Sometimes we just need a nudge to get our minds working in the direction of anticipating and surviving the unthinkable. There’s a book that can help plan for the unexpected. It’s a 106 page paperback entitled Family Emergency Preparedness Plan, by Teena Read. Here’s a description.
The cover tells the story: this book gives you Just About Everything You Need to Create a Comprehensive Family Emergency Preparedness Plan. An innovative new strategy allows any size family to create a highly personalized plan for surviving real-life emergencies with comprehensive risk analysis, non-food and food lists, menus, worksheets, and planners. The Plan includes four Levels of Preparedness based on specific assumptions and projected personal situations. Seventy-two hours in extreme circumstances Fourteen days, anticipating the probability of rapid evacuation, and without any outside or public services; Three months at home, without ANY outside services; and The mother of all preparedness plans – a whole year- with only limited outside services. Preparations are based on Categories of Need and each level builds upon the previous level. Most families can achieve the 72-hour kits through 14-Day Grab & Run Packs almost immediately, by recognizing items they already have on hand- but are scattered among their belongings. Tools include comprehensive lists, worksheets, quantity conversion formulas, a phased purchase plan and purchase tracker, a years worth of menu-based meal plans, and best of all MOTIVATION! And a newfound peace that will surely result from the umbrella of safety this plan provides.