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In order to execute any kind of bugout or evacuation you have to first gather all of the people in your party. As Americans, we spend much of our time separated. Its not common for the American families to be splintered down to the individual on a daily basis for 8 hours, or more, at a time.
Now that we are being honest about the landscape of our situation, lets talk about some steps we can take to get the fmaily together and get out of dodge.
This situation is very, very unique to all families. There is no book for this problem. Instead, you have to look at your personal situation and create a family gathering plan that will get you all together as fast as possible and get you on your way.
Set the Rally Point
Step one is where you set your rally point. This is one of those areas that is very unique to your situation. The question you have to ask is:
Where do we all meet. While it might seem like home is the best answer, you might have people that cannot get home. Everyone 15 and under is not going to be able to get home. It might make sense for parents and children who can drive to meet at a younger childs school. That could be a rally point that makes sense.
Get the family together fast. that’s the key here.
Get Home from There
Be sure that you are outfitted with the things you need to get home from your rally point safely. We all should be carrying a Get Home Bag and its is for just this reason. Also, the CCW is another important part. If you see chaos break out, we have to be able to answer to that.
Gather your Tools
When you get home its time to grab bags and docs and all your other evacuation materials, and hit the road!