I want to link a number of updated articles together in a “lesson” format. Yeah…school time!
I hope you hang in there with me, I think everyone can get something out of this. It is important enough to me that I am dedicating the entire first part of September to this. Please take the time to work with me. I bet we can all learn something.
Here’s my plan…
- I share this post with you outlining what I am going to do.
- I will post two days of “This Is What I Would Do” articles.
- Then I will post an introductory article on dealing with risks and threats.
- Then there will be seven days of articles touching on each of the “7 Common Risks/Threats.”
- Then there will be a summary post covering the posts mentioned in #4.
- And lastly I will post 5 articles, one each day, asking the question “What would you do?”
- Finally, I will post a global summary of all of the previous September articles (minus the 9/11) article.
How it plays out…
I share this post with you outlining what I am going to do.
Pretty dang self-explanatory…you are reading this post.
I will post two days of “This Is What I Would Do” articles.
These two articles originally appeared a few years ago on my website. I have resurrected them, edited them for grammar and spelling, then added some additional material while discarding out of date stuff. These two articles are to get you thinking. I develop a scenario and then I go into some details of what I might do and why. I hit on some principles and ideas. It is to get you into a more formal mind set of dealing with emergencies, disasters, and even grid-down events.
Then I will post an introductory article on dealing with risks and threats.
This article will cover risk/threat categorizing, priority setting, fatality factor, and risk mitigation. It will touch on each of those subjects in detail and with formal training to implement what you’ve learned. It won’t be long or boring…just hardcore fast moving information to get you going.
Then there will be seven days of articles touching on each of the “7 Common Risks/Threats.”
I will cover each of the risks/threats that are common to all emergencies, disasters, and grid-down. They are; Violence, Injury or Sickness, Communications, Organization, Dehydration, Exposure, and Starvation. I will present information that will get you started in understanding the risks/threats and how to deal with them.
Then there will be a summary post covering the posts mentioned in #4.
In that post I will wrap up the previous 7 post information and give you an assignment.
And lastly I will post 5 articles, one each day, asking the question “What would you do?”
This 5-post series, one each day, is to present you with different scenarios and ask you a simple question, “What would you do?” You can turn it into a major planning session…or simply a brain-storming session with yourself and/or your family. It is to motivate you to think about what might happen and get your mind in the habit of thinking through what is happening and coming up with a plan.
Finally, I will post a global summary of all of the previous September articles (minus the 9/11) article.
This will be my time to bloviate on the previous 18 days worth of posts, your comments/replies, and anything else that might be applicable.
I truly hope you don’t find this idea out of line, or childish, or unneeded. I think the timing is right for it. I hope you will participate with me through this exercise.
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