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.
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Rob Hanus is the author of the book “The Preparedness Capability Checklist” which is an easy-to-read-and-follow guide that is full of the most efficient methods for intelligent and deliberate prepping. Rob is also host of the Preparedness Podcast.
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Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.