What do you do in the event of a forced evacuation when the homes of family or friends or even government shelters may not be an option? A spot in the wilderness might provide a solution. It would be wise, though, to pick that spot in advance and to develop at least some rudimentary wilderness skills.
Layout Primary and secondary routes to winter emergency quarters and summer emergency quarters:(recce the area)
Things to consider:
Go over the area, know the distance from home, prepare wood to burn at the site, especially for winter, ensure the area selected has good hunting and fishing possibilities, test in season. Have a good rifle and ammunition with good fishing equipment. make sure you have two excellent shovels pointed and square. Have a pick, saw, sharp axe and knife. be able to snare small animals such as rabbits.
Tornado - If possible, make underground shelter at home.
Loss of Power - Have secondary heat and electrical souce, stove & generator
Earthquake - Get out of home.
People who want to cause harm - Pepper spray, disable if necessary
Reg Wannamaker is a writer, a retired member of the Canadian Forces, and a strong advocate of emergency and disaster preparedness. He is always willing to share his survival expertise.