Archive for ' Evacuation'

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Let’s assume an urban disaster scenario, and you must leave quickly. How will you find your way? What maps do you need? We’re talking about the printed, paper in hand type. Don’t plan to rely on [...]

How to establish multiple safe houses in times of need Posted:November 04, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How to establish multiple safe houses in times of need

A few years ago I had the opportunity to speak before a large group of first responders and emergency planners for the state of Arizona. As I was leaving the conference room, a gentleman came up [...]

Welcome to National Preparedness Month! Posted:September 10, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Welcome to National Preparedness Month!

A note from Lisa: This month was the big do-or-die month with the sale of our house, and I’ve been playing catch-up with the blog as well as a book project. Yes, National Preparedness Month kicked [...]

The importance of having a Last Minute Packing List Posted:August 13, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

The importance of having a Last Minute Packing List

I know you’ve heard more than enough about packing emergency kits, Bug Out Bags, Go Bags, or whatever else they may be called. I even have a list here on my site for what should be [...]

Evacuating the big guys — horses and other large livestock Posted:June 28, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Evacuating the big guys — horses and other large livestock

Guest post by Laura McLain Madsen, DVM If you’ve watched the footage of the recent wildfires near Colorado Springs, you may have seen photos or video of people evacuating horses from the fires, and of horses [...]

When is it time to get out of Dodge? Experts have their say, Part 4 Posted:June 24, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

When is it time to get out of Dodge? Experts have their say, Part 4

This is Part 4 of a 4-part series in which experts from all parts of the country and areas of expertise weigh in on the big question, “When do I know it’s time to get out [...]

When is it time to get out of Dodge? More expert advice, Part 3 Posted:June 21, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

When is it time to get out of Dodge? More expert advice, Part 3

Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2. The series continues with these experts answering the question, “When is it time to get out of Dodge?” From Todd Sepulveda of Prepper Website and Ed That [...]

When is it time to get out of Dodge? The experts weigh in, Part 2 Posted:June 17, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

When is it time to get out of Dodge? The experts weigh in, Part 2

When to get out of Dodge (GOOD) is the question a lot of survival minded people ask themselves. Sometimes, in the case of massive flooding or earthquake damage, the answer is obvious: get out now! But [...]

Packing your pet’s evacuation kit Posted:June 15, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Packing your pet’s evacuation kit

Guest post by Laura McLain Madsen, DVM Click here for a downloadable checklist. Do you own one (or more) of the 69 million pet dogs and 74 million pet cats in America? Or the 8 million [...]

How will you know when the balloon goes up? Advice from survival experts, Part 1 Posted:June 08, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How will you know when the balloon goes up? Advice from survival experts, Part 1

A few weeks ago I had the oddest dream. In this dream, I was at home when my husband walked in the door from work and said, “The balloon’s gone up.” Immediately, my kids and I [...]