Former Navy SEAL shares real-world checklist for disaster preparation

If disaster were to strike tomorrow, would you be ready? Because disasters can happen at any moment, preparedness is important for survival and recovery.

Retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson stopped to give PIX11 some tips to enhance personal safety.

  • Create a personal kit with some of these everyday carry items
    • Zebra pen
    • Bullet proof insert
    • Altoids tin with Band-Aids, super glue, Kevlar laces, and a lighter
    • Medical shears
    • Map
    • Small flashlight
    • Roll of coins
    • Bandana
    • Energy bars
    • Key ring with LED, glass break, whistle, and keys
  • Build tactical nightstand : Hide counter-intruder tools in and around your nightstand.
    • Zero Trace flashlight
    • Hornet spray
    • Fixed-blade knife
    • First-aid kit
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Body armor
    • Baseball bat

Emerson's book "100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition" is available in stores and online.