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The Similarities of Preparing for Travel and Natural Disaster

Whether you’ll soon travel or a natural disaster has been predicted, staying prepared is a must. Preparing for a trip and preparing for a natural catastrophe actually have similarities. They are the following:

Gathering the necessary tools

Tools don’t only have to mean handyman tools. They could also be the essential items one has to bring for a journey or the needed objects to prepare when trying to survive a natural disaster. Here are some of the crucial travel tools:

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  • First aid kit
  • Foldable slippers
  • Inflatable hangers
  • Portable speakers
  • Portable recharger
  • Reusable cutlery
  • Survival whistle
  • Swiss army knife
  • Toiletries

Meanwhile, here are some of the significant tools to prepare for when dealing with a natural disaster:

  • Bow saw
  • Duct tape
  • Durable rope
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  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Headlamp
  • Portable recharger
  • Safety glasses
  • Shovel
  • Survival whistle
  • Swiss army knife
  • Towels
  • Waterproof/fireproof safe with food and water

Clearly, there are items you can see in both sections (first aid kit, portable recharger, Swiss army knife), which only prove the similarity in the preparation.

Socialization

Most of the time, before traveling, we inform our family or friends about our itinerary. It’s for our safety and is one way to prepare for our departure. Aside from that kind of socialization, traveling enables us to meet other people and befriend them. Traveling opens new avenues for us to be friendly and for us to learn how to socialize more especially if we’re getting lost. When we travel, it’s almost a necessity to talk to the locals and pay respect to them. So it’s not only about socialization but also about being respectful and mindful.

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Meanwhile, a natural calamity also prompts us to contact the right people who can help our situation and be concerned with the people around us. One way to prepare is to inform others such as our neighbors and relatives of our current status. Talking about how to overcome the catastrophe is also a kind of preparation that demonstrates how socialization works and why it’s essential. Natural disasters actually increase the value of socialization and open the door to teamwork. It may seem awkward and weird, but times of crisis allow people to be closer to one another than before to survive the catastrophe. Being selfless is a characteristic that can also be seen during a natural calamity especially when trying to help children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. These are the times when we put others safety before ours. And that makes socialization a lot more important and valuable.

Two Similarities of Pool Cleaning and Traveling

Pool cleaning and traveling could be from different parts of the world, but when it comes to making you physically and mentally healthy, they have their similarities. Read on to discover the two things that make them the same.

PHYSICAL HEALTH

Polaris-Vac-Sweep-3900Using a pool sweep will make you physically stronger. A pressure pool cleaner allows you to carry it from one place to another—like from the storage room to your pool. You’ll also have to monitor it once in a while, which means you’ll do a lot of walking around the pool. You’ll have to deal with cables at some point too so that they don’t hinder the cleaner’s job to clean your pool. When you clean the pool, you also have to check for cracks, leaks, and other damages. Of course, you can’t do that just by sitting around. You’ll have to get your ass up and start roaming around like a security guard. The good thing about this is that pool cleaning becomes a physical workout that’ll benefit your body. Besides, after cleaning your pool, I’m sure you’ll take a shower and dip into your crystal clear pool water. Swimming is also an excellent physical exercise, and I bet you already know its physical advantages for you.

On the other hand, traveling can also serve as a workout. You usually move from town to town by foot, right? After all, you’ll be able to maximize your time if you tour by foot. And that’s good for your legs. Traveling can keep your body in good condition by requiring you to visit various places. Mind you, walking or cycling around a town may not sound like an exercise, but they’re already considered cardiovascular workouts.

MENTAL HEALTH

wild_people_outdoors_view_sport_healthy_adventure_happiness_travellTraveling is known to relieve stress. It’s an excellent way to restore the mind and relax for a while. People take vacays because they know the activity will make them feel great. There are more and more travelers each year because they have discovered that traveling promotes a positive attitude even weeks after the vacation. Traveling is therapy, and no one can deny that.

Pool cleaning is also good for your mental health. Knowing that your pool is free from viruses, dirt, and pollutants, you’ll be able to have peace of mind. A clean pool is a beautiful sight to look at. It’s also associated with safety since clean pools are safe for the swimmers. This means regardless of whoever is swimming there; you’ll be at ease knowing they won’t get sick while swimming in your pool. A lot of you will even agree that simply looking at the pristine pool water is already therapeutic.

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