Experts recommends survival tips in times of crisis

Experts recommends survival tips in times of crisis

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has seen its share of mega calamities. There was the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 1990. A year after was Mt. Pinatubo, the second largest volcanic eruption of the twentieth century. Then came Ondoy, the most devastating typhoon in the 2009 Pacific typhoon season.

Possible repeat of these catastrophes is always a given. Even after going through all that, there is always the possibility that the worst is yet to come.

Hence the importance of preparing a survival kit available at all times.

According to Dr. Ted Esguerra, Chairman, Search and Rescue Unit Foundation, the essential things a survival kit should contain are the following:
• Any kind of knife
• Mineral water ( keep the bottle for other uses)
• Whistle
• Tarpaulin 
• Source of fire ( match or lighter)
• Canned food and chocolates
• Back pack (to keep everything in)

Dr. Esguerra believes everyone should have the initiative to prepare for themselves and not just wait and rely on the government for help. It is every Filipino’s responsibility for everyone’s safety. (UNTV News)