|These are Harvard Document Bags. Most families will only require one bag for evacuation emergencies.|
In the last post we discussed tightening our own ships, and I recommended that we might first
1. Contain our expenditures (shooting for a savings of ten percent over present levels.)
2. Begin storing emergency food that is palatable to your family (if you haven't been already.)
3. Diversify your savings.
4. Correct known medical or dental issues now.
The next things I would like to see all families do is
Establish a home medical kit
Fortunately, this is something I have done a lot of prior work on, and in addition to my book Rational Preparedness, you can also see detailed directions at the Rational Preparedness: The Blog posts I have placed below with links:
Establish a Family Evacuation Kit which also includes an Evacuation Medical Kit In medical circles this is also known as a "Go Bag"
Most of the items you need for an evacuation kit can be reasonably obtained from any Super Wal-Mart or a local pharmacy if you don't have one of these.
Unusual medical items can be obtained through: http://www.israelifirstaid.com/
I have been asked to provide some alternative medical options from natural sources. These can be helpful but are of limited value in true emergencies.
Sunshine Brewer has written some articles on plant medicine:
Keep in mind that our soils in different parts of the country and the world are different, and therefore plants grown in these areas may have broadly differing amounts of active ingredients, so proceed with care.
Gather, Protect and Store Essential Family Documents
This is incredibly important, and I devoted an entire chapter to it in my book on preparedness.
This is a link that will get you moving in the right direction:
I will revisit this series, and continue this list again soon.