To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 4
Where – Where will we meet if separated before, during and after an event? A minimum of two Rendezvous Points (R.P.’s) per time period would be good (a main & an alternate), remember that it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. So 2 places to meet before an event (if we’ve been warned through the Emergency System), 2 for during the event (if we’re able to travel) and 2 for after the event (in case we were never able to meet up before or during).
How – How will we let the other know if we are at or have been at predetermined location? A mark or sign of some sort would be good to figure out & agree upon. Some suggestions are:
- 1. = Here
- 2. = Came-Left
Color –WHITE OR GREEN (This could be a piece of cloth or something hung outside)
Mark– Plus sign (+) OR Up Arrow
Color-BLACK OR RED
Mark– Minus sign (-) OR Down Arrow
Safe and unsafe refer to the conditions at the rendezvous point.
Came-left = Assume the conditions are unsafe and move on to the next R.P. If location is marked unsafe & abandoned, a double arrow pointing which direction we went in should be used as well.
Remember to just keep it simple.
How long to wait for arrival of others? It may depend on when separated. Take into consideration terrain, resistance, load, etc. However, if you are at an R.P. & safe just stay put if you can & wait.
Again I say: Consider that no matter what the event starts out as; at some point the immediate threat will be MAN in some form, i.e. looters, military, police, desperate people, etc. Be prepared.
Since I mentioned looters I will discuss a large group of people to be aware of & they are the “have not’s“. When the SHTF, the “have not’s” can become the “haves” quickly and they know that. Be prepared for them to seize their opportunity. Proper preparation can help you avoid being in their line of sight. Imagine that there is a catastrophe. Everyone who isn’t prepared will be rushing to the store to get supplies. Stores will be quickly overrun & supplies will be rapidly depleted. Lazy, broke or “prudent” individuals may be waiting for someone to do their shopping for them. I’m just sayin’.
** The “Have-nots” should not be confused with the “Unprepared”. The unprepared will be looking for help the have-nots will be looking for victims. **
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