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Preparing to Evacuate
This discourse is intended merely as a guide in helping you to evaluate your own particular needs.
In regards to the current situation in the New Mexico, Colorado fire situation many folks have had to
evacuate for safety reasons leaving behind most if not all their worldly possessions to say nothing of all the
special and precious belongings and keep sakes. Given the gravity of the dangers involved life suddenly
becomes the most important issue.
Having said that I will now touch on what would you deem important in your case. What and how would
you choose to take the most important things if you were forced to evacuate your home.
Many factors come into play here, is there a staging area or a holding location that you will be directed to
and what amenities will it provide. in most cases hopefully there would be some type of shelter, will it be
equipped to feed, and provide needed emergency services, will there be medical staff for those that need the
In most cases those things will or can be provided for by emergency personnel and in many cases the
National Guard, provided the so called authorities have not deployed them elsewhere!
(Their role is to provide for the citizens of their respective States).
Planning for this type of situation will take some effort on you part and it would be a very good family
involvement activity. It would be wise to have a backpack for every family member that can carry one
and in providing for those that cant it will require a larger one to accommodate for that.
You would want to pack non perishable no cook food items yes the shelter may provide meals of some
fashion but having something to sustain you and your family could prove to be very wise as it may take
time for the shelter officials to make provision, be sure to pack some comfort food items as well depending
on you and your family's preference. Water would be a very important item but that is an item that can be a
challenge to accommodate at least a canteen for each member with the proviso it is to be used sparingly
until you determine that water is provided and plentiful. You will need to provide for infants here again you
will want to consider your particular needs, disposable diapers, plastic bags to place soiled diapers in
formula,medications not only for children but anyone needing daily medication, diabetics pose another
challenging situation. This is something that each family would need to consider for their own situations.
Extra clothing depending on the season so that presents another factor you would need to pack/repack to allow
for the type of climate and the season at hand. A very wise decision would be to always maintain your vehicle
with no less than half a tank of gas/diesel it may prove to be impossible to fill up on a moments notice.
Having extra blankets and items of this nature could and should be already in your vehicle if room provides if
not a Rubbermaid type container loaded with such items could be loaded very quickly.
This only touches on the basics and should not be construed as definitive but as a guideline only, as I have
stated your particular situation will best determine you action. (survivalblog.com) is an excellent source of
information on this and many subjects dealing with survival. Hope this is somewhat helpful to you and I further
hope that it will never be a reality for any of us but that is not a realistic view. With careful planning and
consideration you will be able to overcome most any situation. And don't forget to keep and store all important
papers in some type of container that can be quickly and easily loaded in your B.O.V. (bug out vehicle).
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|Great post....with my 5 dogs, 4 cats...it's VERY important to have a plan so everything else requires little thought. Grab n go. Preparation is key. Thanks Steve!|
|Great information. You made a very good list, i'll have to adjust my list and buy a few more things after reading your blog post. After all being prepared is key. Thank you Steve. |