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Barriers to Critical Thinking & The Battle of Two Wolves

By Denis Korn

I am sharing once again what has been one of the most read of all my posts – Barriers to Critical Thinking. It continues to be even more timely given the issues that we face as a country and as a civilization today.

This is a blog site that primarily focuses […]

Eschatology – Premillennialism – Apocalypticism – End Times Perspectives

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

By Denis Korn

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 […]

Why Are So Many Christians Being Called to Prepare

By Denis Korn

What’s your calling?

The time is appropriate once again (this was last posted at Learn To Prepare in Jan. 2012) to share an article written prior to Y2K. The title was the original title – Today it could be expanded to ask: Why Are So Many People of Diverse Communities Being Called […]

The 10 Commandments of Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

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 be prepared in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Be encouraged to continue this process with diligence, motivation, and […]

Vital Preparedness Planning Questions

By Denis Korn

What Road Will You Choose to Take?

For those who have read many of my other posts you will discover that I very often use questions to stimulate and motivate reflection and action. In the preparedness process there are two distinct elements or phases – the research, evaluation, discussion, planning, […]

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 […]

2012 – Intrigue – Deception – Hype – Hope – What else?

By Denis Korn

2012 – What was the truth?

Each year as I grow older – and hopefully wiser – I have a greater variety of experiences from which to draw while reflecting on the passing years. While my focus in sharing has been in the context of emergency preparedness for the unforeseen, […]

Are You Spiritually and Emotionally Prepared?

By Denis Korn

During this season of heightened spiritual and emotional focus, it is time once again to bring attention to the spiritual and emotional components of preparedness.

In a previous post I talked about Normalcy Bias – the mental state by which people cling to perceptions that are familiar and comfortable – and because […]

Katadyn Group Acquires the Assets of TyRy Inc. (AlpineAire & Gourmet Reserves)

By Denis Korn

I want to congratulate the Katadyn Group in their excellent decision to acquire AlpineAire Foods and Gourmet Reserves. Why am I excited about this new expansion of Katadyn – the leading producer of individual water purification systems in the world – and adding AlpineAire Foods and Gourmet Reserves to their exceptional […]

The #1 Preparedness Question – What’s Your Scenario? (Why?)

By Denis Korn

This is such an important question to answer when engaging in preparedness planning that I felt it necessary to examine it more carefully. It is the first question in my 12 Crucial Questions of Preparedness Planning, listed under 12 Foundational Articles for Preparedness Planning (as you can see I like the […]

Report: Supplier Survey & Trend Analysis of Preparedness and Resiliency Provisions

By Denis Korn

Here is my perspective on current trends relating to food products for shelf stable food reserves and resiliency provisions in general.

In the 37 years I have been in the natural foods, outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness industries as a retailer and manufacturer, I have experienced a number of fluctuations and […]

The 12 Foundational Articles for Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

You must build on a strong foundation of knowledge!

After careful consideration, I have added 5 previously written articles to my Foundations category. Serious reflection on these articles will be of vital importance in developing an enduring foundation for proper and effective preparedness planning and action. Be diligent and honest […]

Preparedness Planning – A Metaphor

By Denis Korn

Will your Preparedness Plan be as solid as this structure?

I have always liked metaphors and imagery in making a point or in conveying a message. So for those of you who also like illustrations, allusions and visualizations, here is my architectural metaphor for the emergency or disaster preparedness planning […]

Thomas Jefferson – Another Look

By Denis Korn

The Author of the Declaration of Independence & Our Third President

An email was sent to me recently regarding Thomas Jefferson. His life was an inspiration and divine gift to our country. Given the dishonorable and regrettable state, both in modern times and currently, of our countries political, economic and […]

Here is my List of Triggering Events – What’s Yours?

By Denis Korn

In January of 2012 I posted the article below. Here is the segment of that article I want to focus upon in this updated post: As you reflect on the scenarios that you presume might – or might not – occur, think about the concept of a “triggering event.” Ask yourself, […]

7 Things Every Reputable Food Reserve Company Needs to Tell You

By Denis Korn

You must trust the company that provides you with the food you and your family will require during an emergency

I have written a number of articles dealing with trust, honesty, reflections, guidelines, questions to ask and recommendations concerning the purchasing of food reserve products. While the food you rely […]

Are You ALIVE?

By Denis Korn

ALIVENESS is a noun – the state of being ALIVE. Here are 2 of the definitions of ALIVE from the Encarta Dictionary, on-line:

a.live (adjective)

4. full of life

Full of energy and vigor, and with a zest for and interest in life.

5. animated

Active or animated, especially full of busy […]

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, […]