Here's what I have (I'm editing the names and locations):
KID1 and KID2,
If you're into the bug-out bags and I'm not around, it's possible that something super bad has happened around us, and possibly something has happened to me and/or your mom.
Your first job right now is to STAY PUT, and stay out of sight. Unless, for some reason, you can't stay in the house (like it's on fire or there are so many people running around crazy it's not safe), I need you to stay in the house. Make it look like there's nobody home, get the dogs inside, lock it up, and wait. THEIR UNCLE knows to come and get you and will be there as soon as he can. If you can call him and talk to him, do that. Your phone might not work, but try (his number is XXX-XXX-XXXX, THEIR AUNT is XXX-XXX-XXXX) and keep trying. Get your bags together and keep them close. Also, gather up all the food out of the pantry, and the back hall closet, and put it in bags or boxes to take with you when he gets there. Get up into the attic and get the camping stuff and the water down. If any of that is to heavy (like the big, blue water jugs) just let THEIR UNCLE get it. He'll know how to get what guns and ammunition he needs so leave that stuff alone.
If you HAVE to leave (and, again, it should ONLY be an emergency that causes you to have to leave) get your bags, put a change of clothes in them, get a jacket if it's cold, fill your water bottles up, and go. Try to make sure you're wearing dark clothes so you won't stand out and stay off the roads. You can follow the roads, but walk behind buildings, and through the woods and neighborhoods, off the main roads. The main idea here is the STAY AWAY from people. I'm attaching a map of 2 different ways to get to AUNT AND UNCLE's house. Leave a note on the water heater telling UNCLE you've left for their house so he knows where you are. Keep moving, if you have to rest, make sure it's a safe area, with nobody around. You have everything you need in your bags to get where you need to go and to stay safe and comfortable, but get some extra food that's easy to carry (granola bars, candy, make some sandwiches, jerky - small stuff that isn't heavy) to eat on the way because it may take you a while to get there. Mostly what you'll need is shelter, water, food and fire and you can get all that out of your bags.
Make a tent out of your brown tarp and string. If it's raining try to stay dry. Being wet is miserable and makes it harder to get anywhere fast. It is usually terrible for your feet and you need to take care of your feet. Also, if it's cold, being wet will make you even colder so get under a shelter any time you need to.
You have lighters, matches, and fire steel in your bags (remember the fire steel is REALLY hard to use though); light the fire sticks and pile wood, small stuff first, then bigger onto them until it catches. Try to keep your fires small and out of sight, you don't want to attract people who don't know how to make their own fires. Those people are trouble. People who can't take care of themselves are the ones that will try to take stuff from you, and maybe hurt you to get it, so don't trust anybody you don't know.
If you're thirsty, drink, but don't waste the water. If you run out, use the 2 bottles of pills to make new, drinkable water (read the instructions on the bottles). Pour the water through a bandanna or a t-shirt first, to remove any dirt in it, then use the pills. If you can put the metal bottle in a fire to heat it up and boil it, that will kill germs too but be careful they get REALLY hot so use your pliers tool to move the hot bottles around.
Remember to be careful with your knives. They're great tools, probably your most important one, but they can hurt you. If you get a cut or get hurt somehow, stop and address it right then, or as soon as it's safe to. Don't try to keep going if you're hurt, fix it because it will only get worse if you ignore it.
If UNCLE isn't home, wait for him. If you have to break into their house, that's ok, just make it look like no one is there and stay out of sight. Wait for him for as long as there's food there, or as long as it's safe (their bug-out bags and emergency food stock is in the closet in the front bedroom) and then, if he doesn't show up, you'll need to get out to OUR PRIMARY BOL. This is a long, long way away and it won't be easy, but there will be people out there you can trust and who will help you. When you get there, remind them you're my kids and you'll be fine. I'm putting a map in here that will get you out to BOL too. The same rules apply for traveling, leave UNCLE a note to tell him where you are, stay away from people you don't know, stay off the main roads, and use your bags.
Here's the most important stuff for you to remember:
Try to have some fun. Make games out of the jobs you have to do, try to do something fun every day, even if it's just for a few minutes for a game of "I Spy" or a guessing game. Tell jokes, make fun of people, whatever. Just try to do something fun.
The BEST thing you have is each other. A lot of people will be alone right now. You're going to disagree but try not to fight. Make decisions together and then HELP each other carry them out. A lot of people are also going to be freaking out around you, and the people who make it through all these bad things are going to be the people who DO NOT PANIC. Think through your decisions together. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to find the right choice if you just stop and think about it for a minute. Stick together, stay quiet, NEVER be apart, and protect each other no matter what.
Most important of all, remember that everything happens for a reason, and everything is in God's hands, even if it seems bad or scary at the time. Pray about the things you have to do, pray about the things going on around you, pray for help. Hopefully, talking to God will make everything feel better.
No matter what happens or what has happened, mom and I love you guys a ton and we'll see you soon.
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If I'm dead, you guys have been dead for weeks.
-Dwight K. Schrute
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