It should be obvious that preparedness calls for planning. When it comes to emergency and disaster management, I can’t make your plan up for you, and neither can anyone else. However, I can point you in the direction for you to get guidance, as I often do by recommending various resources for preppers.
So today I’m reviewing “Emergency & Disaster Management,” a recent release in the “Make Ready to Survive” series from Panteao Productions. The focus is on long term survival when things go very bad as well as emergency scenarios after disasters.
As with the other videos in this series, material is presented in a low key, straightforward way. And it’s common sense information. Each of the instructors featured previously gets his turn to discuss his areas of expertise.
Most chapters are short, and they go by quickly. That certainly doesn’t mean the presentations aren’t substantive. Have a notebook handy, watch the section several times, or both.
Topics covered include…
- Specific Disaster Scenario Planning
- Living off the grid
- Alternative Source of Power
- Alternative Location Cache
- The Last Store Trip
- Bugging Out or Not
- Living Off The Land Fallacy
- Cold Weather Survival
- The One Year Survival Plan
- Long term water sourcing
- Long Term Food Supply
- Barter and Trade
- Forming a Self-Sufficient Community
- Securing Needed Supplies
- Firearm Selection
- Home Defense
- Using Current Technology
If you’ve seen any of the other videos in this series, you’ll notice some overlap of the topics covered. But it’s not the same material. Besides, if it were, there’s no harm in review, is there?
I’ll bet you’ve heard one of the statements made in the introduction. I won’t quote it word for word, but the idea is that if you’re prepared for worst case scenarios, you can handle other situations that come along.
Rather than summarize everything in the video, I’ll raise some questions and touch on a high point or two to give you the flavor of the issues it deals with. That should get your thinking going.
Questions and Points to Ponder
Do you know what kind of disasters could affect your local area? Check with your county emergency management agency.
Do you know how to practice self quarantine in the event of a pandemic? How would you deal with environmental disasters, such as a chemical spill or nuclear accident?
How will you live off the grid when your local area is without power after a catastrophic event? How are you set for alternative fuel? What will you do about food? Water? How will you dispose of garbage and human waste?
The section on alternative power includes an informative discussion about a solar powered trailer. If nothing else, it shows what’s possible.
Caching is a popular subject, and it gets its due coverage in this video as well. In a nutshell, your site needs to be secure and accessible.
If you knew you could make one last shopping trip in plenty of time before disaster hit, what would you buy? You don’t want to wait until the last minute, like the unprepared masses.
As for bugging out, sheltering in place is best, if you can. The consensus among those in the know is that trying to tough it out in the wilderness is a bad idea. A number of considerations about this are discussed on the video.
Would you believe sweat management is crucial for survival in the cold?
The discussion on barter and trade deals with both goods and skills. Incidentally, the section starts with aninstructional role play.
I appreciate the discussion on community, and I think you will, too. None of us will make it through rough times alone. Like it or not, we need one another.
What’s the difference between looting and scavenging? If you’re well prepared now, the less you’ll have to face answering that question for yourself, should you somehow not have all the supplies you need in the wake of disaster.
Since discussion of firearms is included in this video, you’ll see disclaimers and basic safety rules for using guns at the beginning of the DVD, before the menu appears.
If you’re not all that experienced with firearms and home defense, the sections which give an overview of those topics are for you. Don’t worry if any of it goes over your head. Absorb what you can now and pick up more later. Or, if you’re already proficient with guns, you may want to show these chapters to a friend or family member in need of the basics.
While it’s a good idea to planfor the day when our modern technology may not be readily available or accessible, we can use it now as in an instrument in planning. For example, mapping programs are mentioned.
How to Get Yours
First, let me say again that I’m glad for the opportunity to share this “Make Ready to Survive” series with you. As I’ve noted elsewhere, you get the pooled knowledge and experience of guys who’ve been there, done that. The best part is, you can access their expertise any time when you watch the DVD’s or view the material online.
Not only can you get “Emergency & Disaster Management” in DVD form, but you can subscribe to view it online. You can even access it on your mobile device. Panteao Productions gives subscribers discounts on annual subscriptions and a 100% money back guarantee. So you have nothing to lose.
Find the Make Ready to Survive series by going to http://panteao.com/survive/.
It’s anybody’s guess as to when big events roll over us, so now is the time to plan. If you’re confident about your own preparedness, now’s the time to help interested friends or family members make their plan. “Emergency & Disaster Management” just might be the tool you’re looking for to get things going.