OPEN LETTERS:  To Architects/Others...  EXCERPT:  Emergency Stocks Seminar...
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1. RE: EMERGENCY STOCKS SUPPLIES FOR DESIGNERS:

An open letter to encourage planners, designers, and architects to design a hardened shelter and emergency stocks storage place into their project.

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Dear Planners;

If we can agree that we could all use a little more security and peace of mind, please consider the addition of a hardened shelter and emergency stocks storage place, that would be large enough to accomodate the number of persons normally planned for your building design.

We believe that a hardened safe place should be built into every home and commercial structure for possible use in the event of any man made or natural disaster that might occur. We believe such a safe harbor should also include a specific storage space for emergency supplies.

We can provide the emergency stock supplies of water, food, and equipment for a certain number of people for a certain amount of time. Our supplies are built around a system of pallet size stocks, each measuring about three by three and a half feet square and six feet high, needing at least two additional feet on one side for access. This is a permanent footprint style system that is designed to be easily refreshed and updated, yet can be broken down for transport if necessary. We can assist you in the planning and design of any storage area that might incorporate the Excellentway System of emergency stock supplies. If you choose to use our system we will plan and create your stock stupplies, supervise delivery and installation, provide one free training seminar within 10 days of delivery, and monitor the supplies on a yearly basis to inform you of your opportunity to refresh and upgrade your stocks.

If you plan or design modern places for people to live, work, and play, please build in some further peace of mind, a little more security and preparedness... Be Wise, Be Smart, Be Ready....

Address any questions or comments to; Hawk, Email: Thehwk@yahoo.com or phone 24 hours: 414/4764295

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2. RE: AN EXCERPT FROM A BE WISE, BE SMART, BE READY SEMINAR, PROVIDED AFTER THE DELIVERY OF EMERGENCY STOCKS:

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Welcome to the Excellentway Be Wise, Be Smart, Be Ready Emergency Stocks seminar.

I am here today to help you to be wise, to be smart, and to be ready... for a variety of emergency situations.

It takes tools, knowledge, and attitude, with a little fateful luck to even survive some days. You know how everyone can have a bad day now and then, well, sometimes you can have a really bad day. While no one can be ready for every situation, thanks to the generosity and foresight of your employer, who values your very lives, who values you, by the end of this seminar today, you will be part of a select group of less than 1% of the United States work force who may be somewhat prepared for a variety of emergency situations.

We are going to go through a lot of information in a short amount of time. I would ask that if some question occurs to you about something while I am speaking, to write it down immediately so you don't forget about it, and then ask me at the Q and A session at the end of the seminar, or just make sure your name and Email are on the sheet, and drop it in the red tool box at the back of the room. Please remember that there are no stupid questions... except for the questions that are never asked. Not asking questions will make you stupid very quickly and may even hurt your odds in an emergency situation. I will reply to each and every question to the best of my ability, usually within the next few days. I am here to help you to better manage and possibly even survive an unusual emergency event. I will do what I can to help you to be wise, be smart, and be ready.

Ok! In the event of an unknown unusual event, something happens;

Question: What's Up?

To respond correctly, you need to know something of what is really happening. However it may take seconds, minutes, hours, or even days before you will know exactly, and you may never really know, what is happening, or has happened.

The problem is, depending on the situation, you may only have seconds, minutes, or perhaps a few hours, to understand and choose one or more correct actions that will ensure your survival. Not just any action, but the correct action or actions.

