Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan

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Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan

Post by MrFleman » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:48 am

Just a quick link to view a few before and after pictures. You can read or ignore the written content as you see fit. The pictures are the fascinating thing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/1 ... 62348.html

I will use this moment to give a piece of advice, especially to those of you with children; teach them about all the dangers. While we don't have tsunami's in my neck of the woods, I want my kids to know what they are and a brief concept of what to do (get to higher ground, immediately). They may travel for a senior trip, or spend a college semester overseas, or work in another state with different disaster threats. Obviously, spend the bulk of your time on threats near you, but don't forget occasional reminders about tornadoes, earthquakes, snowstorms, hurricanes, or tsunamis just because they are unlikely in your area.

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Post by Blackthorn-USA » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:49 pm

Interesting article and pictures. Good advice too. Having at least a basic knowledge of disasters (and everything else) won't hurt and could quite possibly be very helpful when you find yourself in need.
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Post by Trekker Outdoors » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:32 am

There's no amount of prepping that would have allowed someone to shelter in place and ride that one out. You would have to bug out to a safe location.

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Post by MrFleman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:09 pm

Very true, Trekker! Thats why evacuation plans, or bug outs as I call them, are so important. Especially for those who live in areas prone to hurricanes or tsunamis. Having a family plan stating where to meet in the case of an evacuation can really add peace of mind when communications are spotty or down all together. My family has a meeting place a few blocks away, a second place about 20 miles away, a third 40 miles away, and a fourth 400 miles away. We know to go to the closest one we can access safely. This works great with teenagers or young adults in the home who are more independent, or for multi-family situations. The evacuation points can be family or friends homes, off-site property, or even a hotel. Lots of options, but the most important thing is that everyone in your home knows the plan!

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Post by Trekker Outdoors » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:42 pm

MrFleman wrote:Very true, Trekker! Thats why evacuation plans, or bug outs as I call them, are so important. Especially for those who live in areas prone to hurricanes or tsunamis. Having a family plan stating where to meet in the case of an evacuation can really add peace of mind when communications are spotty or down all together. My family has a meeting place a few blocks away, a second place about 20 miles away, a third 40 miles away, and a fourth 400 miles away. We know to go to the closest one we can access safely. This works great with teenagers or young adults in the home who are more independent, or for multi-family situations. The evacuation points can be family or friends homes, off-site property, or even a hotel. Lots of options, but the most important thing is that everyone in your home knows the plan!
Sounds like a solid plan. Occasionally I will run across a prepper/survivalist that is dead set against bugging out. They think they can hunker down and ride out anything. This typhoon was a prime example of why bugging out should always be an option. Even if you don't live near the coast, what about floods, fire, or radiation?

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Post by Blackthorn-USA » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:18 pm

I think to many people “bugging out” means running off to the woods for an extended stay. In reality very few people would do that, and even fewer could do it comfortably. I’m pretty comfortable and capable in the woods but my primary bugout plans don’t involve going to the woods.

However, for those who think “bug out” is synonymous with “the woods” it’s easy to understand why so many people think bugging out is a bad plan of action. As most experienced preppers know, bugging out can mean grabbing your overnite bag and heading to a friends house or a motel in the next town over. Of course you rarely see anyone’s bug out bag consisting of a change of clothes, cel charger, electric razor and a good book even though that is more often than not what would be required for your average bug out situation.

No-one wants to flee their home but everyone should have a plan to do so.
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