31 Days of Preparedness: Shelter @MamaKautz

Best case scenario you want to shelter in place. Meaning you don’t leave home.
The only thing I could see us leaving for is a forest fire or if the house is unsafe due to an earthquake. That said we would do what we could to stay on our property.

Sheltering in Place is an effective way to protect yourself and your family in many emergencies involving contaminated air.

Contaminated air could be from a nearby chemical explosion. Where we live it could be from Yellowstone eruption
Another reason might be due to a pandemic

  • You will want to make sure you have a way to heat your home if it’s cold and you’ve lost power.
  • If it is winter make sure to drain your water pipes so they don’t freeze and burst.
  • Stay calm and go indoors immediately. Act quickly and follow instructions.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors, and close fireplace dampers.
  • Keep your pets close
  • Turn off fans and/or air conditioners
  • Only seal doors and windows when told to do so by emergency officials. If instructed, cover cracks along doors and windows with tape, wet rags or towels.

We have actually already cut plastic and marked it with which window it goes to. It took the better part of 2 hours to do this. Peace of mind knowing that IF we ever need to put that plastic in place we won’t be panicked trying to get it cut and in place in a true emergency.

The last thing I would want to do is to take my family to a FEMA camp or other location away from my home. I would probably be that crazy lady on the news who sits on her roof lol. I kid. Like I said, unless it’s a forest fire or my home is deemed unsafe, we will stay put.

5 Level of Preparedness
Bug Out or Bug In
Family Plan
Farm Animals
First Aide
Got Power
Got Shelter?
Kids or No Kids
Op Sec
Practice What You Preach~Power Outage Practice
Skills to Have
Urban vs Rural

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