Try not to panic, try to use the anxiety, the adrenalin, that has made you more alert to your advantage. Never act in panic, use your head first, panic later... If you think like a trapped rat, you are like a trapped rat. Think like a Hawk, quickly survey the situation, think first, then act. Think like James Bond, or McGiver... Yes, so you're thinking that James Bond is just fiction, a movie, and McGiver, they're just actors... However, during almost every surprising event, the persons involved will later tell you "IT WAS JUST LIKE A MOVIE." Often including slow motion, things seem dream like, and unreal... If you find yourself in a fantasy like event, don't let it mesmerize you for too long. Think first, then act! James Bond and McGiver were routinely placed in difficult or impossible situations. They didn't panic, they did not surrender, they became focused like a hawk, thinking quickly, acting with some kind of plan, they were resourceful. They spent the time allowed to find a possible solution, instead of getting crazy, instead of giving up. Yes, movies and fiction. But all disasters seem unreal, especially at first. Don't just slowly watch things happen or be unaware in the first place. Don't expect others to act in an appropriate manner, either. Just a few feet away from you people will be continuing on their journey through life, acting normal, being normal. Unaware or uncaring... When it occurs to you that no one is doing anything. Time for you to do something. It is up to you. Think First, Check Options, Act Quickly. Don't panic. Don't just sit or stand there. And we'll have some popcorn and watch the movie later...

I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH TIME YOU WILL HAVE...

I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH TIME TO TAKE TO DECIDE THE CORRECT ACTION...

I CAN NOT REALLY TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT DO...

I can tell you that it is often essential that you immediately change your attitude when the unknown happens. You must stop whatever you are doing, your normal routine, and go into ALERT MODE. If you continue your routine as if nothing unsual has happened, or just assume one idea or another without really knowing, those seconds or minutes wasted could be detrimental to your survival.

We do not want to stop our day, believe something bad might be happening, assume the worse... human nature wants to deny the change, dismiss the thought, continue whatever you are doing at the time, avoid doing something embarassing... but your very survival may depend on how quickly you assume an ALERT MODE, and the actions you then choose, rather than continuing on your normal day.

At the time, you must analyze everything your senses are telling you, what people are saying, and use your instincts. However you must be careful when you rely on what others are saying, especially during some kind of panic situation. People will say all sorts of things without really knowing the truth. Even the people in authority may give wrong advice or bad information, and your very life may depend on following along in the group or doing something different. You may have to choose to believe one set of "facts" or a different set of "facts." The real truth to be determined sometime later. If you do decide on some other action then what most people have chosen to believe at the time, do so at your own risk without hurting others.

If you do pass on information, do so quickly and accurately; "I saw smoke on the 11th floor but no flames. I am not sure if everyone is out or not...", instead of "There's a fire on 11 and people are still up there!"

TRY TO VERIFY QUICKLY WHAT IS HAPPENING.

One only has so many options wherever you are, whatever you are doing, at the time of any emergency event. There are a limited number of options available to you.

Six!

Thats it.

Basically you have 6 Options. Each of these options is a short range plan. You must try to understand what is happening, check your options, choose the correct option, using all that you know at the time, choose the best plan. Do the plan.

VERIFY QUICKLY WHAT IS HAPPENING.

1. GET OUT.

2. STAY WHERE YOU ARE.

3. GET TO SUPPLIES, TAKE SUPPLIES, GET OUT.

4. GET TO SUPPLIES, TAKE SUPPLIES, STAY WHERE YOU ARE.

5. ON YOUR OWN.

6. IN A GROUP.

VERIFY THE SITUATION. CHECK OPTIONS. CHOOSE THE CORRECT PLAN. DO THE PLAN.

RECHECK THE SITUATION. CHECK OPTIONS. CHOOSE THE CORRECT PLAN. DO THE PLAN.

TAAX: Think First, Assume The Responsibility, Then Act, Do The Excellent.

I gave my girlfriend a large flashlight to pack in her bag for a cruise we were about to embark on. I told her to just "put it in your bag in case we need it." She complained but then agreed, even though she thought it was silly.

We were having a great time on a rather large cruise ship. As we were pulling out of a port on one of the islands the ship suddenly jerked, the lights went out and the ship stopped running. It coasted a ways without power and then stopped dead in the water. After what seemed an eternity, the Captain announced that they were having some technical problems and we would be on our way as soon as possible.

We looked at each other wide-eyed and I said; "Grab your flashlight!" She just stood there staring back at me. Then she stuttered, "I didn't bring it". I forget exactly what I said, but I do remember reminding her how I had told her to make sure she brought it along!

