With the success of my prior tip, thought i'd share tip #2: creating a bugout folder.
I keep a 1-inch D-ring with pockets. It is organized as follows:
Inside pocket - bugout cards as described in tip#1, also personal cards for each member of family with key identifying data, blood type, key contacts, family plan
Back pocket - map overlays on clear mylar, bugout routes overlay, places to avoid, military bases, prisons, etc... also, map tools
Section 1: Bugout Todo List
1a) Condition/Threat Analysis - assessing severity of the event. Includes definition of threat levels and appropriate activities to be performed.
1b) Quick flowchart on whether or not to bugout or start countermeasures.
1c) To Do List - a check-off menu of items in the approximate right order to do - from shutting off the gas to packing the truck to barring the windows.
1d) Family Plan - when and where to meet in a layered approach, especially if not all together
Section 2: Cache Locations (GPS coord's or similar, but encoded), contents, condition, required tools, etc...
Section 3: Detailed analysis of bugout routes, down to turn-by-turn directions....possible chokepoints or problem areas, alternate routes, which route is best under which circumstances
Section 4: Inventories - so items can be located either in the bugout load or around the house.
Section 5: OPSEC plan and planning tool - this might have to be updated during SHTF, so I keep it close
Section 6: Key contact information - family, friends, key freqs, radio stations by area, etc...
Section 7: Key reference documents (Navigation, SERE, range books, maps, etc...)
Section 8: CD with all key documents scanned on it - driver's licenses, insurance numbers, etc...
thanks for the tips