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    • Have access to the phone numbers of friends, both near and far.

    • Make and rehearse an escape plan. Know the nearest exits in your building, as well as the emergency plan of your children’s school. Set up family meeting places—such as a school or a library—one nearby and another outside your neighborhood. Authorities recommend that you practice walking with your family to those meeting points.

    • Plan to help others, including the elderly and the infirm.

    During—Act Quickly

    “When fire broke out, most people didn’t panic—they delayed,” relates Joshua, quoted at the outset. “Some turned off a computer or filled a water bottle. One man said, ‘Maybe we should just wait.’” Despite the hesitancy of others, Joshua shouted: “We need to get out of here now!” At that, his coworkers snapped out of denial and followed him down the stairs. “If anyone falls, pick him up and keep moving,” Joshua kept calling out. “We’re all going to make it!”


    • In a fire. Stay close to the floor, and move quickly to the nearest exit. Smoke makes it hard to see, and most fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation. Leave behind personal items. Seconds can make the difference between life and death.

    • In an earthquake. Get under sturdy furniture or next to an inside wall. Expect aftershocks, and get outside and away from buildings as soon as you can. Trained rescuers may not arrive for hours, so try to rescue others if you can.

    • In a tsunami. If the water suddenly rushes away from the shore, move quickly to higher ground. Expect more and larger waves.

    • In a tornado or a hurricane. Go to a storm shelter without delay.

    • In a flood. Stay out of flooded buildings. Avoid wading in or driving through water. Floodwater can contain sewage and conceal dangers, including debris, open manholes, and downed power lines.

    • Did you know? Two feet [0.6 meters] of moving water can carry a car away. Most deaths in a flood result when people try to drive through moving water.

    • If the authorities order evacuation, leave immediately! Let friends know where you are, or they may risk their lives looking for you.

    • Did you know? Text messaging may be more reliable than telephone voice service.

    • If the authorities direct residents to remain at home or shelter in place, stay inside. In case of an outdoor chemical, biological, or nuclear accident or attack, stay indoors, turn off ventilation, and seal all doors and windows. In a nuclear event, go to the lowest internal part of your building to reduce exposure to radiation. Listen to local TV or radio news. Stay indoors until authorities announce that the threat has passed.


    General Supplies 

    glow sticks (12 hrs)

    flashlight (see above)

    liquid candle


    mylar thermal blankets 

    hand warmers 

    AM/FM radio

    whistle and lanyard

    sewing kit

    blank notebook


    extra batteries (for flashlight and radio)

    zip ties

    P-38 can opener 

    trash bags

    N95 dust masks

    duct tape

    small tarp


    safety goggles

    split leather gloves

    Hygiene Supplies

    Hygiene supplies are packaged inside their own separate bag. These basic supplies should look familiar – it’s similar to a toiletries bag you might take on vacation.

    bar soap



    baby shampoo

    hand lotion




    feminine hygiene pads


    toilet paper


    First Aid Kit

    The first aid box is packaged with a list of contents taped to the inside of the lid. Moist towelettes and antiseptic towelettes and latex gloves kept on top so you can clean your hands before digging through supplies.

    basic first-aid guide

    moist towelettes

    antiseptic towelettes

    latex gloves

    acetaminophen (Tylenol)

    ibuprofen (Advil)


    diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

    loperamide (Imodium A-D)

    burn cream

    sting relief towelettes

    hydrocortisone cream

    triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin)

    cough drops


    instant ice pack


    nail clippers


    digital thermometer

    cotton balls

    waterproof adhesive tape

    gauze rolls

    gauze pads



    butterfly bandages

    ace bandage

    triangular bandage

    hand sanitizer


    petroleum jelly

    RAD sticker (personal radiation dosimeter) 

    potassium iodide (radiation emergency thyroid blocker) 

    Lifestraw ultracompact Water Filter 

    24-inch Pocket Chainsaw 

    3600 calorie ration bars with 5 year shelf life 

    4-in-1 Emergency Gas & Water Shutoff Tool 

    12,000 Strike Firestarter and whistle 

    Hand-crank Flashlight 

    Everstryke Match (15000 uses) (get one free)

