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The 5th step is First Aid and Shelter.
Greenies: For a first aid kit, gather what you have into a double zip lock bag or plastic container. This can do for a start. Make a list of what you need and start to gather it a piece at a time. Or, buy a premade first aid kit. Red Cross and other reputable organizations make lists of what should be in a first aid kit. So, use theirs or make your own.
Take CPR: I teach CPR so I am partial to this training. But, hey, it could save the life of a dear family member. It is never too soon to make time for it!! Even if you lose someone you love, it brings peace to know everything was done that could have been. No regrets.
Shelter: Greenies can start with a tent or several very large tarps, ropes, stakes and tie downs. This will keep the rain off you in case you are unable to stay in your home. Also: Find out about the local shelter programs and locations in your area. Make plans of when you will go there and under what circumstances. People requiring electricity for medically necessary devices and those that need other services may need to relocate sooner than those who can live through power outages, etc.
Maintenance/Experienced: First Aid Kit: Update and rotate any expired or damaged items in your kit. Take the time to add to the kit such things as large bandages for large wounds, snake bite kit, cpr mask, update your CPR and first aid certifications (usually good for 2 years), a small sewing kit, ipecac–Use your knowledge of what might be to prepare even more.
Shelter: Review your shelter plans and make sure they are still current. Be sure two family members and/or a neighbor you trust know where you plan to be. Upgrade your tarps to bigger ones, or a better tent. Maybe make it actually comfortable and useful by getting one nice enough to take camping–hey, lots of fun state parks here to try out and hone your camping skills. Make some non-electronic memories.
Continue to expand your first aid kit to the degree that you feel might be useful without being wasteful.
Check your tent for maintenance issues or needed repairs and be sure it is still water tight and viable if you needed to live in it.
Reach out to others in the community and help them with this type of preparation.
Red Cross is looking for volunteers to teach awareness and preparation in the community. You could volunteer.
Donate these types of items (even if they are the hand me downs after an upgrade) to someone else in your neighborhood, church or community to help others prepare who may not have the financial means available to prepare as well as they’d like to.
Increase your personal First Aid or CPR training. Red Cross teaches Aquatics (life guard training) and also Wilderness Survival classes.
Youth can take babysitting classes that teach many of these same skills.
Help Boy Scouts or others teaching youth these same skills.