Plan Your Escape
Escape route, that is. If a fire broke out in your house, would you know how to evacuate each member of your family safely? Sit down with your household members and create an evacuation plan for your residence in case of fire, earthquake, flood, or other emergency. Put the plan in writing and practice it regularly with your family members.
It takes time to build a stockpile of supplies to last you days or weeks in the wake of something like a natural disaster or power outage. However, every stockpile has to start somewhere. Buy a case of water, grab a few canned goods and tuck some cash away. Whatever it is, you can start now and start small.
Write it Down
It may be difficult to think about, but what would happen to your children if something were to happen to you and your spouse or partner? Make your wishes clear and put them in writing. Ask friends or family for local legal recommendations for legal experts and get your directives in writing. In a hurry? There are a few websites who specialize in helping you quickly and easily record your wishes.
What would you do if an emergency happened to you and your family right this very second? Tell us in the comment section.
Lisa Metheny is a published award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, speaker and outdoor skills instructor. Lisa holds several instructor certifications and conducts a number of women-focused outdoor seminars on topics such as archery and hunting throughout the year. She regularly teaches hunters education and archery classes and has become an advocate for promoting traditional outdoor recreation to families across the United States. Lisa is also an avid and accomplished hunter with many big game species to her credit. She is a member of POMA and former Board of Directors member as well as a member of the NRA, RMEF, MDF and DU.
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