Safe Harbor’s 9 Modules for Preparedness

Safe Harbor Alliance believes that there are nine (9) key areas that need to be address when thinking about survival in an emergency. These are what we refer to as “modules”. Below you will find a description of each.

Foundation

1 FOUNDATION:

Unchanging Principles and Truths – This must be the umbrella for everything.  It is vital to base everything within these nine areas upon a clear understanding of unchanging truths and principles.  The BELIEF that you will survive is KEY. Without this foundation, as the stress in all areas around you increases. Everything, including yourself, will crumble. Learn more…

Clothing

2 CLOTHING:

Personal Portable Shelter– Clothing is your first, most important and most reliable line of defense against the elements. Proper clothing is not about looks or style. It is about long-term comfort, safety and durability. No matter what conditions you are exposed to, if you have the right clothing, you can be without shelter if needed. Learn more…

Water

3 WATER:

The Liquid of Life – You are a creature of water. Without an adequate supply of clean, sanitary water you will suffer stress and great discomfort within hours; injury and death will follow in a very few days. You must be properly be prepared for when the pipes run dry, no matter how long that may be. Learn more…

Sanitation

4 SANITATION:

The Hidden Disaster– If you get this wrong, you die. When our modern infrastructure fails, the issues and needs surrounding all areas of sanitation are grossly overlooked and underestimated. Disease, pestilence, suffering and death quickly become epidemic when sanitation breaks down within households, communities and whole societies. History has repeatedly demonstrated this fact. Learn more…

Nutrition

5 NUTRITION:

You Are What You Eat and Drink – This is the key to your health and strength before, during and after a disaster. Food and drink are also the easiest and most common way of damaging your body, mind and soul. Things consumed as food and drink are not by default nutritious. Nutrition only happens through willful educated choices. Learn more…

Shelter

6 SHELTER:

There Can Be Great Value In Coming Inside – At times and for many reasons shelter, in its multiple and various forms, contributes to and supports all of the other eight areas. Shelter can contribute directly to comfort, safety, security, rest, recreation and overall well-being. Learn more…

Wellness

7 WELLNESS:

Vitality of the Mind, Body and Soul – Wellness is far more than just not being sick. To some degree, it is about all six of the different creatures that are in our makeup: spiritual, mental, emotional, intellectual, physical and social. To achieve true vibrant well-being, all of these “six-creatures” must be nurtured in balance against a background of safety and protection for every situation. Learn more…

Tools

8 TOOLS:

To Repair, Maintain, Support and Create– Tools synergistically support all nine modules. They are far more diverse than just shovels, hammers and saws. Fire itself is a tool. Transportation, in its various forms, is also a tool, as is light when it’s dark. The diversity of the tools we create and our propensity for them, as much as anything else, separates us from all other creatures.Learn more…

Supplies

9 SUPPLIES:

Items Used, Consumed and Replenished– From the everyday common to the less obvious, there is a plethora of different supplies utilized within all nine modules. The type, quantity and variety of supplies will vary somewhat for each individual household and situation. However, without an adequate supply of the necessities of life, we will perish. Beyond the bare necessities there are many consumables that make life much more tolerable, even enjoyable. Learn more…