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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 […]

Why I Recommend AlpineAire Foods for Preparedness & Camping

By Denis Korn

At a time of considerable concern about the effects of current events and numerous potential catastrophic scenarios, many folks have been investing in shelf stable foods. I have written numerous posts at this blog, Learn To Prepare, on preparedness planning with an emphasis on food issues. Why not? – since I […]

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 […]

Basic Items for Emergency Preparedness & Outdoor Recreation

By Denis Korn

Celebrate Peace of Mind

This list will give you suggestions for the very basic items required for outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness survival; especially if you must be mobile and respond quickly. While this list covers most short term scenarios it is vital that you adjust these basics and perhaps […]

Deception or Trust? – Buying Emergency Foods

By Denis Korn

Who do you Trust? Why?

Let me be frank about what I am seeing during this time of heightened awareness for preparedness food buying – DECEPTION.

I have been in the emergency preparedness, outdoor recreation and natural food industries for 36 years. I have innovated, created and sold numerous natural, self-stable […]

Gourmet Reserves

In 1989 the food reserves division of AlpineAire Foods was developed and introduced to address the growing need for high quality, convenient, familiar, and real shelf stable food products. Gourmet Reserves was created to meet the needs of individuals or organizations that desire to be self-sufficient during a situation where normal food supplies are not […]

Purchasing Food Reserves - The Essential Questions

By Denis Korn

For over 40 years it has been and always will be the policy of Learn To Prepare and PrepareDirect to provide products, information, perspectives, insights, and recommendations for action with an attitude of helpfulness and respect for an individual’s choice based on evaluation and thoughtful judgment. You evaluate – you choose – […]

Who do you trust?

By Denis Korn

With the current state of affairs and the pervading uncertainty in our society today, it is no surprise that a significant number of people are seeking products for preparedness planning and self-reliance. While I have addressed the question of why prepare in another commentary on our home page, this article focuses […]

Who do You Trust?

With the current state of affairs and the pervading uncertainty in our society today, it is no surprise that a significant number of people are seeking products for preparedness planning and self-reliance. While I have addressed the question of why prepare in another commentary on our home page, this article focuses on the crucial issue […]