Here’s yet another Survival Plan from the Red Cross people…..
(1) Resolve and remember to fill your gas tank(s) at the end of every day NOW — a real hassle but….
(2) If you have not already done this, purchase (at a Hardware Store or similar retailer) a 5 or 6 gallon plastic bucket (20 litre or so), with gasketted lid ($3-$5). IMMEDIATELY fill it with 8-10 1 lb. pkgs. of brown rice and 8-…10 1 lb. pkgs. of dried beans (your choice); 1 pint of olive oil in glass, 1 box of salt, matches; purchase (2) Dollar $tore, medium, nested cook pots with lids, plastic eating utensils and one large wood or plastic spoon.
Yes, all this will fit in the single bucket if you package it carefully and seal it tightly.
(1) If you live in or too near a large city, purchase a US road map. Obtain a road map of your State. Mark your state and city map with a highlighter, marking the nearest, quickest highway out and away from the city (out of harm’s way) — DO NOT MARK AN EXIT ROUTE THROUGH THE CITY CENTER!
Locate a friend’s home or property (if possible) within 1/2 tank of your fuel.
DO NOT STOP OR LINGER AT ROADSIDE REST AREAS ALONG THE WAY; DO NOT PARK OVERNIGHT OR CAMP AT AN UNLIT, UNGUARDED, ISOLATED PARK!
If necessary, park and sleep in a Supermarket parking lot near the entrances if possible.
(4) If you do not own a motorhome, travel trailer or second home to go to, shop for the best buy in a FAMILY-SIZE TENT with accompanying gear — typically $100 to $200. LEAVE IT BOXED UNTIL YOU NEED IT!
(5) Prepare a lightweight cloth zipper bag(s) (or even doubled plastic bag(s)) for each family member. Include an extra pair of jeans, t-shirt, sweat shirt, lightweight jacket or sweater, socks, underwear and tennis shoes. Close and closet these bags — forget about them until you find it necessary to make a hasty exit. Prayerfully, you will not.
You could accomplish everything on this list today if you set your mind to it.
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(Then open: “Preparing and Getting Trained” link)