Day late and a dollar short. Prepared for the next big show.

Podcast episode 032322

Published on March 23rd, 2022

Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I hope to be your guide as we shoot the shit about using the opportunity of peacetime, non-emergent focus on our emergency preparedness instead of waiting until it “go time” to try to scrounge up the stuff we need to keep our family, and ourselves safe and healthy. In this episode I’d like us to consider getting after our preparedness operations before the next big disaster hits. For those of you living here in Alaska, we never know when the big one is going to pop up, forcing us to shift to our emergency plans, much like those living in the Midwest as the storms begin to migrate north, bringing those twisters with them. We can start the arrangements for our preparedness now, before its too late, and we can certainly create our plans.

Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival.

Before we get after it today, I’d like to make sure that, for those of you who seek peace and harmony, or help in making sense of life, be sure to check out the Alaskan Ulfhednar podcast at After 30 years of spiritual searching and discovery, I have arrived home. Check out my theories of finding peace and harmony, with a true understanding of co-existence and universal love. Some great stuff for you there. 

Each week we look at a different facet of what being prepared looks like in the real world of everyday. It is absolutely awesome to be back with you guys here for another adventure of discovery and obtaining the super power of common sense. Today I want to put a new lens on the old eyeballs and look at the topics with a different perspective.

So, today, I want us to break this down a little. 

In the first segment, we need to inventory and stage what is “on-hand” 

  • Organization of things that you have today. No need to make a store-run today, let’s just “stage” (or place in a convenient location) the gear we have on hand today.
  • Generate list of the things that you’re short on. From this list is what we plan on getting at the market… soon.

In the second segment, what skills should we acquire now.

  • Construction and escape skills. Do we know what to do if part of our residence is damaged? Do we know when to evacuate, versus where it can hold together? Do we have plans for escaping regardless of where we get caught during the event?
  • First Aid and general care skills. Being cognizant of likely injuries, no have the supplies, and training to make sure we can take care of them.

In the final segment, let’s revisit the idea of the plan.

  • Written plan. As you recall, during a catastrophic event, your brain is going to be in full-tilt trying to deal with your adrenaline.
  • Cues. As you may recall, this is a “cheat-sheet” for escaping and/or locating resources during the brain-fry of the event.

As always my friends, I am honored and humbled that you have chosen to spend this time listening to me. I deeply appreciate each and every one of you. Being prepared provides each of us with the confidence for successful survival. We mentioned before, and will certainly say again, that survival is a 90% mental task, but that 10% of physical resources is critically important.. By having a confidence and discipline, we can and will survive. Remember to be strong, be safe, and keep your head on a swivel… Peace 

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