Whether we like to think about it or not, we all face the possibility of having to evacuate the place we live. It could be due to a flood, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, wildfire, epidemic or a house fire. All those scenarios are pretty scary, but if you could be somewhat prepared for an evacuation, wouldn’t that bring you some peace of mind?
The Survival Mom (Lisa Bedford) addresses evacuation preparedness in her newest book called Emergency Evacuations: Get Out Fast When it Matters Most! It’s the first book in a series she is starting of Survival Mom’s No Worries Guides. I received an advanced copy of the book to review. I contribute articles to The Survival Mom’s blog. I have also reviewed her book Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Emergencies.
In Emergency Evacuations, The Survival Mom puts together a great combination of facts, true-life stories and lists to help people prepare for possible evacuation. I even learned a few things that I didn’t know about what I should think about gathering to possibly leave my home. We don’t necessarily need to have a “bug-out bag” for each family member, but could put together suitcases, tubs or laundry baskets with supplies. We should practice as a family so we have “muscle memory” for a possibly evacuation. While we have an emergency binder, the book suggests storing copies of important documents on a thumb drive or at a relative’s house. I honestly will be personally implementing many tips from this book because we are not as prepared in this area as I would like.
This book is not just a good read, but a good reference book. I would not just read it, but have a copy handy to refer back to. Life can be scary sometimes, but being prepared can take away worries and let you face uncertainty with confidence.
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