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Starting Your Preparedness Journey | Who Are You Preparing For? | Prepping for Non-Preppers

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NEW VIDEO: Starting Your Preparedness Journey: Who Are You Preparing For?

Starting Your Preparedness Journey: Who Are You Preparing For?

You wouldn’t plan for a party with a rough idea of the guest list, would you? So why should planning for an emergency be any different? If you want to feel comfortable with your planning, you need to know how many people to plan for. This video talks about how to think about planning for different groups of people based on the location you are at when something unexpected happens.

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so now that you know what you're
preparing for it do you know who you're

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preparing for have you thought about
that I'm not talking about aliens I'm

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not talking about zombies talking about
friends neighbors and family you may be

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saying family and why the others well
let's talk about that on the other side

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of the intro hey everybody welcome back
to Cascadia dispatch I'm Casey and today

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we're gonna talk about who you want to
be thinking about when you're preparing

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for some sort of a disaster or an
emergency or something like that in our

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last video we talked about what you
would be preparing for so we get an idea

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why are you talking about an actual
disaster are you talking about an

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economic issue some sort of a medical
concern so we kind of started to get an

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idea of what we would be preparing for
when that might happen some of those

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ideas is it seasonal is it a random act
of nature but now something about who

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are we gonna prepare for and I'm not
talking about aliens I'm not talking

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about zombies I'm not gonna you know
necessarily you know a person that's

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gonna come and create the problem
talking about as you're thinking about

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your plan who are you thinking about in
your planner who are you preparing for

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to make sure you have enough supplies
for who are you thinking about and when

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you talk about a team of people to make
it through whatever the emergency is so

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that's what we're gonna focus on in this
episode we'll kind of walk through a

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couple of different scenarios and then
we'll wrap it up so let's get on with it

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okay so when we think about the who
we're gonna break this up into a couple

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of different kind of scenarios one is
you're kind of at home base location one

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is going to need your community and then
one is going to be traveling and you'll

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understand why I've broken this up here
when we get into it here in a second

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okay so home base this is going to be
the people that live in your home with

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you most likely it's going to be your
family and maybe your pets if you have

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pets don't forget about your pets if you
have pets a lot of people forget to plan

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for pets and then there's a disaster
and you have issues with the animals and

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things so always plan for your pets make
sure you have some way of keeping them

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contained and fed and watered
same thing with your family so you may

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not need to contain your family I don't
know your family might need to be

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contained who knows but we make sure
that we've got enough food and water for

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our family of four plus our cat and then
all of the other supplies that we need

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to plan around that number of people for
whatever amount of time we're planning

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for be it two weeks a month six months a
year that's kind of the base number that

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we go off of okay so let's talk about
community so community is means

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different things different people and in
this scenario there are some slight gray

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areas here so I'm going to talk a little
bit about that and then you kind of

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decide what applies to you so the first
area is family extended family some

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people don't have extended family that
live nearby so you don't need to worry

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about this for us we have family members
that live close by and so we have built

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into our plan and our supplies enough
food and water and supplies shelters and

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things like that so that they can come
from their homes to our house and our

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house can be kind of the base camp for
everyone in our family so we have we

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have accommodated for that some people
if you don't have a family live closeby

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you don't need to worry about that
friends are kind of another circle out

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so some people might want to prepare for
their home base to be the the home base

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for all of their friends for us we have
a lot of friends that live close by we

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probably couldn't support all of those
friends if they came to our house so we

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have opted to educate them on how best
to be prepared because I can't be trips

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together we've gone you know I've shown
them the gear that I've got they

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shouldn't be the gear that they've got
we've talked about plans as I come

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across new strategies I fill them in and
then also just making sure that they

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have the minimums that they have water
that they have food so that you know if

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they need to be based out of their homes
that they have

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enough and we know that they're gonna be
safe you can't prepare to help everyone

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but you can at least educate everyone to
prepare themselves next up is neighbors

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and this is the tricky one because you
know you may not like your neighbors

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your neighbors may not like you you know
who knows in our case we love wait we

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like all of our neighbors your case may
be different but in the middle of a

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the neighbors are the people that you're

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going to see every day suffering along
with you through whatever the disaster

