Comments on: 5-minute Evacuation http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:27:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://fishpig.co.uk/wordpress-integration/ <![CDATA[By: Anonymous]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4735 Mon, 18 May 2009 17:21:00 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4735 <![CDATA[By: Tammy]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4736 Thu, 28 May 2009 07:54:22 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4736 <![CDATA[By: Anonymous]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4737 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:32:35 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4737
Luis from
California]]>

Luis from
California]]>
<![CDATA[By: Ann]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4738 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:48:59 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4738 With some of our pictures. The oldest ones. I took to a photo shop and had them put on a cd. The orignals are too big for a safety deposit box so the cd is stored there. If anything happens I at least still have copies even if the originals are destroyed.
We keep all of our food storage down there also in our pantry. The lower temps allow for longer storage.]]>
With some of our pictures. The oldest ones. I took to a photo shop and had them put on a cd. The orignals are too big for a safety deposit box so the cd is stored there. If anything happens I at least still have copies even if the originals are destroyed.
We keep all of our food storage down there also in our pantry. The lower temps allow for longer storage.]]>
<![CDATA[By: BJ]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4739 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:58:33 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4739 Mom's bag was always bigger as she carried shot records, vital documents (birth certificates, etc). We had to be prepared to evacuate should the need arrive. We had bug out drills at every overseas base I ever lived at, and you had to be able to get your go bag and be down at the evac site (usually the base airport) within 15 minutes(including traveling from whereever you were to get your bag if not at home). Each of us kids knew our part. Now I no longer live overseas, but I still have a "go bag" that has 3 days worth of supplies, changes of clothing, id papers (passport and birth certificate) and mine all fits in an external frame backpack. I still remember to change clothing on season changes, and I do tend to keep it in the truck with me as I travel. If you make it a part of your routine, it is not a fearful thing for your kids, and they will know exactly what to do, where to go, and who to look for at the other end.
Just a thought.]]>
Mom's bag was always bigger as she carried shot records, vital documents (birth certificates, etc). We had to be prepared to evacuate should the need arrive. We had bug out drills at every overseas base I ever lived at, and you had to be able to get your go bag and be down at the evac site (usually the base airport) within 15 minutes(including traveling from whereever you were to get your bag if not at home). Each of us kids knew our part. Now I no longer live overseas, but I still have a "go bag" that has 3 days worth of supplies, changes of clothing, id papers (passport and birth certificate) and mine all fits in an external frame backpack. I still remember to change clothing on season changes, and I do tend to keep it in the truck with me as I travel. If you make it a part of your routine, it is not a fearful thing for your kids, and they will know exactly what to do, where to go, and who to look for at the other end.
Just a thought.]]>
<![CDATA[By: BAB]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4740 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 08:54:59 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4740 1) home
2) work (not just out of the building)
3) the city or town they live in
4) the region

Having lived through 9-11 in DC and having lost a family member and many friends in the WTC (FDNY) I can tell you people in cities don't always think about getting out of town. Ever since it took people 4 hours to cover a normal 30 minute commute on 9-11, I have had a folding bicycle in the back of my car. I can cover that same distant in 45 minutes on a bicycle.

Have you thought about sheltering in place because you can't leave town? There were many times after 9-11 that they shut down bridges and tunnels around NYC, Staten Island was locked down for a few hours a number of times, it could be for a longer time period if something bigger happens.

Don't just have one plan, be ready for a number of events. Also, if you don't know how to send and receive text messages, learn. Text can go through if the network is still available, cell calls will get jammed out and you will not get through to your loved ones.]]>
1) home
2) work (not just out of the building)
3) the city or town they live in
4) the region

Having lived through 9-11 in DC and having lost a family member and many friends in the WTC (FDNY) I can tell you people in cities don't always think about getting out of town. Ever since it took people 4 hours to cover a normal 30 minute commute on 9-11, I have had a folding bicycle in the back of my car. I can cover that same distant in 45 minutes on a bicycle.

Have you thought about sheltering in place because you can't leave town? There were many times after 9-11 that they shut down bridges and tunnels around NYC, Staten Island was locked down for a few hours a number of times, it could be for a longer time period if something bigger happens.

