Time to update your Disaster Plan

As you know, we invest in preparation.  Training, equipment checks, drills, studying, all leading to when the bells ring and we are expected to spring forth with knowledge and actions that seem natural to the casual observer.

However, most of us leave all that preparation at work and come home to a completely unprepared family in case of disaster.  This is the reason I developed my own Family Disaster and Evacuation Plan.

Included in the plan are a number of instructions for my family, and me, on where to shut off utilities, how to shelter in place, who to call for help and what to take and where to go if ordered to evacuate.

As part of the plan, my family keeps on hand a 3 day supply of food and water.  You may remember a brief overview of the contents from the 60 Second lifesaving tip before Episode 6 of Seat at the Table.

Well, it’s that time of year to go through the kit and donate all the foods that will be expiring in the coming year and replacing them with new foods, updating your family’s tastes and needs.

If you would like to know more about how you can make your own custom disaster kit, click HERE to go to our Disaster Plan Page and learn more.

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6 thoughts on “Time to update your Disaster Plan”

  1. One simple and effective measure you can take to prepare is buying 1 canned or non-perishable item every time you go to the grocery store. It doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up.

    Also, learning how to get water out of your hot water heater can prove to be useful as there is enough water in there to last your family for a while (after you let it cool).

    Good post.

  2. One simple and effective measure you can take to prepare is buying 1 canned or non-perishable item every time you go to the grocery store. It doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up.

    Also, learning how to get water out of your hot water heater can prove to be useful as there is enough water in there to last your family for a while (after you let it cool).

    Good post.

  3. in addition to food, water purification and plenty of batteries, flashlights, radio and radio communication….i keep my AR-15 and a .45 pistol….when the power goes out for more than a few days, the rational mind of some ends up being not so rational……

  4. in addition to food, water purification and plenty of batteries, flashlights, radio and radio communication….i keep my AR-15 and a .45 pistol….when the power goes out for more than a few days, the rational mind of some ends up being not so rational……

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