Hello, my friend and welcome back! Many disasters will occur without any notice at all and no time to plan. The thing is that you need to start planning now, in order to find peace of mind in any disaster situation. This is the subject of today’s post and I hope you will enjoy it, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit
We have all been caught off guard before. Whether we are in a traffic accident or a sudden sickness or death of someone we love. It’s times like this when we are caught off guard, that we find ourselves trying to find order in the chaos around us. The same will be true when SHTF hits, if we are caught off guard, without a plan to follow, then we could make some very bad mistakes.
The key is to make a plan and be sure everyone in your family knows what it is. Every family should have an emergency plan for multiple different scenarios. Being prepared is key to finding peace when the whole world is falling apart around you.
Now I don’t mean make a plan and forget about it. These plans are living breathing things, that may change often. If you change employment or move, for example, your emergency plans will need to be updated to reflect those changes. If something were to happen to you or your children, or spouse, who should take point on handling things? Maybe you’re not able to handle things, Who should step up and take your place? These are things you need to think of now, not later when your mind is spinning and you’re not sure what to do.
Prepping encompasses many different forms of preparing for disasters, as well as different disasters themselves. Taking the time to sit down with your family and go over each emergency plan is a priority if you haven’t done so within the last year. Let me give you a few ideas of an emergency plan that you could use as kind of a guideline for your own.
First things first, your family emergency plan should be drawn up by your whole family, so that everyone has input in it. This will save you a ton of headaches down the road. When someone is allowed to have input in it, they then have a vested interest to make it work.
- Who is responsible for picking up the kids from school if it occurs during the day when school is in?
- Who is responsible for collecting as much water as possible before the town water is shut off?
- Who is in charge of setting up security for your group?
- Who is responsible for being the medic if someone gets hurt.
- Who is responsible for gathering the supplies if you are bugging out?
- Who has all of the phone numbers of elderly parents and members of your group and extended family members?
- Give each adult member the finished list.
These are just a few examples of questions you may find yourself asking when it all falls apart and you are caught by surprise. It’s really not that hard and it will make your life much better in the long run… When disaster strikes and everyone else is running around screaming the sky is falling, you will be able to take a breath and say “We got this!” The way you find order in the middle of chaos is by knowing what you need to do and when to do it as well as what others are doing.
I’m sure you have all heard that “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and nowhere is that truer than in a disaster. Take the time and do it now and you too will be able of find order in the middle of a disaster.
Well, that is it for today, but I hope you will take this little piece of advice to heart today. Until next time my friend, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!