Are you prepared at work?
Answer this question honestly: Are you satisfied with your survival preps at work? 86% of workers said no. Read on to find ways to prep yourself at your workplace without (too much) embarrassment.
Work. That four-letter word that strikes fear into the masses. The inspiration for the automatic drip coffee maker. The creation of the need for a snooze button on the alarm clock. Whether you like it or not, most of us have to do it, and many of us work in high-rises or other situations where survival would be wrought with extra dangers if a disaster were to hit. The most important thing to remember is to keep calm. If you panic and lose your head, your chances of losing your head are heightened vastly.
You may wish to keep your preps small and nondescript if you are in a situation requiring the upkeep of a certain image. Walking in Monday morning in your freshly pressed suit and tie, sporting a bright orange 72-hour kit might bring up some juicy conversation behind your back at the water cooler. Or you may work at a job where there is not anywhere you can store emergency supplies. In any case, you will need to have something quick and portable.
An emergency blanket is important in case you are stuck in the building after some catastrophic event and the power is out; or if you have to leave and walk home because transportation is stopped. They are cheap, you can find them in any drug store, and they are small enough to fit in a pocket.
Stash a couple water bottles in your desk. Whether the situation requires you to stay or go, you will not have thirst hampering your spirits.
You also might want to think about a hand crank emergency radio. Some are the size of your hand and have adaptors to charge cell phones. You can monitor the emergency weather broadcasts in a natural catastrophe, and even know which way to flee from the zombie hoard upon your escape from the office building.
A knife is highly valuable. The uses are vast; from protection to getting yourself out of tight situations, to ease in eating.
You may want to consider killing two birds with one stone with a stun-gun/flashlight combo. The possibilities of riots are substantial in any scenario where there is a need to break into your survival preps.
If you are a woman who wears high heels, keep a pair of tennis shoes at work. Moreover, you will have a reason to take a brisk 20-minute walk on your lunch hour. Great for survival and your middle!
Have a Plan
And practice it. Know the emergency escape routes out of your building.