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Essentials for Bug-Out Bags and Vehicles

By Denis Korn

To properly assemble an effective bug-out or grab-and-go bag you must basically determine one or all of three possible destinations you are headed towards by foot, bicycle, vehicle or horse: (1) THE WOODS OR OUTDOORS (2) A SHELTER, HOTEL OR STRUCTURE (3) A RESIDENCE.

Disasters and emergencies can occur at any […]

Vital Preparedness Planning Questions

By Denis Korn

If you have read many of the articles I have posted on this site, you will know that I am a fan of Socrates and his method of teaching and dialog, where utilizing and formulating effective questions guide a student through the process of discovery, embodiment and hopefully action. Here are […]

10 Foundational Elements of Emergency Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

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

Shelf Life Considerations for Preparedness Foods

By Denis Korn

When I consult with preparedness planners about the various food options for long term storage, the foremost question is, “What is the shelf life?” Shelf life considerations for preparedness foods is an essential factor in effective preparedness and survival provisioning.


When I began in the natural foods/outdoor recreation/preparedness industry in […]

Beginning & Improving Preparedness Planning – Another Look

By Denis Korn

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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. Your are encouraged to treat this information seriously – your life may depend upon […]

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 […]

WARNING: Extreme Caution is Required Before Buying Emergency Foods

By Denis Korn

Who Do You Trust!

I need to again alert all those reading this article to be alert, cautious and on your guard when buying so-called long term pouched emergency foods! Tell your family, friends and associates about this post. I have written extensively about the deception and misinformation being delivered […]

A Triggering Event – What could it Possibly Be?

By Denis Korn

These times require being alert and awake! “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.” ~ John Curran

As more and more bizarre and disturbing worldwide incidents unfold before our eyes, the focus on a triggering event that will shake the complacent and apathetic into action becomes […]

WHEATGRASS – Prevent Illness and Improve Health

By Denis Korn

With so many people storing wheat for emergency preparedness it is important to incorporate wheatgrass juice as one of the options for utilizing one’s stored wheat. If it becomes necessary to subsist on shelf stable commodities, a fresh source of enzymes, vitamins and minerals will be essential for health. I strongly […]

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 […]

How Serious Must an Event Be Before You Act? – The Trigger!

By Denis Korn

Be Prepared to Be Prepared

A growing number of people believe serious physical, political and economic events are 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 […]

10 Foundational Elements of Preparedness Planning and Resiliency

By Denis Korn

1 – Attitude

The importance of a proper and confident attitude is essential and key to not only planning for an emergency, but also surviving an emergency. The right attitude is the foundation of the preparedness process. The 3 aspects of an appropriate attitude include: the pragmatic and realistic; the emotions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Top 6 Crucial Questions of Preparedness Planning & Resiliency

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 […]

HONESTY – The Cornerstone of Effective & Truthful Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

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It is time once again to call attention to a previous post regarding a most essential factor in preparing for emergencies or disasters – HONESTY! This subject is not to be overlooked […]

Why Are So Many Christians Being Called to Prepare?

By Denis Korn

What's your calling?

The time is appropriate 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 to Prepare? While this was written 13 years ago to a […]