Emergency drills

Hey all,

My wife and I are lucky to have family who are also prepping. We are a group of ~10. None of us have military experience. We are all super isolating so we can spend time together and we would like to run some drills as a group. We currently run fire, and GTFO dills at our individual homes. Do y’all have any ideas of drills we can run to be a better team under stress/attack?


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      I am very glad that your family is into prepping and are actively working on drills like this. I think that many preppers just buy the preps, but then never actually do anything with it. This will cause them to not know if their preps are complete (ex. having tons of freeze dried food but not a way to boil water), their preps to fail when they need them (ex. keeping up on maintenance of items like a generator), or they don’t know how to use the items at all or are not too familiar with them and don’t have time to figure them out like when under stress.

      You are doing much better than I am, and you are motivating me to do better, so thank you.

      I’m not sure if you are firearm people, but if you are, I believe that is a very important thing to train and practice with often. You don’t want to shoot your family member, because you are rusty at shooting and stress out at the last minute. There are many dry fire drills on YouTube that you can watch and practice with family, which uses no ammo. But make sure there is absolutely no ammo around when practicing.

      Run various drills such as a home invasion at different times of the day (when everyone is in their bed rooms and asleep, you don’t want little Johnny to come out in the commotion and get shot in the dark, when you are all eating dinner at the table, or watching tv on the couch.)

      How about an armed car jacking, or you turn down a corner and you drive your car into an angry protest and they start beating your car telling you all to get out. 

      What would you do if there was an EMP that fried all technology (cellphones, internet, cars, public transportation, etc…) and you are at work, wife is at home, and kids are at different friends houses or school. How do you communicate? how will everyone get back together again?

      Those are a few ideas that come to mind right now.