Planning for an emergency on your trip is not something you want to think about while you are looking forward to having a great time. This is something most to do not think about but the fact is emergencies do occur. You may find yourself traveling to an area were unexpected natural disaster occurs. Some places you may plan to travel to may break out in war and rather than panic a good plan will help you deal with such probabilities.
Emergency Packing List
Make a list of items that you would need in case of an emergency. Some of these items such as water, first aid kit and snacks that you may include in your packing list should already be something you carry with you on a regular basis. It good to get in the habit of carrying these and other emergency items with you because when a real emergency occurs it may be difficult to find them. Aside from that then you will want to have an emergency packing list with you reminding you of these necessary items and keep them stocked up on your travel.
Emergency to Do List
Panic is something that can cause a lot of grief for both yourself and loved ones. When there is an emergency a list of what you need to do is helpful. You may need to adjust your list according to each place you visit but be sure to have it up to date. This emergency to do list will help you get your mind straight, helping you shift gears to what needs to be done. Some things you may include in your list are calling loved ones so they know you are alright. In addition you may have chosen a possible emergency destination where you would rendezvous especially when you are traveling with a group. Whatever you think is essential to help you through an emergency then include it in your list.
Have a reliable individual back home keep copies of your IDs that way should they have to locate you they can provide authorities adequate information. You can even provide them with a complete profile description of who you are to help in the identification process. This is handy especially should something happen to you where you are rushed to a hospital and you lost your identification cards. The more description and ID information you can leave back home the quicker they will be able to locate you and this can be essential, especially if you ever need to be medevac. Then you loved ones can know what location you were transferred to.
Prior to heading on a trip you may consider looking for international banking. This way should some emergency occur you have access to money regardless where you travel plans take you. International banking is also handy when you plan to stay extensive periods of time in one location. You will find some banks will even give you advice and are very understanding about your travel desires. Make plans to save funds that you will only access for an emergency while you are traveling. You will find that banks will encourage you to invest your monies, which is a great idea especially if you are not planning to have it available for some time. You can read more about 2 year fixed rate bonds and other investment possibilities that an international bank offers.
Something you may want to do is provide someone back home with a legal power of attorney should the need arise that they have to make decisions on your behalf. Again this is something you may not want to think about but it comes in handy should the need arise. Be sure to have specific details and what the individual will be doing on your behalf. Take time to think and plan. You may even decide that they can have access to your emergency account or investment should they need to liquidate them to help you back home. No matter how you decide to lay out this legal power of attorney it is always highly advised that you seek the help of a legal professional.
You may want to overlook making emergency plans but if you have one in place you will be able to offer peace of mind not only to yourself but to loved ones as well.
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