Sanatan Sanstha provides guidance on how to survive during the adverse times !
To read Part 5, click here Preparation required to survive during the adverse times Part 5
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale, the only
visionary active for the survival of humans in the adverse times !
3. Various physical level preparations to face the adverse times
3 E. Start purchasing from now the items of daily
use for the family as well as those of occasional use
At the eleventh hour, one may not be able to think of the items that will prove to be handy, during the adverse times. To facilitate readers buy such things, they have been enlisted ahead. Considering the number of the family members, their age and the number of rooms in the house, select the essential commodities and buy them in adequate quantity. If you happen to remember some items that we have missed, buy them as well.
3 E 1. Items of daily use
Tooth paste, shaving kit, hair cutting kit, bathing and laundry soaps, clothes, hair oil, kumkum, mirror, combs, nail cutter, spare spectacles (as substitute in case one in use breaks), iron (ideally working coal), bed-sheets and blankets, brooms, bathroom cleaning liquid, pen and pencil, footwear, etc.
(Among these, tooth powder, bathing soap [7 fragrances], hair oil and kumkum are available as Sanatan products)
3 E 2. Kitchen equipment
Spare pliers (kitchen pliers currently in use may break), mortar and pestle, chopping knife, knife sharpener, etc.
3 E 3. Seasonal requirements
A. Summer requirements : Hand-fan, goggle, scarf to cover face and neck from the sun, cap, etc.
B. Rainy season requirements : Umbrella, rain-coat, footwear for rainy season, etc.
C. Winter requirements : Sweater, hand-gloves, socks, cap that covers ears, shawl, muffler, blanket, etc.
3 E 4. Household essentials
A. Things required for minor repairs
Tacks (tacks or small drawing pins will be useful to fix footwear), nails, hammer, spanner, pliers, screw driver, cutter, hacksaw for cutting small planks, polish paper to smoothen the borders of planks, pair of scissors, measuring tape, etc.
B. Sewing equipment
Needle-thread, buttons, pair of scissors, measuring tape (For measuring cloth), sewing machine, etc.
C. Substances for stopping the menace by some creatures
Medicines to stop the menace of mosquitoes, rats, bugs, ants, lice, their eggs, etc.; a rat-trap, mosquito net, etc.
D. Things which should be spare
Bucket and mug for bathing, tub for soaking clothes, brush for scrubbing clothes, electrical spares [bulbs, tube lights, two-pin and three–pin plugs and holder], stripes of rubber slippers, etc.
E. Other things
A radio to listen to the Government instructions , a winding clock, automatically winding wristwatches, portable solar charger for charging mobile, gas lighter, windproof lighter, candles, twine, rope, cord for drying clothes, cycle-pump for filling air in cycle tubes, electric tester, etc.
3 E 5. Equipment useful for patients
Thermometer, hot-water bag, small mortar and pestle for pounding Ayurvedic tablets, wooden commode, diapers, etc.
3 E 6. Equipment for self-defence
There could be disorder, riots during the adverse times. Things that will be handy to protect ourselves from evil elements such as Pepper spray, stick / staff, whipping chain, etc.
3 E 7. Sattvik products for spiritual remedies
Sanatan’s kumukum, fragrance, cow’s urine-concentrate, incense sticks, camphor, Deities’ pictures, Name-strips of Deities, etc.
For detailed information on spiritual remedies visit – www.sanatan.org/en/spiritual-remedies or learn it from Sanatan Sanstha’s seekers.
3 E 8. Things that are useful during temporary evacuation
During eventuality such as floods, the house has to be evacuated immediately upon receiving the warning from the administration. A list of commodities which we need to carry at such times is given ahead. This would help to minimise the last moment commotion and save from the misery of leaving the house without important material.
