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72 Hour Emergency Kit — #8 Transportation.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

72 Hour Emergency Kit — #8  Transportation
 

     Mobility in the modern age is considered a most important essential – how else is one to get to the drive-up window?  In reality, transportation is an extension of communication.  If we can’t send the message, we may have to deliver it to get our needs filled.
     Emergency planning considers the consequences of failed services essential to support transportation.  Failed electricity equals no means to pump gasoline.  Downed power lines, bridges, or flooded approaches impede movement.  How and with what can you get through?
     LPCs (leather personnel carriers) may be your only hope if you don’t own roller blades, a bicycle, or even a skateboard.  In your emergency plan look around for a personal powered transport device that doesn’t need electricity, gas, or support products from outside sources.  Consider that your 72-hour first responder kit will have to go with you.  A mini scooter just might do if you can carry fuel for it.

     For more ideas contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.

Emergency Procedures

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

     “It came on between Wells and Wendover,” explained my mother, to my irate father.  “It was only one little red light.  The smoke didn’t start ‘til later.”

     I learned an early lesson when dad replaced the engine in our ’52 Buick.  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  That lesson was magnified during a military aviation career.  To expect the unexpected is the beginning of safety awareness.

     To feel safe comes from broadening our plans to include potential failures in the world around us.  To address present cares is one level in our mortal education.  To plan for and expect change is the next.  By warning us, Heavenly Father has given us the necessary insight to withstand the trying times that will come upon the wicked.  By choosing obedience, we choose to survive the trying times and be part of the wonderful events of the Savior’s second coming.  Want to be safe?  Be prepared.

     For more information, call (your emergency preparedness specialist).

CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.