    Foldable Drybags 

    Foldable credit card knife 

    High Power LED flashlight 


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    • i can agree with that. It seems that the GB have to be proving themselves all the time. And often prove themselves wrong.   Jacob did not say that. Go back and reread what @Jacob said! I said nothing about what someone should or should NOT do. I made an observation. Most of the time they don't have better solutions. When you grapple with somethng you find out how hard it is and the complexity of it and that brings a measure of humility and respect. I can criticize a ton of stuff until i actually have the job of doing it. Most apostates are just hyperventilating on every topic and issue imaginable because it is quite ok to be have open season on JWs. their fellows don't even critique them because they are on their side. Very view if any would give any credit at all to JWs for anything. I said nothing of constructive critiques. Much of what @JW Insider says is not constructive. he  is just blowing wind. I like him. I think he is trying to be honest, but he is like a person who likes to talk. That is funny. Much of what he says is irrelevant or blind due to his own biases. I wonder why @JW Insider is still even a JW. Or is that just a ploy?   @JW Insider
    • Jesus wants us to stay watchful because of what we do not know and what we do know. ws12 2/15 pp. 3-8 - The Watchtower (Simplified)—2012 WHO IS WE?? MEMBERS!    As God’s people, we understand many things that we could not otherwise have known. w03 8/1 pp. 14-19 - The Watchtower—2003 WHO IS WE? GB!!   There are some things that happen in the organization that we may not understand. w57 5/1 pp. 279-285 - The Watchtower—1957 WHO IS WE? MEMBERS!     How big Jehovah God is as to his body we do not know. w53 12/15 pp. 748-761 - The Watchtower—1953 WHO IS WE? WE ALL! :))))))))
    • *** w13 3/15 p. 23 par. 16 Jehovah—Our Place of Dwelling *** In what ways will Jehovah prove to be “a real dwelling” during that tumultuous time? We will have to wait and see. But of this we can be sure: Like the Israelites at the time of the Exodus, the “great crowd” will remain organized, ever alert to divine direction. (Rev. 7:9; read Exodus 13:18.) That direction will come theocratically, probably by means of the congregation arrangement. Indeed, the many thousands of congregations around the world appear to be linked to the protective “interior rooms” foretold at Isaiah 26:20. (Read.) Do you value the congregation meetings? Do you act promptly on the direction Jehovah provides through the congregation arrangement?—Heb. 13:17. *** w09 5/15 p. 8 Where Should You Be When the End Comes? *** Soon the end will come for Satan’s wicked world. How Jehovah will protect his people in the fear-inspiring ‘day of his anger,’ we do not yet know. (Zeph. 2:3) Regardless of where we are and what our situation is at that time, however, we can be sure that our survival will depend on our faith in Jehovah and our obedience to him. Meanwhile, we should cultivate a proper attitude toward what Isaiah’s prophecy refers to as our “interior rooms.”     “Enter Into Your Interior Rooms”     “Go, my people, enter into your interior rooms, and shut your doors behind you,” states Isaiah 26:20. “Hide yourself for but a moment until the denunciation passes over.” This prophecy may have had its first fulfillment in 539 B.C.E. when the Medes and the Persians conquered Babylon. Upon entering Babylon, Cyrus the Persian apparently commanded everyone to stay indoors because his soldiers were ordered to execute any found out-of-doors. In our day, the “interior rooms” of this prophecy could be closely associated with the more than 100,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world. Such congregations play an important role in our lives. They will continue to do so through “the great tribulation.” (Rev. 7:14) God’s people are commanded to go into their “interior rooms” and hide themselves “until the denunciation passes over.” It is vital that we develop and maintain a wholesome attitude toward the congregation and be firmly resolved to stay in close association with it.  
    • My point was to show the possibility and then some practical reasons that we are told NOT to search for the sign in our day.
    • All you have to do is abstain from fomenting a coup. This gets so old.  You don't have to endorse every expressed view. (unless, as @JW Insider mentioned, you have taken a position of representative that says you do...but that is the same with any organization)  Of course they would prefer that you get your head around every expressed view. Wo wouldn't. But all you really need do is refrain from grabbing the wheel of the bus. When you start singing the Buffalo Springfield song, "Step out of line, the men come and take you away," it is evidence that you have drunk too much of the Kool-Aid yourself. It is the crux of the matter. Jehovah's people have signed on for being "taught by Jehovah." That is almost certainly going to be "from the top down." Your preferred alternative, "from the bottom up" would be Jehovah being "taught by us." This is not hard to understand. If the answer is "from the bottom up" then there is frankly no need for God at all.

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