A. A big strong and easy-to-carry bag to fill all the things and a haversack.
B. Tooth paste, shaving kit, soap, small mirror, comb, daily wears, bed sheets / blankets and regular medicines.
C. Dry eatables and drinking water sufficient for about 3 days.
D. Chlorine for purifying water.
E. Mobile and its charger, note-book having power bank and mobile numbers.
F. A torch operating on batteries and a big electrically charged torch having large focus.
G. Candles and match box that can be ignited despite humid environment or when wet.
H. Photocopies or originals of important documents (such as ration card, Adhar card, bank Passbook) and ATM card.
I. First-aid kit, mask to cover the nose and the mouth.
J. Thick cord, compass and a whistle for alerting everybody.
K. A small transistor for listening to the Government instructions, news, etc. relayed from All India Radio
Material for spiritual remedies.
3 E 9. Things which are useful during disasters such as earthquakes, floods, etc.
A. Tent, big tarpaulin and a thick plastic sheet
Tent can be used as a temporary shelter. Tarpaulin and thick plastic sheets can be used for protecting the stuff which will have to be kept in the open, from getting wet.
B. Life-jacket and dinghy
These things will be handy for individuals staying in flood prone areas. They are available Online. When you buy a dinghy, learn also to operate it.
C. Gas Mask and Portable Oxygen Mask Tank
Gas Mask is a life saver during leakage of poisonous gas. A person can try to reach a safe place by using it. A patient can be saved by giving oxygen through Portable Oxygen Mask Tank. Gas Mask and Portable Oxygen Mask Tank are available online.
D. Walkie–Talkie and Ham radio
These are wireless gadgets handy for communication. When telephones and mobile phones stop functioning or otherwise, by taking permission of the administration, walkie-talkie and Ham Radio can be used. Obtain greater information about these gadgets from the one who is well versed in it.
E. Other things
Forehead torch (Both hands remain free), small binocular, signalling mirror (Its flickering light can draw the attention of individuals who happen to be far away, to the place where we are stuck.), Para Cord (Strong enough to hold heavy weight), Rain Poncho (Big Raincoat with a cap), Emergency Personal Alarm and Thermal Blanket (Useful in severe cold region)
3 E 10. Things suggested elsewhere in the present text
As preparation to face the adverse times, buy things associated with food grains, water, electricity, travel, etc. (For example, grain preservatives, water tank).
3 E 11. Buy spares for home appliances and learn from an expert to repair those appliances
Appliances such as fan, water tap, mixer might break down during adverse times and their spare parts may not be available easily then; besides, mechanic for repairing them too would be difficult to find. Therefore, buy and keep the spares for these appliances, so also learn to repair them as much as possible.
Which spares of household appliances to purchase, so also, what should be learnt about their repair, is given at some places ahead.
3 E 11 A. Spare parts of kitchen appliances
Whistle and gasket of pressure cooker, carbon brushes (A sliding contact used for transmitting electrical current from a static to rotating part in a motor) for mixer, cooking gas rubber hose, etc.
3 E 11 B. Spares of traditional lamps
Glass of chimaṇi (Small lamp) and lantern, wick, flame adjusting key, etc.
3 E 11 C 3. Spare parts of electrical wiring and lamps
Starter of tube-lights, insulation tape, fuse wire and fuses, electrical switches, extension cord, ordinary wire, regulator of ceiling fan, etc.
Learn to replace the starter of tube-light, electric switches, etc., how to renew a fuse wire, etc.
3 E 11 D. Spare parts associated with plumbing
Water-tap, washer, Teflon tape, necessary spanners, adhesives such as M-seal, Glue stick (This plastic stick if melted, can seal the leakage in a PVC pipes), stripes of cycle tube (These are used to stop water– leakage), water-pipes, etc.
3 E 11 E. Spare parts of vehicles
We can keep in stock some consumable spares of bicycle, cycle-rickshaw, two-wheeler, four-wheeler, bullock cart, horse carriage, etc., for example, if you have a cycle, equipment to repair the tyre puncture, tube, tyre, etc.
Learn to maintain and repair vehicles you possess, for example, if you have a cycle, learn to repair the puncture.
To read Part 7, click here Preparation required to survive during the adverse times Part 7
Reference : Sanatan’s forthcoming Text series – ‘Preparations required to survive the adverse times’
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