posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 03:20 AM
All you really need to do is put an advert ( bright and bold) on the public displays in supermarkets, advertising the fact that should anything happen
it will take Government upto 3 days to get to you, so why not help yourself first whilst waiting?.
I was in Florida ( I'm a Brit and was on my hols) when Ivan and Jeanne struck, all the power was off for 2 days, luckily we were offered assistance
from a guy 4 doors down, he had a generator and hot water and he showed public spirit and consideration to others, so well done to him.
Even if you put a small bright ad it would gather a few looks, put the advert on lamposts , or other willing shop windows in your area. after all
there's no point advertising 20 miles down the road is there?
Sure you can have wider area meetings, but focus on local first and if the interest picks up then expand, get neighbours and friends of neighbours to
go to meetings.
Don't go all the way advertising on TV unless you have the money to waste as you'll look like a kook or worse an extremist who doesn't trust their
Government to help the people.
Make it fun, with cakes and drinks more like a social event , a BBQ or something, pass out flyers which anyone can print off their home PC, all you
have to focus on is the need to have edible supplies to last a week, spare clothes and handy toiletries, wet wipes instead of a shower incase there's
no running water. Enough medication should you need it. And that way you can compile a list of handy things like those trained in first aid,
carpenters, electricians, and other handy professions.
You can advise them to all get cheap radios and decide on an emergency frequency that doesn't intereferre with the real emergency frequency, as well
as survival equipment neccessary to look after their families first and others second.
Maybe even run off a couple of check lists so they know who does what and who can do what, and what to have should anything happen.
Luckily for us when Ivan and Jeanne hit we had the sense to go out in between and stock up on water and snacks to last us a few days, we even went
overboard on the icecube maker (we took the tray out as it switched off the maker when it got to a certain level and filled the freezer up with ice
cubes) it lasted the two days .
[edit on 27/11/09 by DataWraith]