Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ten Core Areas of Preparedness

In all of my studies through the years, I have come across TEN core areas that we should be prepared in.  Some give different numbers, some have different ideas, but the reality is, there are TEN things.  

  • food
  • water
  • shelter
  • heat
  • light
  • sanitation
  • medical
  • communication
  • safety
  • financial

Each of these areas, is worth time and study all on their own, in order to really become
prepared in your home or family.  I suggest that you take time and learn all that you can in each area.  I am working right now on my E-course, which will walk you through step by step learning, through videos, text, and websites, to help you learn each core area.  Keep watch for this to happen soon.  In the mean time, do some study and research.  Pick one area you know you need to focus on, and go to it.  I will be focusing on one core area each week as well, in my own home and here on Today.....
When we become more self reliant in each of these areas, we will be creating a home that will someday be able to stand on it's own. When disaster strikes, whether short or long term, we will be able to be a benefit to our family and community, instead of being one that is complaining because the government didn't get the help to us fast enough.

I love preparedness!  I love teaching it, and learning about it!  Even after thirty ish odd years of living the life, I still learn new things almost every day!  

Create a goal, and work towards it, and stay tuned for more.

Some quotes for you to ponder for the day:

“Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness.”
Don Williams, Jr
“We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.”
Petra Nemcova
Love this quote, and love this site. 
“Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.”
Spencer W. Kimball, 1976
“Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.”
Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center