Emergency planning tools are the basics that will get you through an urgent situation. With more families than ever are taking seriously the need to plan for emergencies, are you really prepared?
There are two planning mistakes that many families make, even with the right tools at hand for preparing for any kind of emergency. The first is to not have a contingency plan. Since we don’t know how an emergency situation will unfold, always make a contingency plan for your escape route. Just because your family decided to meet at the corner in case of a natural disaster doesn’t mean that corner will be the safe place it is now if a tornado sweeps through your neighborhood.
The other mistake many families make is to not practice the skills you study for survival of an emergency situation. Know how to do the basics like making a fire or shutting down gas lines by practicing them every year. Keep that knowledge fresh in everyone’s mind so there are no questions in the middle of the night when an earthquake hits.
A good place to start reading to plan those emergency drills might be to look through the emergency planning spreadsheet in our food shopping list to help you organize your food needs. If you already have that in order and are looking for a more detailed overview of everything you might need for bunkering down at home, then our emergency provisions organizer is just the emergency planning spreadsheet for you. But not all emergencies can be handled by staying where you are. If the situation calls for evacuation, then our handy bug out planning sheet will help you prepare for just that kind of situation for every member of your family including the pets.
Emergencies breed chaos and panic;
keep your cool by practicing your emergency survival skills.
Being ready with an emergency planning spreadsheet for any kind of emergency is key, and these guides if followed through will help you with a multitude of needs. Use them to learn how to:
- Setup an emergency supply of food
- Decide what kinds of emergency supplies will work best
- Learn where to go for emergency supplies
- Plan for evacuation and keep a record of your plans