We just held our Arlington Emergency Preparedness group meeting last night and I want to thank all our new comers for their attendance and contributions in the planning of our training agenda for 2015.
We put together a list of topics we felt were the most important should something happen to our current lifestyle.
Communication was first on the list: We need an alternative or backup plan to be able to communicate with our families, each other and other important people in our lives should our phone system go down for any reason.
Scare Bags and Scram Bags were second on the list: We need a proper 72 hour kit first because the first three days are the most critical to get through. It needs to be designed to your personal family needs. Remember the saying “Two is One and One is None”. You will need at least two of these 72 hour kits. The next level of preparedness is your scram bag, go bag or get out of town bag. They go by many names but this type of bag is there when you decide it’s time to leave and relocate to a different location if you have the time. Remember two or more of these bags are important to have.
Water Purification, both short term and long term: We need to properly treat our water and know how to find the water and then to purify it. Sanitation goes along with the water purification.
Security was forth on the list: How to protect our possessions and ourselves. This involves defense and awareness, when to run and when to fight. Training, what to use for defense, guns or something else.
Bartering and protection of assets from government and others: Government has now passed laws to take all qualified accounts, 401k, IRA, Roth’s and pensions. They just passed another law they hope we don’t find out about until it’s too late called the “Bank Bail In Rule”. Where all our bank accounts are now owned by the banks and should they get in trouble again for continuing to do what got them in trouble the first time, they now get to take our money and issue us the lowest entitled stock of the bank. We just continue to let them do it to us.
We are excited about the next year and feel that something could happen at any time now. Our only defense it knowledge and training, training, training and when we are done training then training. We can only rise to the level of our training and no further. If untrained we become unsure and hesitate or freeze and that is fatal. The wolf shows no mercy and the only thing the wolf fears is the sheepdog. We all need to know and support our sheepdogs. (Find out what I’m talking about here)
Until next month, learn and train.
Arlington Emergency Preparedness Group