Evacuating your home 101, Box 5 – The Portable Office Kit

Box 5 - The Portable Office Kit Container suggestions: Large brief Case, portable file box, plastic accordion file (waterproof is a good thing here)  FYI Ikea has some great large plastic zip close bags to put your accordion file in.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 4 – The Water kit

Box # 4 - The Water Box Container: A sturdy wooden box containing 2 liter water bottles, or five gallon Jerry cans, or flats of bottled water.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Provide 5 - 10 gallons of … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 3 – The Nuclear kit

Box #3 - The Nuclear Kit   Container: Steel ammo can (army surplus stores are a great place to get one)   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Prior to 9/11/01 there were a few 'extremists' talking about the … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 2 – The Car kit

Box # 2 - The Car Kit Container: Duffel bag, tool box, lock box  (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) This is the collection of tools and supplies that you normally keep with your vehicle at all times, (you do keep … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – The evacuation plan

(If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be foundhere, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Let's start with a quick overview of the module or Box categories: Don't worry, we'll go into much more depth in each of these. The 72- Hour Kit - (personal comfort and health; change … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – How to adapt the plan for your family

(If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The beauty of this evacuation plan is in its flexibility.  Anyone can, and all should, follow a plan to get ready to evacuate their homes. I'll suggest an order to prepare your boxes in … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – What you will learn

  (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The Evacuation plan that you'll see in this series, will do the following: It will go beyond the 72 hour kit, but fall short of taking the whole house.  Save what you can save … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – The Challenges and Questions

(If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Evacuating your home, are you ready? Think about it for a second..... if you aren't ready, to evacuate, why not?  What is keeping you from being ready? Here are some possible reasons … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 1 – The 72-hour kit

Box #1  - Your 72-hour kit Container = backpack (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The 72-Hour kit deserves an article all its own, and I will get to that, but suffice it to say that this is your main go to box for a … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – Start here

IPlease note:  This is a multi-part series, but I promise that it is completely worth it.   Something is coming or has just happened.  It might be a natural disaster like an earthquake, volcano eruption, flood or a raging wild-fire,  or maybe extreme weather is headed your way like a tornado or hurricane. It could even be an industrial or transportation accident like a toxic cloud from … [Read more...]