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Long Term Food Storage – A Comprehensive Primer

By Denis Korn

 

The language of long term food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options and related information

As the awareness and motivation to store food provisions for extended periods of time grows with every alarming headline, I have been asked to once again post one of the important 15 Foundational […]

Vigilance, Transformation and Triggering Events

By Denis Korn

The political, social, judicial and international events of the last few days are, in my opinion, unprecedented in my lifetime as to the long term implications for our country, society and culture. And the implications are not for the betterment of our nation and civilization. The future is now going to […]

The Idolatry of Self-Reliance

By Denis Korn

While the title of this article The Idolatry of Self-Reliance may seem counter-intuitive and paradoxical, since I am in an educator for emergency and disaster preparedness and survival, I am confident that by the time you finish reading you will understand what I am professing. You are encouraged to read the […]

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.

HISTORY

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

Essential Emergency Kit Information & Advice

By Denis Korn

This post – Essential Emergency Kit Information & Advice – is a valuable companion to the previous post Essential Checklist for Emergency Preparedness & Outdoor Adventure Planning – Including Vehicle Preparedness – Latest Update. You are encouraged to share this post and its vital information with family, friends, business associates, church […]

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

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 […]

Why Are So Many Christians Being Called To Prepare?

By Denis Korn

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 Christian audience, it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 in […]