Doomsday Prepping

Doomsday Prepping?  If you are looking for a way to prepare for Doomsday – you have come to the wrong site.

End-of-Days

However, if you want to know how to prepare for the most likely disaster events that you may actually encounter – then you have come to the right place.

Think about it – Doomsday Prepping. Doomsday is defined as the last day of life on the planet.  With that working definition, you are wasting your time trying to prepare for that day.

Doomsday Prepping is not a realistic event that you can even plan for.  It makes for good movies, T.V. shows and books, but it is not something anybody can really do.  Doesn’t matter who you are.  Life will cease to exist on the planet.

When preparing for disaster – it is critical to know exactly which threats have the highest probability of impacting you and your family.  Let’s be realistic about this.

By identifying these events, you will be able to prepare faster, save money, and end up with a more practical and effective Disaster Plan. 

For instance, somebody located in Miami, Florida should not be spending their valuable time and money preparing for a Blizzard.  Likewise, the person who lives in Kansas will have no need to plan for a Tsunami.  You want to prepare for the events that will have the most likely impact on you.

The tricky part of preparing for a disaster is assigning a risk factor to each of the disaster types based upon where you live, or the location you want to prepare for.  I mention this statement “…or the location you want to prepare for.” because you may want to evaluate a location that is different than yours.

  • You may be planning on moving into a new area.
  • Maybe you want to check out that vacation place you want to go to.
  • How about that relative who says he doesn’t need to prepare because nothing happens where he lives. You may want to run a Risk Assessment for their location and share with them your results.  Who knows?  You may open their eyes and convince them they should prepare.

There are several sources that we can refer to in order to determine the most likely probability of a specific type of disaster impacting your location.

Good News:  Keeping up with our commitment to respect your TIME – We have found those sources for you.  After many, many, many hours of research, we have uncovered sources that offer the best data to determine your risk factors for the various types of disaster.  We will walk you through the process to evaluate each potential type for your location.

One Other Note: Most of these sources are governmental sites, meaning that this work and research was done with tax dollars.  Your tax dollars!    You Paid for It – Use It!

A downloadable table will be made available for you to record and summarize your findings. You will use this table to rank the probability of each disaster type with a scale that ranges from: Very Low to Very High.  See example below.

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This table will help you summarize and determine exactly what you need to prepare for.

Click on the Green Button below for your RISK LEVEL Form:  

Click Here to Get Your Risk Assessment Form

A Word of Caution:   Do not make the mistake that I made.

I just assumed that I knew the risk factor for a Disaster Type. I have lived in my house for over 30 years and never ever had a water problem in my house or in my yard. I never even had water in my basement. But when I ran my risk for a FLOOD – the source came back as a “High Risk”. After looking into this deeper, I found out that there was a stream about a half mile behind my house, and due to the topography of the land in my area, there was a small (very small) valley (more like a depression) that lead from this stream right to my backyard, making me at risk. If the stream backed up and flooded, I would have a problem. Now, that has never happened. But after reviewing the topographical maps, I can understand that it is a concern and that I need to address it in my Preparedness Plan.

Moral of the story:  Don’t Assume.  Use the resources that are available.

 

Disasters fall into one of the following categories:  Natural Disasters and Man-Made Disasters.

These Disasters will be discussed in detail during the next 2 modules.

Module 2:  Natural Disasters.

  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornado
  • Earthquake and Tsunamis
  • Winter Storms
  • Wildfires
  • Pandemics

Module 3:  Man-Made Disasters.

  • Dams
  • Hazardous Material
  • Nuclear Accidents
  • Terrorism
  • Social Chaos

As we progress through these modules, we will learn:

  • How these disasters are formed – the Mechanics.  “Know Your Enemy.”
  • The most likely geographical areas that a specific disaster will happen.
  • What are the dangers associated with these disasters.
  • Steps you can take to protect yourself from these disasters.

These modules will be followed by additional modules and lessons which will discuss:  Addressing the Essentials of Survival,  Tools for Survival, and other modules that will round out the information that you will need to put an effective Disaster Plan together to protect your family.

 

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