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The 10 Commandments of Effective Preparedness Planning

I am once again posting this popular article. Responsible and effective preparedness planning is never out of date. […]


Preparedness planning is a prudent and wise action to take. This search for provisions, however, can create a dilemma – Who do you trust? […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Long Term Food Reliance Updated

Use “A Comprehensive Guide to Long Term Food Reliance” as the language of long term food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options, and related information […]

Essential Evacuation Information

With the potential of devastating emergencies occurring this season, I once again post this updated article of essential evacuation information. […]

The Foundational Article for Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

Of the many I have written, I believe this to be the primary foundational article required for effective and thorough preparedness planning. Written years ago and updated frequently.

These 12 crucial questions of preparedness planning are a result of expansion and modification of questions given in The Essential Emergency Planning […]

Critical Thinking for Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

Seriously reflect on this post!

Having taught college philosophy courses in Critical Thinking, I am aware of the evaluation process most folks use in researching various subjects. I teach students to consider the three “E’s” in their practice: Evaluate – Embrace – Embody. Evaluation is earnest and appropriate research with […]

Triggering Events

As you reflect on the scenarios that you presume might – or might not – occur, think about the concept of a “triggering event.” Ask yourself, What are the triggering events that will motivate me to immediate action? […]

Ten Fundamental Components of Emergency Planning

These 10 Foundational Elements of Emergency Preparedness Planning – AND RESILIENCY – and the suggested links are in my opinion an essential component to the beginning, improving and solidifying an effective, successful and beneficial preparedness and disaster survival plan. […]

Evacuate – Essential Guidelines Updated

The timeliness of this information cannot be overstated! The uncertainty of the times requires appropriate preparation and answering the questions contained in this article. […]

The Definitive Essentials Checklist

This exceptionally comprehensive essential checklist for emergency preparedness should be a crucial assist in your emergency, survival and outdoor adventure planning – study it carefully! It is one of the most comprehensive lists available – thankfully copied by many. […]

It is Essential That the Entire Family be Prepared for Emergencies at All Times

Family members – immediate and extended – should know their part during an emergency under all scenarios and given any combination of family members physically present – or absent. […]

Evacuate Now – Essential Guidelines

By Denis Korn

Important November 2018 update.

This post, Evacuate Now – Essential Guidelines, is one of the most important posts I have written.

I am posting it again in light of the devastating fires that have occurred here in Northern California last year and this year. This year’s fire, which occurred just a couple […]

A Simple and Concise Guide to the Preparedness Process

By Denis Korn

It is time once again to evaluate one of the Foundational Articles. I have presented here a simple and concise guide to the preparedness process. You are encouraged to treat this information seriously! You are also invited to read other articles and posts that go into detail regarding various facets […]

Fear and its Influence on Emergency Preparedness

Understanding the affect of fear on one’s attitude and actions before – during – and after a disaster or catastrophe is essential to right action, peace of mind and survival. […]

Essential Food Reserve Questions for Yourself and Your Sources

By Denis Korn

Peace of Mind through honestly answering the relevant questions!


As I continue to evaluate the websites of many current providers of shelf stable emergency foods, I am once again motivated to stimulate the due diligence and research I feel that is necessary for my readers so they may be […]

Pack it Yourself Food Reserves – Facts & Myths

By Denis Korn

Know the facts about do-it-yourself packing!

By popular demand I am posting this updated article first written 5 years ago and still timely and important, especially as more and more folks are packing their own to save money and create a diverse selection of food reserves. This information is always […]

The Ten Commandments of Responsible Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

I am once again posting this popular article. Responsible preparedness planning is never out of date.

Be prepared for taking action!

1. Thou shalt acknowledge oneself for being responsible

You have made a wise and sound decision and have chosen to take responsibility for you and your family, and to […]

Essential Home and Vehicle Emergency Kit and Family Preparedness Information

The uncertainty of the times requires appropriate preparation and answering the questions contained in this article. […]

The Idolatry of Self-Reliance Revisited

By Denis Korn

It is time once again to share an article I posted two years ago and this is an appropriate companion to my last post Spiritual Survival. As current political and social events continue to become more and more critical, the significance of this post becomes more and more essential. While the […]

Spiritual Survival

By Denis Korn

Be guided by the Holy Spirit

Stuff is Important – Attitude is Essential – Spiritual Survival is Indispensable

Without the proper embodiment of Spiritual Survival – physical survival is incomplete and imperfect, and can be irrelevant.

I have written in a number of articles at this blog on […]