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is and if they are not prepared they're
also the ones that are going to be

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coming and knocking on your door because
they see that you have supplies and what

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they don't have food and they don't have
water and you do it becomes a really

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difficult conversation to have of sorry
we don't have enough for you when you

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have stores for three weeks or six weeks
or whatever it is and you have to turn

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people away so the best way to avoid
that is to make sure that your neighbors

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are prepared - we've done this by
talking to most of our neighbors

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especially the ones that are right
around our house our next-door neighbors

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across the street and making sure that
they're aware of what the potential

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dangers are making sure that they have
some amount of water some amount of food

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some amount of supplies in case
something were to happen our neighbors

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we have a few people in our neighborhood
that also take emergency preparedness

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very seriously so we've actually started
to kind of put in some neighborhood

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groups together of if an emergency
happens who has communications equipment

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and who has medical expertise and who
has you know military training so that

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we have an idea of if a disaster were to
happen how could our neighborhood

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survive and and exceed expectations of
making it through whatever the disaster

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is as opposed to just kind of being a
group of suffering people who are

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waiting for help that may or may not
show up so educating your neighbors

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educating your friends educating your
family preparing

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family all of those are really great I
think the best options that you have for

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your community okay so the last thing is
to think about when you're out and about

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when you're not at home you're not
worried about your neighbors or your

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friends because you're not at your house
you want to make sure that you're

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prepared for the people that you travel
with so most of the time that's going to

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be your immediate family probably
because you're going out for the day or

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you're going on a vacation or something
like that but it could also be for

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example carpools to school if something
happens while while you're driving a

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carpool and you have other people's
children what do you do in that case do

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you have enough supplies to not only
take care of you and your kids but also

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the kids that are in your care or if you
carpool to work do you have enough

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supplies for the people that would be in
your carpool so the easiest way to kind

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of think about this is if you have five
seats in your car make sure you have

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some bare minimum supplies that could
sustain five people for some amount of

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time if you have seven seats in your car
make sure you have enough for seven

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you're likely not gonna have eight
because you don't have seatbelts and

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that's illegal but you know make sure
that you have enough supplies for the

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number of people who could be in your
car if you have supplies for seven and

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you only have three people in your car
well great you have extra supplies and

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that you're going to be even better off
but if you have seven people in your car

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and you only have supplies for three now
you have you know hunger games on the

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freeway with people that you know and
it's just a it's an awkward awkward

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situation to be in which I would not
recommend especially when you can plan

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ahead so I would say the most important
thing make sure you have enough supplies

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for everyone who could be in your car
and then you'll either have extra or

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you'll have just enough but don't plan
to have fewer because that's just not a

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great thing okay so that is gonna wrap
it up for this video talking about who

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to prepare for this is really about
numbers it's not necessarily like I said

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it's not about zombies invading and
preparing for them or or aliens coming

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and you know making sure we have enough
tinfoil hats for everyone this is really

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about how many people are you preparing
to support through your emergency plans

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and thinking about who's going to be at
your home base who's going to be

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in your community that you need to
support somehow and then what is your

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plan for when you're out and about that
should take care of most of the

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scenarios and give you idea when you're
thinking then about what are you

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preparing for now you know how many
people to prepare for and then as we go

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through the series thinking about how
that relates to every area of

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preparedness you start to get an idea of
the scale and scope of what you want to

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be thinking about and how you want to be
planning what plans are relevant to you

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do you have a carpool maybe you don't if
you don't then you don't even worry

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about it do you live close to family if
you do you will probably want to take

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that into account if you don't live
close to family then you may not need to

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account for them at all what you don't
want to do though is plan for you know

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two people and realize really quickly in
a disaster that you needed a plan for

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six or to plan for six and realize that
you needed a plan for 22 you really want

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to have an idea you know what that is
and then get an idea of what that base

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level supports kind of look like for
that many people how you're gonna come

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together as a team so that's today's
video talking about who you want to

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prepare for getting those priorities in
place so that you've got enough supplies

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for everybody thanks again for watching
I hope you enjoyed it in the comments

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below let us know how many people you're
preparing for you know what's the

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smallest group that we've got looking at
and what's the biggest group let's see

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if we can kind of figure that out and be
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