Episode-28- The Importance of Documention of Survival and Evacuation Plans

Many survivalists feel that the best course of action is to be totally covert with plans. This can be a real mistake because in a true emergency it is likely you will need assistance from and want to provide help to other family members. Documentation of your plans can help you get back together in the highly likely event that your family is separated when an emergency or disaster hits.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • The importance of printing and organizing your planning documentation
  • Listing and ranking all your potential threats
  • Documentation of your response and planning for each threat
  • Not relying on your PC for your documentation and collateral information
  • Keeping your planning book updated
  • The importance of multiple copies
  • Assigning roles and duties to all family members
  • Having a 15 minute, 1 hour and 1 day packing plan for evacuations
  • Having multiple evacuation routes
  • Planning or evacuation of your pets
  • Planning or more practical every day emergencies as well
  • Keeping communication records and options
  • Protection of your financial information while still keeping records of it
  • How a solid plan keeps you level headed and logical in an emergency
  • Planning not just what to take but where to put it in your vehicle

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4 Responses to Episode-28- The Importance of Documention of Survival and Evacuation Plans

  1. Good show. I am in fact doing alot of what you talked about, so it was good to hear anothers points of view.

    In addition to documentation I think it is also a good idea to keep a copy of your docs/plans on a laptop. I carry mine with me to work and if I go out of town. Plus I keep three spare batteries charged to go in my bug out bag.

    A desktop is ok, but if you need to remain mobile, having a portable computer with some extra power can only be a good addition. If you are forced to leave town, you have your most important info, emails and pictures, so you can set back up at a remote site if power is available, or you at least have 12 hours of power with some extra batteries.

    As an IT guy, I think bringing your portable technology is critical if you need to evacuate. You just never know.

  2. Multiple meetup points and times are important too. One or more may not be feasible due to unforseen conditions so alternatives to the first choice are needed.

  3. The best way to keep your plans covert but being able to commuincate the necessity of getting out of harm’s way is to have a “code phrase” that evryone in your family or group knows. When the “code phrase” is inserted into the conversation they will know something is wrong, while others who may overhear or eavesdrop on your conversation won’t have a clue. Just my .0275(inflation adjusted)!


  4. I would also like to take my laptop with me. I have a 400Watt Invert so i can run my laptop off my car. I would like to buy a 80 Watt portable Solar Panel that folds up and it is only 2 pounds.