Episode 17 – Thinking about all the things that can happen

Rob and Ryan cover current events:

More Job Loss

Feb job loss numbers revised upward to 709,000

Warning of food price hike crisis

Cyberspies Penetrate U.S. Power Grid
Getting back to the Preparedness Capability Checklist (PCC). It’s been a while since we hammered home the PCC, so we should touch on it again. We recap on where people should be with there preparedness plan, if they’ve been playing the ‘at home’ game.

The main topic is preparing for the different possible events that can happen. In reality, you don’t need to waste a lot of time writing down all of the possible events and scenarios that may happen to you. This can lead to a lot of frustration for people who are starting their preparedness plan. The reason you can skip this is the fact that for nearly every disaster/crisis event, you’re going to be providing for the same things – food water, shelter, warmth, defense, etc.

Hmm… Gee, if there was only some sort of list that covered what these common elements were, it would sure make it simpler to figure out how to prepared for them.

Oh Wait! The Preparedness Capability Checklist!

There are common things that you will need to provide for in all major disasters, and the PCC has already identified them. Looking at what and how to prepare by using the PCC, it takes the frustration out of the organizing the “things to get prepared for” list.

Again, playing “what if” scenarios can help you identify which events will require certain actions, like whether to bug out or shelter in place. We should have some sort of criteria list that helps with this decision-making process.

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