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, February 6, 2011

Step Five: Select a Primary and Secondary Crisis Retreat for Sheltering In Place - How to Make a Preparedness Plan that Works & Not Go Broke

Step Five: Select a Primary and Secondary Crisis Retreat for Sheltering In Place

“A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.”
Sir Robert Baden-Powell

(British Army Officer, founder of the Boy Scouts, 1857-1941)

Most likely your Primary Retreat will be your Primary Residence, since that is where most of our stuff is.

The Secondary Retreat need not be a cabin in the woods. It just cannot be a public shelter or evacuation center – those are your last places to go.

  • Talk with family and friends and see if you can “double up” with them, you could be their secondary retreat and they your secondary retreat.

  • Or your secondary retreat could be just loading the vehicle or RV with your go-bags and camping equipment and heading out of town; pulling over at the first safe place you find and setting up camp.

Keep in mind what is needed to get to these retreats and be sure the secondary retreat is out of or in a less affected area than the crisis scope of involvement.

Once you have selected your secondary retreat mark it on your Who, What, When, Where Map.

Again make a note of what the usual route is between your primary residence, your regular activities and this secondary retreat, as well as any potential alternate routes.

Recommended Retreat Areas

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Next week it’s on to selecting Routes to the Crisis Retreats …


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