and no blessing that can't become a disaster”
Step Nine: Assemble Your Documentation Book/Binder
Unless you live in a hurricane zone or the like, one never really plans to have to evacuate! Yet a house fire is just one example of the unexpected that could cause an evacuation.
If a crisis is severe enough to require leaving your primary residence/retreat you can bet you will not have the time to run around and collect this information, nor can you count on the banks, etc being available to retrieve this information from in a timely fashion.
You could very well need this book to rebuild your life quickly!
This holds all important information on you and yours; property, family members, medical info (animals, pets, livestock too), inventory of goods, supplies, knowledge, skills and possessions, phone numbers/contacts, etc. (See the supplies listed in Prerequisite Five and the document items listed in Prerequisite Six.)
The Documentation Book can also have a section for Checklists for the more common caused crises or a list of your Secret Communication Symbols. It can also be used to keep an inventory of your preparedness goods and where they are located, along with a copy of your preparedness plan, the Who, What, When, Where calendar/map, potential recipes on using your food stores and the like.
You might even want a trusted relative that does not live in your area, to have a “trimmed down” copy of this book (minus the detailed personal finance info, etc.).
Nothing like having all the required information an insurance company needs to get your home back and your life on track again in a timely fashion. This book is designed to increase your survivability quotient and has the potential to shorten the duration of some crises.
Preparing Your Emergency Documentation Book/Binder http://www.scribd.com/doc/31215099/Preparing-Your-Emergency-Documentation-Book-Binder
Next week is about some vital questions to assess immediately after a crisis occurs …