This is the most recent edition of our popular book Evacuation: A Family Guide for the 21st Century. It is a practical text, explaining in layman terms, what to do when there is no time to think. It is important that the practices in this book be reviewed well in advance of an evacuation emergency so that when the times come you will be ready to go in a minutes’ notice. There are countless examples of those not believing that “it will ever happen to them” are caught off guard when the time comes to make the decision to evacuate. As a result, they end up loosing many precious processions and in some cases their lives. It is simply too easy to be prepared with just a little effort and forethought. This book is a step by step guide on how to make this effort effective, efficient and actually fun as you involve the entire family in the process. By studying these principles, every family member will know what to do, where to go and how to carry out the evacuation process when it comes time to leave in a hurry. Practical instruction is given on making plans, creating checklists, templates and “go bags”. Family communication is addressed as well as prearranged rally points. A change of thought is suggested as you consider evacuation routes, methods and techniques. Emergencies change everything, and you may have to change the way you think considering the rapidly changing circumstances around you. By familiarizing yourself with the principles taught in this book, you will be better equipped to deal with the emergency situation and be an asset to your family and those around you.