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May You Be Encouraged

We live in stressful and transformative times – seek encouragement! The reality of the season in which we find ourselves has presented more and more disturbing revelations regarding the extraordinary influences on our lives. […]


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

Liars, Leaders, Treason

A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. […]

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? […]

Are These Really the 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 terminologies may be unfamiliar. However, there is much here for serious reflection and study. This post relates to preparedness by pointing out […]

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? […]

A Message of Encouragement

I felt a personal calling to write and share this prayer of encouragement as a gift to those needing some uplifting words during distressing events and the constant perpetration by media and government of crisis, fear and hysteria. […]

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. […]

Why Are So Many People of Diverse Communities Being Called to Prepare?

I knew then that Y2K was just a wake-up call for more serious potential events yet to come years into the future – that future is with us now. […]

Aliveness as an Essential Attitude

I want to take this opportunity to share some thoughts and insights on the value of ALIVENESS. Evaluate – embrace – and embody the actions and attitudes that awaken in us the exhilaration of ALIVENESS. […]

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. […]

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Revisited

Since we live in a season of unprecedented deceit, corruption and confusion, and we cry out and pray for serious help in discerning the times, I am once again posting my article on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Gift of Encouragement

We live in stressful and transformative times – seek encouragement! […]

About Attitude – An Encouragement

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

Barriers to Critical Thinking & The 7 Essential Questions

It is essential that one develops an effective foundation and skill set for critical evaluation and assessment of facts and circumstances that lead to actions that are effectual, appropriate and beneficial. […]