Don't just have one plan, be ready for a number of events. Also, if you don't know how to send and receive text messages, learn. Text can go through if the network is still available, cell calls will get jammed out and you will not get through to your loved ones.]]>
<![CDATA[By: BJ]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4741 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 09:24:29 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4741 Another thing my son reminded me, is that my mother (now myself, and my adult children) always had a "tin box". This is where important documents could be kept in the house until needed for evacs. The box is fireproof, and everyone in the family knew where it was kept, and we all knew to grab it if still in place as we went by it. Even now in our electronic age, I still have a daytimer with handwritten addresses and phone numbers for my family and friends. Just last month out here in the desert a contractor cut through a fiber optic line, and we were without cell service,not text messages, internet service, credit card services and ATM's for three days. It was a real wake up call. How many of us carry cash anymore? But if the ATM's all are down, how do you get cash to buy gas, food, or whatever you need. Since that I make sure I have cash in the house in an amount that would get me where I need to go and cover expenses for 3-4 days.
You have to practice being ready because in the clutch there is not time to wonder what to do first....it must be an automatic reaction to give you and your family the best chance to survive.]]>
Another thing my son reminded me, is that my mother (now myself, and my adult children) always had a "tin box". This is where important documents could be kept in the house until needed for evacs. The box is fireproof, and everyone in the family knew where it was kept, and we all knew to grab it if still in place as we went by it. Even now in our electronic age, I still have a daytimer with handwritten addresses and phone numbers for my family and friends. Just last month out here in the desert a contractor cut through a fiber optic line, and we were without cell service,not text messages, internet service, credit card services and ATM's for three days. It was a real wake up call. How many of us carry cash anymore? But if the ATM's all are down, how do you get cash to buy gas, food, or whatever you need. Since that I make sure I have cash in the house in an amount that would get me where I need to go and cover expenses for 3-4 days.
You have to practice being ready because in the clutch there is not time to wonder what to do first....it must be an automatic reaction to give you and your family the best chance to survive.]]>
<![CDATA[By: mht07]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4742 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 09:59:25 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4742 <![CDATA[By: USA_Dave_Iowa]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4743 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 11:40:03 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4743 Derailments never crossed my mind!
We get so used to the trains around here. Don't forget about rail disasters!]]>
Derailments never crossed my mind!
We get so used to the trains around here. Don't forget about rail disasters!]]>
<![CDATA[By: Anonymous]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4744 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:24:38 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4744
I think you have to look at your situation and determine what emergency is most likely. For me the major ones are flood, earthquake and nuclear disaster, with the less extensive being fire, tornado and ice storm. Then you have to prepare accordingly. Everyone's situation is different.]]>

I think you have to look at your situation and determine what emergency is most likely. For me the major ones are flood, earthquake and nuclear disaster, with the less extensive being fire, tornado and ice storm. Then you have to prepare accordingly. Everyone's situation is different.]]>
<![CDATA[By: Dean]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4745 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:17:44 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4745 <![CDATA[By: WordWriterBetsy]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4746 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:32:50 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4746 <![CDATA[By: Rev Cerridwyn]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4747 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 14:02:11 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4747 Our family was never into photos, but I have Great Aunt Mary's desk, Great Aunt Leona's carved tables and screen and grandma's teacup collection. My husband also has family things.
Now I need to make a list and decide now what we would try to save given limited space and time. Space-wise the screen would have to go, but maybe a representative carved end table? Time-wise, we couldn't pack the collection, but if I keep one carefully packed teacup in my 2nd BOB?
I'll need to think about all this.]]>
Our family was never into photos, but I have Great Aunt Mary's desk, Great Aunt Leona's carved tables and screen and grandma's teacup collection. My husband also has family things.
Now I need to make a list and decide now what we would try to save given limited space and time. Space-wise the screen would have to go, but maybe a representative carved end table? Time-wise, we couldn't pack the collection, but if I keep one carefully packed teacup in my 2nd BOB?
I'll need to think about all this.]]>
<![CDATA[By: Kathy D]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4748 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 02:47:50 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4748 <![CDATA[By: Leroy]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4749 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 03:01:39 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4749 1. Water is the primary concern
2. Have water but food is the primary concern
3. Have water & food but medical is the primary concern.

Or some breakdown like this. Thanks.
James from Missouri]]>
1. Water is the primary concern
2. Have water but food is the primary concern
3. Have water & food but medical is the primary concern.

Or some breakdown like this. Thanks.
James from Missouri]]>
<![CDATA[By: Roger Orr]]> http://beprepared.com/blog/651/5-minute-evacuation/comment-page-1/#comment-4750 Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:26:09 +0000 http://beprepared.com/blog/?p=651#comment-4750