Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. House fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and many others. Most people never experience these directly, but those who have all agree that prior preparation makes life easier. Successfully winning the disaster game requires that you safeguard two things.
1. Your Health
2. Your Wealth
Your Health includes your life - and the life and health of your family. Your Wealth means:
1. Money (which fluctuates in value).
2. Major Assets (Home, vehicles, real estate holdings, etc.)
3. Material Possessions (other valuables, including contents of your home).
4. Your Identity
5. Your Education
6. Your Skill Set
7. Your Earning Potential
The last four things (IESSEP) are closely related, but they translate to future wealth. If you have to find a new job due to some emergency or disaster, especially if you find yourself far from home, you will need to be able to document your Identity, Education, and Skill Set in order to be able to find a job and establish a stable living condition.