The Survivalist Emergency Contingency Plan

What Is A Survival Emergency Contingency Plan?
Contingency planning is the identification, prior to a disaster, of all critical procedures and resources necessary for the organizations survival. The purpose of such a program is to anticipate, and plan for these emergency situations before they arise, thus lessening their effects.

Plans must include food, water, shelter, safety, just to mention a few. Keep in mind that although prepping may mean different things to different people, the basic list of emergency food, water and supplies is about the same for everyone.

The goal of prepping is to be able to survive on your own without the help of others if and when an emergency or disaster strikes. Emergencies or disasters can affect people in any part of the world at any time of the year, but our plan is written for South Africans and refers mainly to the problems that could affect us. We are not likely to incur avalanches, tornadoes, hurricanes, grizzly bears or be bogged down in heave snowdrifts, but anarchy, looting, power outages, food shortages, looting and xenophobia are very likely.

Be prepared, BEFORE a crisis hits. 
Emergencies or disasters can happen with little or no warning. You may need to leave your home, your neighborhood, or even your community, although it is far easier to dig in at home where you have everything you need. Every person in every family needs to know exactly what to do and how to do it. You need a plan. Help may, or may not be available to you.

Some preparedness tips provided include:
Know the hazards that could occur in your area.
Learn evacuation routes and shelter locations.
Have an emergency or disaster kit ready.
Know how to reconnect with people following a short emergency situation. These plans should include meeting places in case the family members are separated.
Learn emergency skills, including how to use a fire extinguisher and doing first aid.

Should you have to evacuate:
Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes. (This means no flip-flops!)
Turn off mains – gas, electricity and water. Close all interior doors.
Turn off all appliances and electronics.
Extinguish all candles.
Leave a note (on the wall in permanent marker near the exit door) telling others where you have gone and who is with you. Not too much information as it might fall into the wrong hands.
Close & lock all windows & exterior doors.

Remember evacuations should be done quickly. Make a prioritized list NOW of the items you need to bring with you.

Create a Grab & Go Binder to take with you. It will include IDs, licences, insurance policy numbers, medical aid card, and other family records. Plan for a minimum of 3 days. Create or buy an emergency 72 hour Bug-Out kit for each member of your family. Include a 3 days supply of necessary medications in your Bug-Out kit.

We at The Survivalist have prepared a “Emergency Contingency Plan” to help you prepare. Feel free to personalise our plan to better suit your needs and add anything that we may have omitted.

Having a plan is worth nothing at all if your family is not aware and practiced in executing the plan. Give each person an area of responsibility. Share the duties. Remember the saying “Many hands make light work”.

The Plan is in.pdf format. Download your copy here:


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