Bartering

In some situations money may not be the way to achieve your needs.  What supplies do you have in your cache for bartering with?

Active Shooter

Here is a  video on Avoid Deny Defend.

 

Sunscreen

Summer time is here.   Do you have enough sunscreen in your supplies?

What kind of sunscreen do you prefer?

Coffee

Do you have a coffee pot that you can use without electricity in your supplies?

Phone numbers

Communications during an emergency is important.  During an emergency contacting people is a vital action. However, everyone wants to contact someone.  Generally the phone lines will be tied up for a period of time, especially cell phones.

Is your list of phone numbers current?  Have you written down the most important numbers in case your electronic device fails?  Have you identified which numbers are cell phones and which ones are land lines? And do you have an alternate plan for contacting people?

Your thoughts –

What do you think is the most important item in your supplies?

Gray man

Found a good youtube video on becoming a gray man.

Attack

Today on the news the US bombed Syria.

Where is your written plan, and how fast could you implement it?

Cash

Have you included a sufficient amount of cash as part of your plan?  Having cash, or precious metals, to barter with during a crisis can be very beneficial.

Flooding

This year almost everyone across the US experienced some heavy snowfall.  Snow and water are great.  However, if the melt happens to quickly it can create some problems.

Have you prepared for a flood?  Do you have your supplies, or a portion thereof,  in a place that would be above the water line?  Have you prepared a meeting place that would be out of the flood area for your location?  Is there adequate supplies in your meeting place?  Do you have flood insurance on your home?

There is a little planning that should go into your emergency operation plan concerning floods.

When the moment of truth arrives, the time for prior planning has passed. Is there a plan?