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The Essential Elements of Preparedness

It is my belief that the most essential and foundational elements of preparedness are attitude, critical thinking, knowledge, trust in God, appropriate emotion and spiritual awareness. […]

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 […]

Reflections, Goals and Encouragement for 2015

By Denis Korn

The year of 2015 will be an important year for me in initiating and fulfilling goals and projects that I believe will be crucial given the current state of cultural, economic and political decay prevalent in contemporary society. This post will offer reflections, plans and end with an updated encouragement I post […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Barriers to Critical Thinking

By Denis Korn

I have decided to post this article on the barriers to critical thinking, which I use in teaching, as the 3rd in a series of posts dealing with the psychological, emotional and spiritual components of emergency and disaster preparedness planning.

Normalcy Bias – Why People are attached to Inaction

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Water – Essential for Emergency Preparedness & Survival

By Denis Korn

Water – The #1 essential for Preparedness Planning

Clean water of course is essential for survival. While it is possible to go for weeks without food, after 3 – 5 days survival is at great risk without water. Make absolutely sure you answer the following questions.

o How much water do […]

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 […]

Prepare the Entire Family for Emergencies

By Denis Korn

Is your family prepared for emergencies at all times?

The spring of 2010 has bought us catastrophic events that have had devastating and lasting effects on thousands of people around the world. I pray that you take this advice seriously.

A recent conversation during an interview reminded me of a presentation […]

What is Your Emergency Planning Triggering Event?

By Denis Korn

With a growing number of serious physical, political and economic events 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 urge you to identify and assign significance […]

Why Be Prepared?

By Denis Korn

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 […]

Basics for Preparedness & Adventure

By Denis Korn

Every so often I will revisit a prior post because of its popularity and importance. In this list you will find valuable items required for preparedness and adventure.

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This list will give you suggestions for the very basic items required for outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness survival; especially […]

Types & Sources of Foods for Emergency Planning Revisited

By Denis Korn

I want to list once again important information on foods for emergency and disaster planning.

1) FORAGING/WILD EDIBLE PLANTS

There is an abundance of free, fresh and nutritious foods available in all areas and in all seasons. Obtain books about wild foods in you area. Go to nature classes and herb walks […]

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 add […]

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 and […]

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 […]

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 to […]

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 […]