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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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WEBVTT Kind: captions Language: en 00:00:00.030 --> 00:00:03.060 so now that you know what you're preparing for it do you know who you're 00:00:03.060 --> 00:00:06.690 preparing for have you thought about that I'm not talking about aliens I'm 00:00:06.690 --> 00:00:11.070 not talking about zombies talking about friends neighbors and family you may be 00:00:11.070 --> 00:00:15.240 saying family and why the others well let's talk about that on the other side 00:00:15.240 --> 00:00:23.070 of the intro hey everybody welcome back to Cascadia dispatch I'm Casey and today 00:00:23.070 --> 00:00:26.519 we're gonna talk about who you want to be thinking about when you're preparing 00:00:26.519 --> 00:00:31.050 for some sort of a disaster or an emergency or something like that in our 00:00:31.050 --> 00:00:34.829 last video we talked about what you would be preparing for so we get an idea 00:00:34.829 --> 00:00:37.680 why are you talking about an actual disaster are you talking about an 00:00:37.680 --> 00:00:42.600 economic issue some sort of a medical concern so we kind of started to get an 00:00:42.600 --> 00:00:46.680 idea of what we would be preparing for when that might happen some of those 00:00:46.680 --> 00:00:54.840 ideas is it seasonal is it a random act of nature but now something about who 00:00:54.840 --> 00:00:58.289 are we gonna prepare for and I'm not talking about aliens I'm not talking 00:00:58.289 --> 00:01:03.239 about zombies I'm not gonna you know necessarily you know a person that's 00:01:03.239 --> 00:01:06.630 gonna come and create the problem talking about as you're thinking about 00:01:06.630 --> 00:01:11.659 your plan who are you thinking about in your planner who are you preparing for 00:01:11.659 --> 00:01:16.619 to make sure you have enough supplies for who are you thinking about and when 00:01:16.619 --> 00:01:22.259 you talk about a team of people to make it through whatever the emergency is so 00:01:22.259 --> 00:01:26.040 that's what we're gonna focus on in this episode we'll kind of walk through a 00:01:26.040 --> 00:01:31.229 couple of different scenarios and then we'll wrap it up so let's get on with it 00:01:31.229 --> 00:01:34.590 okay so when we think about the who we're gonna break this up into a couple 00:01:34.590 --> 00:01:40.829 of different kind of scenarios one is you're kind of at home base location one 00:01:40.829 --> 00:01:47.130 is going to need your community and then one is going to be traveling and you'll 00:01:47.130 --> 00:01:50.610 understand why I've broken this up here when we get into it here in a second 00:01:50.610 --> 00:01:55.979 okay so home base this is going to be the people that live in your home with 00:01:55.979 --> 00:02:01.320 you most likely it's going to be your family and maybe your pets if you have 00:02:01.320 --> 00:02:05.490 pets don't forget about your pets if you have pets a lot of people forget to plan 00:02:05.490 --> 00:02:10.300 for pets and then there's a disaster and you have issues with the animals and 00:02:10.300 --> 00:02:13.900 things so always plan for your pets make sure you have some way of keeping them 00:02:13.900 --> 00:02:19.690 contained and fed and watered same thing with your family so you may 00:02:19.690 --> 00:02:22.660 not need to contain your family I don't know your family might need to be 00:02:22.660 --> 00:02:27.010 contained who knows but we make sure that we've got enough food and water for 00:02:27.010 --> 00:02:32.850 our family of four plus our cat and then all of the other supplies that we need 00:02:32.850 --> 00:02:38.650 to plan around that number of people for whatever amount of time we're planning 00:02:38.650 --> 00:02:44.080 for be it two weeks a month six months a year that's kind of the base number that 00:02:44.080 --> 00:02:49.090 we go off of okay so let's talk about community so community is means 00:02:49.090 --> 00:02:52.990 different things different people and in this scenario there are some slight gray 00:02:52.990 --> 00:02:56.590 areas here so I'm going to talk a little bit about that and then you kind of 00:02:56.590 --> 00:03:01.900 decide what applies to you so the first area is family extended family some 00:03:01.900 --> 00:03:04.840 people don't have extended family that live nearby so you don't need to worry 00:03:04.840 --> 00:03:10.090 about this for us we have family members that live close by and so we have built 00:03:10.090 --> 00:03:16.030 into our plan and our supplies enough food and water and supplies shelters and 00:03:16.030 --> 