After the PS ask for volunteers to sign up for and start to work on their category selections as noted below. Come up with additional categories as needed. Set up a priority 1 (first responsibility most capable in that category) to 3 (lowest responsibility) for each volunteered action job or responsibility within each category of action. Details and further explanation of each category would be customized for the situation after the PS by the sub-group responsible. The following list is just a start to get your survival group thinking about what needs to be done. The list is organizes with potentially the most important first. Depending on your current situation the order will change.
- Water: Source of planning, finding, purification tech, purification setup, water purity testing, storage, conservation, inventory, rationing, use planning, use training…..
- Food: Preparation, preserving, inventorying, rationing, finding, edible plants and bugs….
- Shelter: Providing, finding, building, repairing, tents, tarps, rope, improving….
- Security: From roving gangs, animals, other groups, neighbors, and from overuse or abuse of resources by anyone within the group. Maintains order and insures no one gets hurt during internal heated disputes. Organization of defense, training, drills, posts (jobs), weapons, defense tactics, situation analysis, plugging holes in vulnerabilities…..
- Medical: Supplies inventory, local plant herbs and there proper use, provides emergency kit availability, emergency training, awareness training of what a minor cut un-treated can do, letting others know who to go to for what….
- Hunting: Traps, snares, arrows, bows, knives, tactics, tracking tech, primitive know how, tools and tricks of the trade….
- Gathering: Scrounging from what is available in the vicinity, what to look for, how and where to look, imagination as to what can be used to solve current needs…..
- Electrical power: Operation, repair, maintenance, fuel sources, back up plan or items, power usage monitoring daily use, conservation training, controls use, has the responsibly to turn off and turn on power depending on need and availability…..
- Communications: Base and hand held radio transceivers and antennas, battery power, inventory, training of others on use, issues radios to others depending on need and use, insures all radios are in operation and ready to use, long range communications, provides boundaries of time and what to say on the air, comes up with codes with their meaning and when to use, provides and trains others on light (night) and hand signal meanings…..
- Transportation: Maps, compass, backpacks, hand carts, bicycles, electric vehicles, wood gas powered cars, trucks or tractors…..
- Education: Of the young and the adults, what is known by one that is worthy of discussion, What books and/or digital information is available at hand that would help future survival for all, One may read and report-train on it to all of the rest of the group…..
- Entertainment: Music, hand instruments, telling of stories, the reading of stories aloud, video recordings, games….
When emergency action is needed by any one sub-group the rest of the groups that are not so pressed into emergencies of their own should jump in and help. If the overall survival group has only a few in it then all will have to do many jobs.