Prepping And What Is Meant By Disaster Preparedness

Preparing for DisastersThe times in which we live is pushing us to be Prepared.  The idea of Disaster Preparedness encompasses more than guns and ammo.  Preppers may have lots of guns and ammo, or stored food supplies, but in the true sense of Disaster Preparedness, you are not prepared. Having guns and ammo is not enough. Having a year’s worth of food and water isn’t enough. Therefore, to help mitigate some of that tunnel vision from Preppers, here’s a quick and easy acronym that lays the foundation for some much-needed critical thinking about ones preparedness planning.

To stay on strategy, the acronym had to be memorable, repeatable, and relevant. Because all of the guns, ammo, food and water are a great start but watching the disaster on national news is not the time to wonder “what do I do now?"  For the time it takes to get prepared will pay off when the crisis occurs.  Have a written Plan (codified), amass the right Resources and Equipment, create a group of People, discover Areas to gather, be Ready and learn how to Execute your plan.

What Is The Planning Required To Be Prepared


A Codified Plan is the most important starting point for anyone interested in preparedness: you need a Plan. A Codified Plan means you have it written out.  If you don’t have a Plan that is written out coherently for others to be able to follow, and it is all stored in your head, then it is not a Plan, it is an idea. And when things go wrong and your world becomes a lot less safe – whether from a lost job, your house burns down, mugged on the way to work, a chemical spill in your neighborhood, a citywide power outage, a statewide emergency, a national EMP or economic disaster, or even a global pandemic outbreak – you can bet that you will experience a body alarm response that will directly impact your ability to make rational decisions. So, as the saying goes, plan the work and then work the plan. Plan now.

To be truly prepared you have to P.R.E.P.A.R.E.