30 June 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 18

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation

What paperwork and items does your family need to get a hold of if you are ever incapacitated?

What's your family's procedures for handing emergency situations when everyone is away from home? Heavy storms? Power outages?

Planning for emergencies is the best way to ensure you've been responsible for everything under your control when things get out of your control. In this week's episode the gruesome twosome baton down the hatches and hunker down for emergency planning preparedness.

Grab your manual crank radio and listen in.

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Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 Introductions
01:00 Events that can lead to you needing your planner
03:00 October 1987 storm in UK
04:00 Utility company details
04:40 Home binder
05:30 Have emergency money available
06:30 Information bank split
07:30 In case of an emergency information
09:00 Pet owners information
10:00 No internet! Make a note of your ISP
11:00 Home emergency go bag
12:00 Electronic calendars
14:00 Backing up your planner to Evernote iPhone App
14:30 Names and phone numbers of team member in an emergency
15:00 Credit card details and contact information
15:45 Bookmarks and passwords for accounts stay at home
17:00 Electronic copies of documents
18:20 What is in your Go-bag
19:00 Know where your family are located
20:00 Telephone call chain
22:30 Carry your prescriptions for medication
24:30 On Steve's To-Do list
26:00 Karine's win story
28:00 DiY Fish Inserts

There are numerous template files on our Files page you can download and use for a lot of this information we mention in this podcast

Episode 18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation

A direct download is also available here: Episode18.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

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Previous Episodes:

17Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


  1. Having all of my information, including online passwords and credit card scans in one place, even a ready to grab back pack, would totally freak me out! I think the likelihood of someone breaking in, taking the backpack and getting access to my entire identity information and online persona is by FAR bigger than an earthquake or fire. I keep different sets of information at different places for this reason and just tell my husband where they are (making a point of NOT writing it down anywhere)- but then, I live in an area with many break ins and I've had my email and eBay account hacked in the past, so I suppose your emergency scenario planning depends on what your exposure to which kinds of risks is, where and how you live.

  2. The Evernote video (2014) is a bit out-of-date now. Whilst you can sort of use Evernote, they now have their own app called Scanable which will search, focus and instantly photograph your pages and send them to Evernote itself. Works for me!

    1. Thanks for that Tim, I will update the link. I'm not an Evernote user myself.