00:03:20.650 things like that so that they can come from their homes to our house and our 00:03:20.650 --> 00:03:26.110 house can be kind of the base camp for everyone in our family so we have we 00:03:26.110 --> 00:03:29.800 have accommodated for that some people if you don't have a family live closeby 00:03:29.800 --> 00:03:35.110 you don't need to worry about that friends are kind of another circle out 00:03:35.110 --> 00:03:40.540 so some people might want to prepare for their home base to be the the home base 00:03:40.540 --> 00:03:45.970 for all of their friends for us we have a lot of friends that live close by we 00:03:45.970 --> 00:03:50.769 probably couldn't support all of those friends if they came to our house so we 00:03:50.769 --> 00:03:56.230 have opted to educate them on how best to be prepared because I can't be trips 00:03:56.230 --> 00:04:00.340 together we've gone you know I've shown them the gear that I've got they 00:04:00.340 --> 00:04:04.780 shouldn't be the gear that they've got we've talked about plans as I come 00:04:04.780 --> 00:04:09.250 across new strategies I fill them in and then also just making sure that they 00:04:09.250 --> 00:04:12.970 have the minimums that they have water that they have food so that you know if 00:04:12.970 --> 00:04:16.340 they need to be based out of their homes that they have 00:04:16.340 --> 00:04:20.989 enough and we know that they're gonna be safe you can't prepare to help everyone 00:04:20.989 --> 00:04:27.620 but you can at least educate everyone to prepare themselves next up is neighbors 00:04:27.620 --> 00:04:32.240 and this is the tricky one because you know you may not like your neighbors 00:04:32.240 --> 00:04:36.290 your neighbors may not like you you know who knows in our case we love wait we 00:04:36.290 --> 00:04:40.940 like all of our neighbors your case may be different but in the middle of a 00:04:40.940 --> 00:04:43.669 disaster the neighbors are the people that you're 00:04:43.669 --> 00:04:48.860 going to see every day suffering along with you through whatever the disaster 00:04:48.860 --> 00:04:52.220 is and if they are not prepared they're also the ones that are going to be 00:04:52.220 --> 00:04:55.910 coming and knocking on your door because they see that you have supplies and what 00:04:55.910 --> 00:04:59.090 they don't have food and they don't have water and you do it becomes a really 00:04:59.090 --> 00:05:04.910 difficult conversation to have of sorry we don't have enough for you when you 00:05:04.910 --> 00:05:10.550 have stores for three weeks or six weeks or whatever it is and you have to turn 00:05:10.550 --> 00:05:14.389 people away so the best way to avoid that is to make sure that your neighbors 00:05:14.389 --> 00:05:18.229 are prepared - we've done this by talking to most of our neighbors 00:05:18.229 --> 00:05:20.660 especially the ones that are right around our house our next-door neighbors 00:05:20.660 --> 00:05:25.940 across the street and making sure that they're aware of what the potential 00:05:25.940 --> 00:05:30.830 dangers are making sure that they have some amount of water some amount of food 00:05:30.830 --> 00:05:35.330 some amount of supplies in case something were to happen our neighbors 00:05:35.330 --> 00:05:39.950 we have a few people in our neighborhood that also take emergency preparedness 00:05:39.950 --> 00:05:44.570 very seriously so we've actually started to kind of put in some neighborhood 00:05:44.570 --> 00:05:49.070 groups together of if an emergency happens who has communications equipment 00:05:49.070 --> 00:05:54.410 and who has medical expertise and who has you know military training so that 00:05:54.410 --> 00:05:58.419 we have an idea of if a disaster were to happen how could our neighborhood 00:05:58.419 --> 00:06:05.630 survive and and exceed expectations of making it through whatever the disaster 00:06:05.630 --> 00:06:12.410 is as opposed to just kind of being a group of suffering people who are 00:06:12.410 --> 00:06:16.400 waiting for help that may or may not show up so educating your neighbors 00:06:16.400 --> 00:06:19.249 educating your friends educating your family preparing 00:06:19.249 --> 00:06:23.959 family all of those are really great I think the best options that you have for 00:06:23.959 --> 00:06:27.679 your community okay so the last thing is to think about when you're out and about 00:06:27.679 --> 00:06:32.359 when you're not at home you're not worried about your neighbors or your 00:06:32.359 --> 00:06:36.829 friends because you're not at your house you want to make sure that you're 00:06:36.829 --> 00:06:40.879 prepared for the people that you travel with so most of the time that's going to 