The 5 Minute Prepper #24: Tips on Making Your Preparedness Plan

If you have been prepping for any length of time, at one time or another, you probably have said to yourself, “Self, I need a plan.” Whether you have followed through with this plan or not may be another story. However, you don’t have to be prepping for too long before you realize that putting pen to paper and making some form of a plan would be a good idea. Actually, you need to have several concurrent plans, meaning that you have more than one and you’re working on all of them at once.

“Hold on, hold on…more than one plan? And working on them at the same time?” Actually, yes. You should have more than one plan on what you need to be preparing for.

At the least, you need four general plans:

– short­-term shelter in place
– long­-term shelter in place
– short­-term evacuation
– long­-term evacuation

These four plans will cover most of the events you’re likely to encounter. You may start with one and switch to another, depending on the need. For example, you might start with a short­-term shelter in place and then suddenly realize you’ll be evacuating for a long time.

Each of these plans requires you to think differently about your preparedness posture. For example, a short­-term shelter in place scenario, you’ll be able to live comfortably from your storage food. However, a long­-term shelter in place requires that you can grow your own food and have resources on your land or nearby.

By compartmentalizing these four plans, you’ll be better able to think about what’s needed for survival in those types of situations. Which also makes it easier to move from one plan to the other.

This tip was brought to you by the Preparedness Podcast and was written by Rob Hanus. Feel free to share it with your friends and family.


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