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Attitude An Essential Element

Yes – attitude is a decision – your attitude during a traumatic event or disaster is essential for survival – attitude is everything. So what does this mean, especially during an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event? […]

Denial and Inaction – Why Normalcy Bias?

By Denis Korn

You life depends on being awake!

In the over 40 years that I have been involved in the emergency preparedness industry one fundamental question always emerges – especially after a significant disaster – why are so many people in denial of a possible or impending disaster when to many others […]

About Attitude – An Encouragement

I am convinced and truly believe that the most important element in emergency and disaster preparedness is one’s attitude. […]

The Essential Elements of Preparedness

It is my belief that the most essential and foundational elements of preparedness are attitude, critical thinking, knowledge, trust in God, appropriate emotion and spiritual awareness. […]

What is Required to REALLY be Prepared?

By Denis Korn

I want to revisit a theme that I focused upon 3 posts ago, Are you Spiritually and Emotionally Prepared? Here is the last paragraph of that post:

“To believe that being prepared is just a matter of having all the right provisions safely stored away, a library of books, hundreds of […]

Be Encouraged Once Again

By Denis Korn

We live in stressful and transformative times!

My Be Encouraged post first appeared at the end of 2011 and I have received many encouraging comments about its value in these troubling times. I especially wanted to re-post this updated version after my last end-of-year reflection. It is not meant to be an […]

Barriers to Critical Thinking – Another Look

By Denis Korn

Evaluate – Embrace – Embody

I am posting once again what has been one of the most read of all my posts. It continues to be even more timely given the issues that we face as a country and as a civilization today. As an observer of the current events […]

2012 Reflections – Part 1

By Denis Korn

2012 – Choose your attitude

In Part 1, I wish to share some observations and reflections about 2012 – a much anticipated year that many believe will usher in a myriad of diverse events – both positive and negative, catastrophes, opportunities, and profound transformation.

Then, in Part 2, […]

Be Encouraged

By Denis Korn

We live in interesting times!

If you should find yourself reading this article tucked away on this website it is because you were guided here to be encouraged. It is not meant to be an article about preparedness or outdoor adventure – it is here to be a brief rest […]

Eschatology and Apocalypticism – Reflections on End Times

By Denis Korn

Are we at the End or the Beginning – or somewhere in-between?

I realize that some of this material may be a bit “academic” and some of the terminology may be unfamiliar, however there is much here for serious reflection and study. Posts such as this one relate to preparedness […]

Barriers to Critical Thinking

By Denis Korn

I have decided to post this article on the barriers to critical thinking, which I use in teaching, as the 3rd in a series of posts dealing with the psychological, emotional and spiritual components of emergency and disaster preparedness planning.

Normalcy Bias – Why People are attached to Inaction


What is Your Emergency Planning Triggering Event?

By Denis Korn

With a growing number of serious physical, political and economic events occurring worldwide, it is once again essential to direct your attention to what I have identified as a “triggering event.” Simply put, if you are still hesitating to prepare for emergencies or disasters, I urge you to identify and assign significance […]

Food Shortages & Rising Prices?

Food – An Essential for Life

By Denis Korn

I have been following numerous articles lately that seem to portend serious issues concerning the food supply.

In the 35 years I have been a supplier, manufacturer and consultant in the emergency preparedness industry, I have not promoted the doom and gloom of preparedness. […]

Reflections on Fear and Preparedness

By Denis Korn

This is the first in a series of posts on fear and its influence on emergency preparedness planning, actions and being self-reliant. The purpose of these posts is not to give you some magic formula on how to live without fear. I simply wish to point out some insights for your reflection. […]