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OPSEC and written plans

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So I'm getting together some written emergency plans to have at the house, in each car, BOB, and even in my wifes various purses. She isn't super interested in this whole thing (she's supportive and pays some attention, but I know if the SHTF she may not remember as much as I'd like) so I would like to have written plans available for her and the kids.

These plans would include things like meetup locations, routes, BOL's, contingencies, etc. I am a bit worried about these plans being written down though and then available to unscrupulous persons who may stumble across them if one of the written plans got left behind.

When I was in the army we used to have OPSEC plans in place for when a vehicle needed to be abandoned. (Stack any sensitive materials, radios, computers, documents, maps on the front seat and drop an incendiary grenade on them as run away. Or as happened during the battle of Baghdad, have the AF drop a JDAMS on a disabled tank) I don't think that covers every situation though.

I'm just curious if anyone else worries about this and if so what are your solutions to OPSEC for written plans?
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KISS - Keep It Simple Sam. That way you don't have to write anything down. Even if it is written down, kids aren't going to follow detailed instructions. They will do what the school tells them to do. Plus it is far more likely your instructions will either be lost or forgotten about in a real crisis. Very seriously doubt they will be stolen and used for unscrupulous purposes.

I can just see some teacher - or your wife's coworker - saying, "Oh wow! I got the XYZ family's emergency plans. If the SHTF I'll just show up and take his/her place!" NOT.

Talk to your kids school. Find out what their procedure is and work from there. Ditto your wife's workplace. If your plan is more complicated than one line, it probably won't happen.
I'm definately a fan of KISS but at the very least I need to be able to have some sort of instructions/directions for my wife for no other reason then she stinks at navigation. So she needs to have some sort directions written down taking her from general local areas to safe evac routes.
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