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Basic Essentials for Adventure and Preparedness

By Denis Korn

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 add other items if your physical […]

Basic Essentials for Adventure and Preparedness

Celebrate Peace of Mind

By Denis Korn

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 […]

Determining Emergency Scenarios

What are the circumstances or scenarios you have determined may exist that will require you to rely upon your preparedness supplies? What will be the severity and impact of those circumstances on your life? (This is not only the most important and first question to answer, it is often the question most overlooked, or not […]

Beginning and Improving Preparedness Planning

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 the preparedness […]

The Essential Emergency Planning Guide for Food and Water

 

The Essential Emergency Planning Guide for Food and Water

by Denis Korn

The Preparedness Essentials

These guidelines, questions, suggestions, and facts are directed to issues concerning food and water planning during emergency situations, outdoor recreation, or any situation where proper food […]

The 12 Crucial Questions of Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

I believe this to be the primary foundational article required for effective and thorough preparedness planning.

These 12 crucial questions of preparedness planning are a result of an expansion and modification of questions given in The Essential Emergency Planning Guide for Food and Water. They apply to any preparedness planning scenario […]

Beginning and Improving Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

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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, […]

Recommended Books

Preparedness knowledge brings peace of mind

I have listed over 200 books in 10 categories that can be very useful and perhaps life saving. These books represent a broad range of excellent information, guidance, ideas, and critical knowledge. When you click on a book that interests you, I recommend you follow the link […]

Using Trail Foods for Emergencies & Adventure, Dehydrating your own food

These recommended books are available directly from Amazon.Click on the books image to receive details on each book and to purchase.Note: Many of the dried foods for camping & backpacking are identical to foods for emergency preparedness – these food books can be useful in both situations.

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Business and Professional Preparedness

These recommended books are available directly from Amazon.Click on the books image to receive details on each book and to purchase.

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General Preparedness

These recommended books are available directly from Amazon.Click on the books image to receive details on each book and to purchase.

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Planning for Emergencies & Adventure

Celebrate Peace of Mind

For most people planning for emergencies is similar to planning for a camping trip or any other outdoor adventure. The biggest difference is determining whether to plan for camping away from home or in your own residence – or perhaps both. The equipment to include in your emergency kit […]

Using & About Oxygen Absorbers

By Denis Korn – who introduced the use of oxygen absorbers into the emergency food and outdoor recreational foods industries in the early 1990’s while owner of AlpineAire Foods.

Summary of key points in using an Ageless® oxygen absorber – from this article.

Z100 size is for pouches or containers quart to […]

Expert Advice

At PrepareDirect our goal is to insure that our customers have purchased the best possible products for their needs and concerns. To help in this process we offer expert advice and counseling on emergency preparedness and food reserves planning. It is essential that our customers have reliable and trustworthy information and insights in which to […]

Consulting Services

Denis Korn

Denis Korn is available for consulting, workshops, presentations, and coaching. His specially is emergency preparedness for people resources. For 40 years Mr. Korn has been involved in the natural foods, preparedness, and outdoor recreation industries as an innovator in retailing and manufacturing. For more information about Mr. Korn click here or […]

Storing Foods - The 6 Issues

There are six conditions to be aware of when storing food for emergency preparedness food storage, or outdoor recreation. The foods being referred to in this post are shelf-stable freeze-dried, dehydrated, dried commodities. Optimal storage conditions can also be applied to wet pack: retort, MRE’s, canned goods, and other specialty longer term wet pack foods.

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The Research and Evaluation Process

By Denis Korn

Having taught college philosophy courses in Critical Thinking, I am aware of the evaluation process most folks use in researching various subjects. I teach students to consider the three “E’s” in their practice: Evaluate – Embrace – Embody. Evaluation is earnest and appropriate research with discernment and reasoning. To embrace that which […]

Are we vulnerable?

Being prepared for emergencies is simply a good and proper idea and a prudent action to take. If you need examples of why, look to the past and refer to the natural disasters, financial disruption, and man-made devastation that has occurred. Then look at the present for more evidence of potential tribulations and peril. Where […]

Basic and Traditional Food Commodities

By Denis Korn

This category includes dozens of varieties of grains, beans, legumes and seeds, and can be utilized in numerous forms such as; whole, cracked, flaked, instant, flour, pasta and sprouted.

Advantages:

Very economical- little cost for significant nutritional value. Easily obtainable. Stores well for long periods of time. Versatility of […]

Water?

Clean water of course is essential for survival. While it is possible to go for weeks without food, after 3 days survival is at great risk without water. Make absolutely sure you answer the following questions.

o How much water do you have available to you in an emergency?

o Will you have enough to […]