00:06:40.879 --> 00:06:43.969 be your immediate family probably because you're going out for the day or 00:06:43.969 --> 00:06:47.779 you're going on a vacation or something like that but it could also be for 00:06:47.779 --> 00:06:53.029 example carpools to school if something happens while while you're driving a 00:06:53.029 --> 00:06:57.110 carpool and you have other people's children what do you do in that case do 00:06:57.110 --> 00:07:00.799 you have enough supplies to not only take care of you and your kids but also 00:07:00.799 --> 00:07:05.419 the kids that are in your care or if you carpool to work do you have enough 00:07:05.419 --> 00:07:09.709 supplies for the people that would be in your carpool so the easiest way to kind 00:07:09.709 --> 00:07:13.039 of think about this is if you have five seats in your car make sure you have 00:07:13.039 --> 00:07:17.359 some bare minimum supplies that could sustain five people for some amount of 00:07:17.359 --> 00:07:20.899 time if you have seven seats in your car make sure you have enough for seven 00:07:20.899 --> 00:07:23.719 you're likely not gonna have eight because you don't have seatbelts and 00:07:23.719 --> 00:07:27.499 that's illegal but you know make sure that you have enough supplies for the 00:07:27.499 --> 00:07:31.309 number of people who could be in your car if you have supplies for seven and 00:07:31.309 --> 00:07:35.089 you only have three people in your car well great you have extra supplies and 00:07:35.089 --> 00:07:39.019 that you're going to be even better off but if you have seven people in your car 00:07:39.019 --> 00:07:43.129 and you only have supplies for three now you have you know hunger games on the 00:07:43.129 --> 00:07:47.139 freeway with people that you know and it's just a it's an awkward awkward 00:07:47.139 --> 00:07:51.229 situation to be in which I would not recommend especially when you can plan 00:07:51.229 --> 00:07:56.389 ahead so I would say the most important thing make sure you have enough supplies 00:07:56.389 --> 00:08:00.019 for everyone who could be in your car and then you'll either have extra or 00:08:00.019 --> 00:08:04.879 you'll have just enough but don't plan to have fewer because that's just not a 00:08:04.879 --> 00:08:08.749 great thing okay so that is gonna wrap it up for this video talking about who 00:08:08.749 --> 00:08:14.119 to prepare for this is really about numbers it's not necessarily like I said 00:08:14.119 --> 00:08:18.289 it's not about zombies invading and preparing for them or or aliens coming 00:08:18.289 --> 00:08:21.860 and you know making sure we have enough tinfoil hats for everyone this is really 00:08:21.860 --> 00:08:27.279 about how many people are you preparing to support through your emergency plans 00:08:27.279 --> 00:08:31.969 and thinking about who's going to be at your home base who's going to be 00:08:31.969 --> 00:08:35.120 in your community that you need to support somehow and then what is your 00:08:35.120 --> 00:08:38.750 plan for when you're out and about that should take care of most of the 00:08:38.750 --> 00:08:42.680 scenarios and give you idea when you're thinking then about what are you 00:08:42.680 --> 00:08:46.670 preparing for now you know how many people to prepare for and then as we go 00:08:46.670 --> 00:08:50.629 through the series thinking about how that relates to every area of 00:08:50.629 --> 00:08:55.250 preparedness you start to get an idea of the scale and scope of what you want to 00:08:55.250 --> 00:08:59.480 be thinking about and how you want to be planning what plans are relevant to you 00:08:59.480 --> 00:09:02.689 do you have a carpool maybe you don't if you don't then you don't even worry 00:09:02.689 --> 00:09:07.310 about it do you live close to family if you do you will probably want to take 00:09:07.310 --> 00:09:11.180 that into account if you don't live close to family then you may not need to 00:09:11.180 --> 00:09:17.180 account for them at all what you don't want to do though is plan for you know 00:09:17.180 --> 00:09:22.250 two people and realize really quickly in a disaster that you needed a plan for 00:09:22.250 --> 00:09:28.939 six or to plan for six and realize that you needed a plan for 22 you really want 00:09:28.939 --> 00:09:34.790 to have an idea you know what that is and then get an idea of what that base 00:09:34.790 --> 00:09:38.389 level supports kind of look like for that many people how you're gonna come 00:09:38.389 --> 00:09:42.889 together as a team so that's today's video talking about who you want to 00:09:42.889 --> 00:09:47.269 prepare for getting those priorities in place so that 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