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 20, 2011

Step Seven: Selecting Rendezvous Spots - How to Make a Preparedness Plan that Works & Not Go Broke

“I beg you take courage;
the brave soul can mend even disaster.“
Catherine II

Step Seven: Selecting Rendezvous Spots

  • Select at least two rendezvous points to meet other members of your family/group along each route to each of your Crisis Retreats.
  • The sites should be safe and on or in the immediate proximity to the route.

“Safe” will depend on just what type of crises are on your list.

For instance if some kind of extreme weather is on your list then this rendezvous spot should probably have some kind of shelter from the elements.

Or if you have some kind of riot or civil unrest, the rendezvous spot may need to hide you and you may want to just leave your Secret Communication and then not wait around at all.

  • Have a non-obvious, easy to access place to leave a secret message

This can be a park bench, picnic table, vending or newspaper machine, a public postal drop, a particular tree in a park or a bus stop bench and the like; that you can “scratch” your symbol on.

  • Wait times should be minimal (under 10 minutes)

Note: In all the Crisis Drills I have participated in no one lasted more than 5 minutes and the average was 2 - 2 1/2 minutes.

Next week will be about selecting a Secret Communication Symbol …


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