When a situation arises that calls for you to bug out, you need to have a meet up plan. In situations that call for you to get out, it’s usually because something extreme or even life threatening is going on.
When you don’t have a plan, it’s an open invitation for chaos. And whenever chaos hits, it can cause you to panic. One of the things that happens when people panic is that they make mistakes or bad decisions.
With heightened emotions, valuable time is often lost trying to figure out what to do. The time to know where you’re going to meet is before you ever need to. When a SHTF situation occurs, it will never take your feelings or your family into consideration.
This means that when it occurs, you might be in one area while your significant other would be in another. If you have children, some of them could be at school while another might be at daycare.
Without a plan, you’ll waste valuable time – time that could make a difference between safety and not trying to figure out the best way to bring your family back together again.
Without a plan, you might rush out the door to pick up one child while thinking that your significant other will take care of picking up the other one. If you don’t have the ability to communicate with each other because cell phone service is jammed or completely unavailable, you won’t know if you should run to keep finding your family members or not.
When you don’t have a plan, it will be easy to lose track of family members. If you have elderly parents that you look out for, this can compound a SHTF situation because you’ll need to make sure that you or someone else gets to them.
You won’t know where to go once you do gather your family if you don’t have a meet up plan. But if you do have a meet up plan, you’ll know ahead of time the part that everyone is supposed to play in the event of a SHTF disaster.
Instead of wasting valuable time trying to figure out what step to take next, you’ll be able to focus on what you should be doing – which is getting to safety. Once you have a meet up plan, you’ll know the roads you’re supposed to take to get there and the area where everyone is supposed to reconnect.
Don’t forget to have a back up plan, too – because what if the place you plan to meet at is dangerous now? While a SHTF situation can be extremely stressful, you can lessen the stress of it if you’re prepared.
When you know who is going to handle getting your family members and the place where you’re all to meet up to be accounted for, it can make everything run smoother.
It will make a bad situation not seem so awful when you have those you love safe and accounted for. The emotional impact will be lessened and you’ll be able to concentrate on survival, together.