Family Disaster Recovery Planning

[Note: if you’re already an SNO member, you should have received an update with the Family Disaster Recovery Planning Guide attached]

There’s an old joke about planning a war; amateurs discuss strategy, while the pros discuss logistics. When I heard this joke it hit me just how true it is, and I remembered another saying common in the film making business; planning for a movie is like planning for a war.

As you will see in just a moment, logistics is the key to a good Family Disaster Recovery Plan, and I’ll share everything I’ve learned in my free Family Disaster Recovery Planning Guide. It’s totally free and without any obligation whatsoever. To get your free Family Disaster Recovery Planing Guide, just fill in the blanks in the form below. Don’t worry, we’ll never share your information, you’ll be notified when we have important updates, and you can withdraw any time you like with no obligation of any kind, no questions asked. It will not cost you anything, ever. So go ahead and fill out the form and get your Family Disaster Recovery Planning Guide now.

How I know About Logistics

I know a lot about logistics because of my experience as a movie producer. One day on the set, the BTS (“behind-the-scenes”) unit showed up for our scheduled interview, and they told me people always wonder what exactly a producer does. “You just seem to be standing around watching,” they said. “The basic idea of my job is very simple,” I said. “I schedule people, places, and things. My goal is to provide every resource to do the job, to predict every contingency, to have all my ‘plan B’ options in place so that when picture’s up (that is, when we roll the camera), I have nothing to do but sit back and watch. If I’m not doing anything today, you know I’ve done my job.” (In fact I’ve never done nothing on the set, at least not for more than a few minutes, because I can’t possibly predict every possible mishap and I never have enough money to hire someone to handle every task, so I have to do it myself. But the concept is to have everything accounted for, and that is my goal.) Anyway, this is what logistics is about, and it affects individuals and families every day. It’s the foundation of your daily operations — food, water, shelter, and personal security. Just consider the following scenarios:

  • A massive earthquake destroys Chilean infrastructure and more than half a million homes. Looting follows.
  • A winter storm cuts power to over a million homes in the northeastern United States.
  • Hurricane Katrina destroys thousands of homes and leads to third-world chaos, government tyranny, looting, and violence.
  • One hundred passengers are stranded overnight when a train in southern France gets stuck in heavy snow.

Every one of these events actually happened recently. These things actually happen to millions of people every year, which is why you need to be prepared. I’ve prepared a Family Disaster Recovery Planning Guide that is based on everything I’ve learned about logistics and economics in my experience as a lawyer, real-estate investor, and movie producer. I’m sharing it with you for free because everyone benefits when we’re all prepared. Just think about it. Imagine a day when a natural disaster destroys roads, homes, offices, factories, grocery stores, and power supplies. Two major consequences will follow:

  1. The unprepared will be a threat. All those who have not prepared will panic and start looting and rioting, and those who have prepared will be their targets. So the fewer unprepared people there are, the safer we all are.
  2. The unprepared won’t be able to help others. The innocent will suffer the most. Children, the elderly, and those injured in a catastrophe will need our help. If you’re unprepared, you’ll be one of those frantically trying to find food and shelter, and you won’t be thinking about anyone but yourself.

As you can see, self-reliance and emergency preparation helps not just yourself, but everyone else too. And a lack of preparation hurts not just you, but others as well. None of us lives in a vacuum. Free Bonus: Top Ten Survival Tips As a special free bonus, I’m offering my Top Ten Survival Tips, which also includes how to avoid the two most common mistakes people make when preparing their emergency plans. What Happens if You Fill Out the Form? I’m a real stickler for transparency in my dealings, so here’s exactly what will happen if you fill out the form:

  1. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your request for this information. This helps ensure your privacy.
  2. If you confirm, you’ll receive another email with the Family Disaster Recovery Planning Guide attached as a PDF file. This email will also include a link to the Top Ten Survival Tips.
  3. After that, you’ll receive a few more follow up messages over the next few days, as well as an occasional update (about twice a month) with information about what’s new on the web site.

That’s it! We’ll never share your information, and you can remove yourself at any time without any obligation whatsoever.

~SnoMan

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