posted on May, 17 2005 @ 12:36 AM
Originally posted by parrhesia
Good suggestions, anxiety.
There are a lot of factors that come into play, but if one is serious about finding some place "safe" to hide, those that you list are huge.
I think about this stuff, and always have an escape plan in case of crisis.
If moving isn't an option for most people, you can do a lot just to be safer right where you are.
1. Pre-prep one room in your house by chalking all the cracks around the windows and doors, and give it a few coats of good paint. Put foam whether
seals in your outlets, switches and light fixtures. Then keep a roll of good thick poly and a few rolls of duct tape in the closet so you can seal the
room completely in case of emergency.
This can make a quick safe room in the event of a chem or bio attack, or if that train full of chlorine goes of the rails near you.
2. Store some water, food, first-aid kit and a battery operated or crank type radio to get news.
3. Keep a bag packed with a couple old pairs of jeans, a few socks, undies, t-shirts, jacket and rain poncho. And and extra pair of shoes. You can
also toss in a bottle of water and some energy bars, and a small first-aid kit. If you have to leave in a hurry, you have nothing to think about but
grabbing that bag and running for the hills. (keep it light)
This is something everyone can do for very little money.
And it might just save your life.
Don't forget to plan your escape route ahead of time. Most major roads will be clogged with others trying to flee, so look at maps to find the back
roads and take a drive to check them out. You can never be too prepared......