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#107384 - 09/30/07 05:39 AM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: Susan]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2800
Loc: La-USA
I use a 3" binder w/instructions on what to do if I am home AND if I am gone (2/3rds of the year).

I consider Nuclear War Survival Skills; Chapter 4 Evacuation; to be a most important part of my book.

I am trying to find time to write the applicable parts of my Active Duty notes into a book form. That includes various radio freqs, codes, CBR info, etc.
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#107431 - 10/01/07 02:36 AM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: Blast]
DeathtoToasters Offline
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Registered: 06/18/07
Posts: 147
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: Blast
Yes, we have a zippered three-ring binder which has information such as:
1. emergency phone numbers (police, fire, animal control, etc...)
2. checklists for dealing with flooding, hurricanes, chemical release, etc...). these were custom made by DW and I for what we feel are our most likely situations.
3. emergency contact info (work, cell phone, home numbers, email of friends, neighbors and family)
4. copies of insurance documents, prescriptions and eye glass specs.
5. maps of area
6. pamphlets on what to do to clean up after hurricanes
7. how to purify water
8. red cross and ready.org pamphlets on dealing with different disasters.
9. first aid booklet
10. poisonous snake identification sheet
11. keys to neighbors' houses
12. broadcast frequencies of news radio/tv stations
13. guide to shortwave radio news sources
14. high-res, color copies of passports and other ID
15. assorted other useful information (lists of websites, how long meat is good after thawing, etc...)

It's a pretty thick binder but if we have to leave fast we can just grab it and run.

-Blast


Any chance you might want to share some of the actual chapters themselves?

Just wondering. Not looking to leech, just trying to make sure I don't leave anything out etc. smile
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#107441 - 10/01/07 08:24 AM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
KG2V Offline

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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
"...keys to neighbors' houses..."

Wow, you have some really great neighbors!!!


I don't know - My neighbors to both sides have a key to my house, as does the neighbor across the street. Ditto with my Dad's house - and we have theirs - heck, with one neighbor, I even know the alarm company "emergency code"

None of us would think of hurting another. I guess that's what comes when you realize I'm the 'newbie' on my block at 6+ years, and on by parents block, their neighbor to the south is the newbie at 37 years. You sort of figure out if you can trust them after a while
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#107444 - 10/01/07 11:59 AM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: DeathtoToasters]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Quote:
Any chance you might want to share some of the actual chapters themselves?


Most of the stuff are things I copied off the internet (cleaning up after hurricanes, water purification, food safety, etc...).

If I can get some time I'll post links to stuff.

-Blast
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#107460 - 10/01/07 04:37 PM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Frankie Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 734
Loc: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Inuits don't even lock their doors in small villages and towns. That's for practical reasons, in case of polar bear visits.

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#107463 - 10/01/07 05:29 PM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: Frankie]
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Well..... I guess it makes sense...
Hey ! How would a visiting bear find (and use ...) a key ???

grin grin
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#107498 - 10/02/07 12:39 AM Re: Home Emergency Book for home and the family..... [Re: Blast]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
Old Hand

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: Blast
Yes, we have a zippered three-ring binder which has information such as:
1. emergency phone numbers (police, fire, animal control, etc...)
2. checklists for dealing with flooding, hurricanes, chemical release, etc...). these were custom made by DW and I for what we feel are our most likely situations.
3. emergency contact info (work, cell phone, home numbers, email of friends, neighbors and family)
4. copies of insurance documents, prescriptions and eye glass specs.
5. maps of area
6. pamphlets on what to do to clean up after hurricanes
7. how to purify water
8. red cross and ready.org pamphlets on dealing with different disasters.
9. first aid booklet
10. poisonous snake identification sheet
11. keys to neighbors' houses
12. broadcast frequencies of news radio/tv stations
13. guide to shortwave radio news sources
14. high-res, color copies of passports and other ID
15. assorted other useful information (lists of websites, how long meat is good after thawing, etc...)

It's a pretty thick binder but if we have to leave fast we can just grab it and run.

-Blast

Blast,
The list looks great. Might I suggest the following....
Full face and profile pix of all family members
Fingerprint cards (you never know when a young one will turn up missing).
A medical profile of each family member; meds, history, illnesses, allergies, etc.
A list (coded) of bank account and credit card numbers, with contact numbers..
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