Protecting Our Families

This is a subject I plan to touch often. Many times Catholic dads either don’t prepare for a disaster or we plan but don’t communicate the plan. Either one could cost us dearly.

It only takes a little time to make some initial plans of action for scenarios you and your family might face. Take some time over the next few days to consider what needs to happen should you or your family encounter the following.

  • Housefire (ground level)
  • Housefire (above ground level)
  • Housefire (below ground level)
  • Earthquake (all at home)
  • Earthquake (you at work, others at home)
  • Power grid failure
  • Zombie apocalypse

Okay, I put that last one in to see if you were reading. I could have thrown in hundreds of scenarios. The point is, if you don’t have a disaster plan, someone could suffer. Think simple. How would you get out? If separated, how would you reunite? In an outage situation, how would you eat?

A little planning and then talk with your spouse and then the kids. Start with a fire plan for the house. Remind kids not to hide and how to get out multiple ways. This is not the school’s job. It is your job.  Don’t forget to drill.

By the way, single dude, you need a plan too. Think and plan. This makes sure you stay safe and may even help you save others.

I know this is a short article. The plan here was to get you thinking. We will do a series on preparedness soon. In the meantime, I would like to hear from you.

While you’re at it, could you tell a friend about the site. I want this community to grow. Readers like you make that happen.



About Tactical Catholic

Catholic husband, dad, and convert to the Catholic Faith. A Catholic layman doing his part to strengthen Catholic men for their vocation.

Posted on May 14, 2014, in Catholic Husbands, Catholic Manliness, Parenting, Preparedness, Self-Sufficiency and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Here we prep for tornados. I just refilled our water jugs, rotated our food stock and checked batteries.


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