New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Step Three: Create a Who, What, When, Where Schedule and Map - How to Make a Preparedness Plan that Works & Not Go Broke

“To be prepared is to anticipate risk and
to prudently act toward prevention.”
Wes Fessler American author

Step Three: Create a Who, What, When, Where Schedule and Map

List all the activities that you and your family members do on a regular basis. Try to list as many specifics as possible.

  • Now take a map of your town and surrounding area.
  • Mark your residence
  • Using a different symbol or colored highlighter mark each person’s activity locations on this map.
  • Make a note of the usual route taken to and from each activity location and your residence.

Notice we do not live our lives holed up in our houses. We live out and about and many activities are spur of the moment; we don’t really know where we will be, how we will get to and from there, who we will be with or when we may do that particular activity.

One of the biggest mistakes new preparedness people make is they assume they will shelter in place and never consider having a plan for how to not only get home, but get there as safely as possible if the worst case scenario applies – No usual mode of transportation, usual routes are unavailable and on foot!

Bottom Line: A Crisis Will Not Wait to Happen When We Are Home and Ready! Mobility WILL be an issue that needs to be covered in our plan if for no other reason than to get home safely and as soon as possible immediately after the crisis hits.

Failure to accept and plan for this IS hazardous to your health
and MAY cause injury or death!

Next week we will discuss selecting our Home Fire Plan …

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