw that kind of thing happen here in New York in recent years in the aftermath of hurricanes.
Once those shelves are bare and empty, it’ll be everyone for themselves. Clean drinking water will be a premium. Must-have items like first-aid supplies will probably be in short supply, if disaster strikes. And of course, you must know the basics of first aid.
Yes I’ve taken courses in basic survival meth with other prepper wannabes. You also need to keep a number of other vital supplies on hand. Flashlights, batteries, matches and toiletries are standard items.