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Oregon wildfire threatens 740 homes as residents are told to evacuate
140 homes told to evacuate and another 600 have been put on alert
400 firefighters are working on the fire and it is still spreading although they are making gain on it.
this fire is just an hour away from J. Bradbury, he would be better for this story.
typhoon Halong in Japan has caused the order for evacuation of half a million people
the biggest threat here was flooding
Both stories required evacuation, which most people had time to do so, but if you were already ready, you wouldn’t be fighting 500,000 people.
Related Blog Post: Disasters Emergency Action Plans Emergency Evacuation Procedures
This entire episode was just a tiny bit of my one year preparedness system.
to bug-in for security
or to bug-out to get away from danger
We must prepare for both bugging in and out
discussing the latter
disaster requires you to stay home (such as a food shortage or sickness)
or at home the disaster will do you no harm (loss of job)
You have a disaster that is immediately hazardous to life and health (forest fire spreading, nuclear disaster that hasn’t made it to you yet)
A disaster is regional and you have an evacuation location out of the region (such as a storm that has destroyed the area)
we use emergency action plans
A document with important information and documentation to help you and others to follow well thought out steps to ensure success when executing a bug-out plan.
stress clouds the mind
keep your spouse on track and clear their head
help you with your own memory
Irresponsible children may surprise you in a bad situation if they have a good plan
they will help you figure out what you are weakest at, and where attention is due
House fire or damage
Snow and Ice Storms
Economic Collapse or Viral Outbreak
What is most likely?
Where will it come from?
Will you stay home or evacuate?
Rank them and work on most likely first
Banker, Brokers, Investment Firms, Employers
Police, Fire Dept
Each Contact should include:
Phone numbers, addresses, social media info, email addresses
Father- Keep everyone together, security
Mother- Packing list, important docs, call family members
Teenagers- grab their own bag and important items
gather pet supplies, social media updates if needed
Small Children- Grab their bags and toys, grab pets
The roles you give each person depends on your own comfort level
Acc Number, routing number, type of account
account mgr contact, type of account
Firm, Contact at the firm, broker contact
account mgr contact, account number
Home, auto, boats
Copy of your car registrations
All Financial contacts should have
Phone, Address, Email
Copy of your favorite survival books
Their own bags
Food: Cheap dried dogfood
Where in vehicles, which vehicles will they ride
will you have to take them anywhere?
As easy as 3-3-3
3 Routes for each destination
3 Rally points or rest stops for each route
Will everyone know what rest stop b on route 3 is?
What if you arent at home, others need to be able to look in EAP and determine what to do or where to go
Code phrases for danger
IHLH (Immediate Hazard to Life or Health)
Anything quick and easy to grab that will do the most good
An Hour or Two
Add items to your list based on your needs
A day to pack
Based on needs again
central place to grab important docs in a hurry
safe place for your documents as well
Keep things like
detailed financial map or information
other important documentation
Keep your most important and most detailed Disaster Plan in the safe
Each bugout bag
A copy in your home for each family member
Your most detailed and important copy in a fireproof/waterproof safe
Copy to your most trusted family members (not living with you)
they may not listen to you until it is too late
this can be your contribution to help them
they will now be able to contact you and meet up with you for help
One on every single computer in the home, including laptops
One on each smartphone or tablet
portable, low energy consumption, easy to keep charged
Email it to yourself using web-based email so it is stored online
You could keep a copy “on the cloud”
purchase drive space from a long term storage host, like Amazon Glacier
a penny per GB per month
slow and free to pull a GB
12 cents per GB up to 10 TB (120 dollars for a TB, or 1000 GB)
I have my How To Be A Prepper: One Year Emergency Preparedness System finished and ready to sell, but it has taken me a little while to set up the best online store or ecommerce for it.
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