Mental

mind and spirit pillar


NPM9 Event Analysis

What are you planning for?  Often times we think planning is the same as doing, and when it comes to preparedness many folks tend to only focus on one area or Pillar of Preparedness without even realizing there are other areas that need attention.

The Event Analysis Worksheet  (download) is designed to help you work through the various read more


NPM6 No Way Out

window-ladder-252x300If you live in a multi-level residence or an upper level apartment, you have no doubt spent some time mapping out your family’s fire escape plan.  Often the easiest way out of a midnight fire is through the bedroom window.  Fire escape ladders are usually a safer bet than jumping.  I have a good friend who experienced an apartment complex … read more


NPM2 How Firm is Your Foundation?

It doesn’t matter whether you are Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, LDS, Pastafarian, or something else… your beliefs are very important to you.  They color and guide every aspect of your life despite the level of importance that you may ascribe to them now.

In an unexpected, or unplanned situation most folks will turn immediately to their core values and … read more


NPM1 Where is your ICE? 1

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency.  Most new mobile phones have this contact title pre-programmed so please fill in the appropriate number for your emergency contact, and if you don’t have this contact programmed in your phone, you should create one! Do it today.  Emergency personnel look for the ICE contact in phones as a matter of routine.

As … read more


72 Hour Kit Essentials 5

72 Hour kit – to-go-bag, bug-out-bag, grab bag, ready bag … a bag by any other name is still your bag, baby!

The focus of your 72 hour kit, along with your 72 hour plan is straight forward:To provide for your needs for three days. Not very long, and certainly not the end-all-be-all of your preparedness planning, the … read more