SHTF Planning: Prepping For Any Disaster

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Get Prepare For Any Disaster or SHTF Situation

We live in uncertain times. Whether it’s an economic collapse, a natural disaster, or a sudden and unexpected shift in the political landscape, survival is no longer a guarantee for tomorrow.

What if you and your family are on the street today? Or worse, what if something happens that causes you to suddenly and indefinitely disconnect from the grid? How would you survive?

What would you need to ensure your survival?

This guide will walk you through each step to ensure you’re ready to survive any disaster or SHTF scenario.

Stay Calm

You should never panic during a crisis. Panic can often make a situation worse.

It’s better to remain calm and take action than it is to wait for an emergency and then react when it’s too late.

Plan your escape route ahead of time

Dont’s wait until disaster happen,  start planning your getaway route now.

By doing this you will: Create a fall back position in case things go south.

Determine where you would go if the building you are in was on fire.

Where would you go if you had to evacuate the area in an emergency?

What is the fastest way out of the city (or even the state) for you and your family if forced to leave?

Is there a house or cabin near your place of business that you could quickly and easily access in an emergency?

Know where the closest stairwells, fire exits, and emergency phones are located.

Do you know the location of all the military bases and/or hospital, bunker locations near you?

Know the layout of your home or place of business Take a tour of your home or place of business and find all the escape routes.

 

Develop a “Go-To” Plan

Now that you have planned your route of escape, you need to develop a “Go-To” plan.

Develop a list of places you could go if everything goes wrong.

These might include: A nearby friend’s house, your parents’ house, an apartment building, etc.

Your “Go-To” plan should include people you can trust and who can help you.

It should also include someplace you can go to regroup and get some much needed rest and recuperation.

Or perhaps a cabin in the woods near a large body of water.

The list is endless.

The point is, if things start going bad, you want to make sure you have a plan “B”.

The idea here is not to panic, but rather to be mentally prepared for any eventuality.

 

Reevaluate Your “Go-To” Plan

Create the plan is not enough, you need to reevaluate the plan from time to time.

You need to make sure your “Go-To” plan still makes sense. Does it?

Could anything change that would make the plan obsolete?

If so, you need to update your plan.

You should also evaluate the people on your “Go-To” plan list.

Do any of them no longer live in close proximity to you? Are they healthy and able bodied?

Can they help you or at the very least, not make things worse?

Perhaps your parents could help you out if necessary.

Or a good neighbor who has a big garage and plenty of space inside.

 

Develop an emergency communication plan

Know how you’ll communicate with your family during an emergency

Will it be phone calls only? Text messages? Both?

What kind of communication device will your family use (cell phone, landline, radio, etc.)?

How will you communicate with each other?

You should develop an emergency communication plan that takes all these variables into consideration.

 

Stockpile Supplies for emergency

When it comes to emergency preparedness, it’s important to stock up on supplies like food and water in the event of a disaster.

These items can be stored in your home, but it’s also important to keep these supplies at a safe, secure location where you can find them if needed.

 

Create an Emergency Kit

An emergency kit is exactly what it sounds like: A collection of items you would need if you were temporarily or permanently stranded away from home.

An emergency kit is not only a first aid kit only, it also includes items like a book of matches, a whistle, a signal mirror, a compass, a map, food, water and other supplies that will help you survive until you are able to get help.

You should assemble your own emergency kit because you will be able to customize it to meet your individual and your beloved needs.

 

Check out this guide:

SHTF Gear Items You Need to Survive

 

Keep a Bug Out Bag Ready

A bug out bag is a “get out of Dodge” bag that you should always keep in your car, at your office, or wherever you spend a lot of time.

It’s designed to give you and your family a way to survive an emergency situation.

You can put all sorts of stuff in your bug out bag such as: water, food, first aid kit, blanket, toothbrush, etc.

The idea is to have everything you might need to sustain yourself until help arrives.

 

Have a backup plan for every scenario

No matter how well you think you are prepared for any given situation, it’s impossible to be 100% ready for everything.

You should always have a back-up plan for every scenario.

Make sure your back-up plan is simple, easy to understand, and easy to execute.

Make sure everyone in your household knows exactly what they need to do in order to activate their back-up plan.

This might include someone going to a specific store to buy a specific item, or driving to a specific location, or using a specific code.

Create an “emergency kit” for your home and car Your home and your car are the two most likely places you’ll end up if you are ever forced to evacuate your home due to a disaster.

You should make sure you have an “emergency kit” in both locations.

 

Be Flexible

Disaster can strike at any time, and when it does, your ability to remain calm and think clearly will be a major factor in your ability to adapt to and overcome the situation at hand.

This means being able to improvise and adjust to changing conditions.

It also means having the flexibility to re-evaluate your plan of action as new information becomes available.

An important part of this process is simply paying attention.

Paying attention to local news stories, watching what the locals are doing, and reading informational material from trusted sources.

As you pay attention, you’ll begin to notice patterns and trends that will give you a heads up on what could potentially become a problem for you in the near future.

Check out this guide:
How to Survive a Tornado with No Shelter, Bunker or Basement

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In conclusion, there are certain things you should consider before, during and after any disaster strikes.

Before: Make sure you and your family are as prepared as possible.

During: Remain calm, be flexible and keep an open mind.

After: Begin to rebuild and repair, and get back to business as usual.

I hope this content brief has given you some ideas and strategies to help you be more prepared for “what-if” disasters.

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Also Read:
How to Stay Warm During a Power Outage

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