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What Are The Most Important Elements of Preparedness?

By Denis Korn

There is an extraordinary fixation in our current culture with all the trappings of physical survival – given the perception of imminent collapse, chaos and oppression. The degree of hysteria and response to this phenomena is unprecedented in the 39 years I have been in the preparedness industry, and I will soon […]

A Critical Evaluation of Foods for Emergency Preparedness

By Denis Korn

This month marks 39 years that I have been involved in various aspects of the emergency food industry. I have researched, sold, developed and manufactured foods for outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness. With emerging national and global concerns and a list of potential catastrophic scenarios unlike I have witnessed all these […]

The #1 Preparedness Question!

By Denis Korn

My last post listed the top 6 questions of preparedness planning. The #1 question is such an important question to answer when engaging in research, evaluation and planning that I felt it necessary to examine it more carefully. It is the first question in my 12 Crucial Questions of Preparedness Planning, […]

My Top 6 Crucial Questions for Effective Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

Proper preparedness ensures effective resiliency

I am continually asked by serious preppers, preparedness planners and managers, whether beginners or experienced, “What are the most important things I need to know in getting started or improving the preparedness process?” One of the most important articles I have written concerning this issue is The […]

Is the Entire Family Secure and Responsible in an Emergency?

By Denis Korn

Is your entire family prepared for emergencies at all times?

Recent events has bought us catastrophic circumstances that have had devastating and lasting effects on thousands of people around the world. I pray that you take this advice seriously.

Recent conversations have motivated me to post once again this important article.

I […]

Facts & Myths About Do-It-Yourself Long Term Dry Food Packing

By Denis Korn

Do-it-yourself packing

This updated article that was written earlier and linked at various places on this blog, has created a great deal of interest. It has become even more important as the economy has stimulated preparedness planners to be as cost effective as possible and pack-their-own. Another reason for revisiting this article […]

The 7 Essentials for Emergencies

By Denis Korn

Even though I have posted many articles addressing numerous essentials and recommendations for preparedness planning, I am often asked to reduce the many items to just the essential categories. Here are the 7 vital factors in my assessment that must be considered during emergencies and disasters. They are valuable for inclusion […]

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 […]

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, discerning […]

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 […]

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 process.

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Checklist of Essentials for Emergency Preparedness & Outdoor Adventure Planning Including Vehicle Preparedness – Updated & Expanded

By Denis Korn

NOTE: The demand for the information given in this list has been significant – so I am posting it again with additional comments and items. I have decided to keep adding comments under selected items on a continuing basis – so you may want to periodically check back at this post […]

A Preparedness Metaphor – Building An Image of Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

How are you building your preparedness planning structure? Will it be strong and endure – or weak and collapse when you need it most?

Last year when this post first appeared I realized from many conversations with new preparedness planners that the development process was haphazard and unfamiliar. Creating a strong, […]

Normalcy Bias – Why People are Attached to Inaction

By Denis Korn

You life depends on being awake!

In the 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 it seems […]

Essential Checklist for Emergency & Outdoor Adventure Planning – Including Vehicle Preparedness

By Denis Korn

The Ultimate Preparedness List

This checklist should be a crucial assist in your emergency and outdoor discovery planning – study it carefully!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATED & EXPANDED CHECKLIST OF ESSENTIALS

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Checklist of Essentials for Emergency & Outdoor Adventure Planning – Including Vehicle Preparedness – Updated & Expanded

By Denis Korn

The Ultimitate Preparedness List

This checklist should be a crucial assist in your emergency and outdoor discovery planning – study it carefully!

For most people planning for emergencies is similar to planning for a camping trip or any other outdoor adventure where the normal conveniences of home are not available. The […]

What’s Happening in the Preparedness Industry? An Update

By Denis Korn

This is the time to get serious about preparedness!

What’s happening in the Emergency Preparedness industry during these critical and uncertain times?

Availability and Lead Times

National and international events have stimulated many to take emergency preparedness seriously. This has created a significant demand for certain preparedness products such as […]

Beginning & Improving Preparedness Planning & Peace of Mind

By Denis Korn

If you are a newcomer to preparedness planning or have been engaged for some time, the information and suggestions contained in this article will certainly help you begin or add to your experience of confidence and peace of mind, and assist you with practical steps you can take.

The first step in […]

Review of Action Steps for Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

The following summary of actions steps is an excerpt from the important article Beginning and Improving Preparedness Planning. You are highly encouraged to read the entire article. It was written for the preparedness planner at any stage of their preparedness process. If you have any questions leave a post or contact us […]

Beginning & Improving Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

This post is so important and it was so popular when I wrote the original article and then did a blog post in March, that I am once again revisiting it as a new post. I am grateful for all the calls I get for more detailed one-on-one conversation with serious preparedness […]