On the topic of preparedness, someone sent me a link to this “How To” guide for surviving a rocket attack. Farfetched? The author lives in Israel, and says, “The intention of this instructable is not to be political but to offer a ‘How to Survive Guide’ in the event you might be under rocket fire.” Instructions include:
Its important to pray for the best but prepare for the worst. We keep water and food handy. Israel also distributes gas masks to its citizens in the event of a chemical or biological attack.
It’s not necessary to favor one side or the other to appreciate the risks and necessity of preparedness for civilians in conflict areas everywhere. It’s also a reminder that preparedness is something we all should attend to, even for those of us whose dangers are less predictable and less frequent.