Howdy fellow blog readers. I hope everyone that has been reading my blogs over the last sixteen months has gotten something out of them that has helped them in their lives to prepare for the upcoming disasters. For my next set of articles over the next six months, I will be answering all questions from my readers related to my experience.
As I have mentioned before, since 1996, I have been teaching a six or eight hour class in “Worse Case Scenario Disaster Preparedness.” Currently I’ve been teaching here in the Four Corners Region. I cover both man-made and natural disasters, how to prepare, and what to expect during and after a disaster. Growing up in Texas, my family and I lived through numerous natural disasters that included floods, hurricanes, ice storms, sand storms, tornadoes, and wild fires. We lived for eighteen months without electricity or running water. During my twenty-one years in the Army Medical Corps, I worked in medical logistics with numerous humanitarian and natural disaster relief missions all over the world in Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and here in the U.S. When I teach, I talk from my personal experience working these worldwide disasters to help people prepare and be ready for a very uncertain future. I would really hate to see fellow Americans go through massive hardships, misery, and suffering that I have seen on numerous occasions because people did not prepare or expected their government to help them. The following list is my class outline of everything I talk about.
- What is a Disaster?
- Kinds of Disasters
- Types of Man-Made Disasters
- Types of Natural Disasters
- Disasters that can occur in the 4 Corners Region
- What is Survival & Survivalism?
- What does it take to Survive?
- What are the 7 Enemies of Survival?
- What are the 7 Survival Priorities?
- Setting up a Family Disaster Survival Plan
- Utilities – Electric, Gas & Water
- When disaster strikes / Life after a Disaster.
- Questions to Ask Yourself
- Disaster Kits & Supplies for:
– Sheltering in Place – Food, Cooking, Water, Clothing, Lighting, Communication, Power, Medical kits, Defense & Survival Groups
– NBC / EMP & Dust Protection
– Bugging Out
- What are the 10 Essentials to have?
- Survival Vehicle / Survival Transportation
- Bug Out Survival Retreat
- Survival Sanitation
- Survival Chores / Classes
- Returning Home
- Disaster Finances
- Barter / Wampum Items
- Safety during and after a Disaster
- Dealing with Stress after a Disaster
- Helping Children cope with a Disaster
- Morale, Recreation and Welfare
- Recommended Reading
- Disaster Entertainment
- Disaster Education & Training
- Handout Review
- Words of Wisdom
I have covered several of these topics over the past several months in my blogs, but others I have not touched on yet.
I’m also a Red Cross instructor and teach First Aid, Wilderness/Remote First Aid, and Disaster Preparedness. So if anyone has any questions over any of these topics whatsoever, no matter how small, please ask. I will be happy to answer all questions and give you my advice and recommendations from my experience on my next blog in two weeks. I’m looking forward in hearing from my readers.