I grabbed her arm and said "Come on!" She asked; "Where are we going?" I told her, "We're going to do a quick inspection!" She thought we should stay where we were. I told her that the Captain wasn't going to say anything to start a panic, so we're going to find out what was really happening...

We took a quick walk around the deck. At the rear of the ship I pointed the light down through the darkness. I said, "Look there!" To our surprise smoke was pouring out from the vents at the rear of the ship!

The Captain announced that there were free beverages on the top deck. I gave her one of those looks and said; "No alcohol. We have to keep our wits about us." She agreed.

After a few minutes the smoke went out, the Captain announced that a part was being flown out to fix things and we would be on our way as soon as possible. Food was being served in the main dining room as normal.

It seemed as if things were under control. We went to eat in the main dining room. I brought the flashlight with me. There were only some small emergency lights running in the room and it was difficult to see clearly. I used my light to help eat, passed it around the table to help others and soon it was being passed from table to table around the entire room. Then a crew member arrived and yelled, "Who's flashlight is that?" I raised my hand and he bounded over to my table. He said; "The crew can't find their flashlights, can we borrow yours for a while?" I said, "Of Course!" but it did nothing to re-assure me that all was well... At least they were honest and doing the best they could at the time, and I give them credit for that.

Hours later the ship started running again and jerked into action. My girl friend apologized for not listening to me about the flashlight and it was a classic "I told you so moment!", although looking back on it now, this event still did not encourage her to take my advice more often, or to pay more attention to my ideas, not as much as I thought she should anyway... She's now happily married to another man and I'm happy for her... They just recently went on a cruise too, I think. I wonder if she even took a flashlight with her...

This is just one example of how one person, thinking ahead, being prepared, helped himself, the person he loved, and hundreds of other people to some degree, by one simple action. One simple precaution helped an entire ship of people.

Only a few people act on the idea and wisdom of being prepared. Others depend on them or fate itself. If you want the odds more in your favor, you must plan and act, and even rehearse in advance.

So you should be prepared in advance. Then you must be prepared to stop everything, go into alert mode, act like a Hawk, quickly evaluate the situation, then act.

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You must determine your best option. Just get out. Get to the emergency stocks, get supplies, and stay in that area, or get to the emergency stocks, take some supplies and get out. I will next talk to you about your options if you choose to get to your Excellentway emergency stocks, and how to use them.

But first lets take a little break... I'll meet you back here in about ten minutes.

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3. RE: EXCELLENTWAY LIFETIME SYSTEM EMERGENCY STOCKS:

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The Excellentway Lifetime System of emergency stock supplies of water, food, and equipment represent a way to be wise, to be smart and to be ready... They provide a sense of security, before, during, and after a wide range of natural or man made emergency events. Wherever you are, at home, at work, school or play, there is always some kind of disaster waiting to happen, some kind of natural or man made event that may threaten you or your loved ones... Ideally, there should be some kind of emergency stocks and supplies at your home, for yourself, family and a few friends, where you work, at your childrens' school, etc...

This system is designed on an individual basis, where each person arrives and takes their own supplies as needed. It is also designed for situations where it is wiser to stay in a group and share additional group items. In this way depending on the emergency or threat, persons can take supplies to another location, or stay in a group at the present location.

The supplies may be helpful during or after an earthquake, flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, flu epidemic, or any other nuclear, chemical or biological event or threat. Unexpected snowstorms, power outages, violent thunder storms, water supply contamination, floods, or other events may be uncommon, but are not unusual. Life is unpredictable.

YET, YOU CAN BE PREPARED...

Whatever kind of threat looms, you can be somewhat ready...

Our system establishes a permanent, yet movable, footprint and presence of emergency stocks, which are physically protected to some degree and are refillable and reusable. At no additional cost, we will track and monitor your supplies on a yearly basis. One year from the date of purchase, we provide you the option to refresh and update your stocks so that they continue to be ready for emergency use. We may also offer additional equipment or supplies for an additional fee as they become available. The pallets are made of plastic, are water resistant, and can be broken down for transport if necessary.

BE WISE, BE SMART, BE READY!

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