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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crucial Questions & Essential Information About Grab-and-Go Bags & Vehicle Preparedness

By Denis Korn

As I write this post there are severe warnings concerning the weather conditions on the East Coast. This “Frankenstorm” is considered to be catastrophic. If this doesn’t motivate the population to seriously evaluate being prepared and taking effective action – What will it take? Must we wait for an even greater […]

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 […]

2012 Reflections – Part 1

By Denis Korn

2012 – Choose your attitude

In Part 1, I wish to share some observations and reflections about 2012 – a much anticipated year that many believe will usher in a myriad of diverse events – both positive and negative, catastrophes, opportunities, and profound transformation.

Then, in Part 2, I […]

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 Christian […]

What is Your Triggering Event?

By Denis Korn

Be Prepared to Be Prepared

2012 has arrived and with it a growing number of people believe serious physical, political and economic events could be occurring worldwide, it is once again essential to direct your attention to what I have identified as a “triggering event.” (Stay tuned, as a student of […]

WAR – Is it Worth it?

Deserted: The denuded buildings of Sirte will have to be demolished after they were pounded with heavy artillery for weeks

By Denis Korn

This WAR in Libya is happening as you read this.

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Reflect upon it. What does it tell […]

Eschatology and Apocalypticism – Reflections on End Times

By Denis Korn

Are we at the End or the Beginning – or somewhere in-between?

I realize that some of this material may be a bit “academic” and some of the terminology may be unfamiliar, however there is much here for serious reflection and study. Posts such as this one relate to preparedness by […]

The Chicken Little & Boy Who Cried Wolf Media

By Denis Korn

Discernment Anyone?

The media I refer to is both mainstream and alternative – TV – Radio – Internet – Print – Entertainment. This brief post is a follow-up to my last post and once again the essential theme is TRUST.

At a time when our society is plagued and overwhelmed by […]

The Emotional and Spiritual Components of Preparedness

Our emotions effect our perceptions

By Denis Korn

For many the foundation

In my last post I talked about Normalcy Bias – the mental state by which people cling to perceptions that are familiar and comfortable – and because of this state they can be in denial of the reality of the circumstances […]

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 […]

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 […]

Appliances & Equipment for Emergency Food Storage Preparation

By Denis Korn

Remember: The equipment you have assembled for emergency preparedness should match the scenarios, persons involved and time frames you have determined will affect your unique circumstances. Inappropriate and incomplete essential equipment for food preparation can significantly affect your emergency experience. Much of this equipment will be the same […]

Honesty - the cornerstone of preparedness planning

By Denis Korn – Visit PrepareDirect for the finest in preparedness products

I have written a great deal on preparedness planning on this blog. I have given both general and specific information on the preparedness process – tips – guidelines – action steps – and numerous crucial questions I feel are essential for proper […]

Emergency Preparedness - What's the Triggering Event?

By Denis Korn

Many folks are reluctant to plan ahead, or they assume that the government or others will take care of them, or they are just too busy, or they just don’t think it is necessary. As an option to doing nothing or to enhance some other method of emergency preparedness planning you have […]

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 […]