This past Monday I was a guest on James Talmage Steven’s radio show, the FamilyPreparednessGuide Talk Show on Blog Talk Radio. James is the author of one of the great family preparedness books, Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook .
James graciously summarized the show thusly…
We discussed the Haitian quake and how we can learn from that overwhelming natural disaster. We discussed the differences in the relative nature of the San Francisco quake 20 years ago, and how there were only 65 people killed. We talked about FEMA 196 and how it details the potential disasters in virtually every county in the US. Rich made that 1990 study available at no charge on his website:
http:// www.survivalring.org/FEMA196-free.pdf (12.5 Megabytes – May take a few minutes to download – opens in new window)
Another great resource is www.Ready.gov. Rich suggested this course of action regarding disasters preparation:
- Be aware of probability of natural disasters to which you are vulnerable.
- Practice the 3 P’s: Prioritize Potential Problems
- Determine what is needed to deal with disaster.
- Get tools/equipment/supplies to resolve disaster.
- Learn how to utilize them before disaster.
You can listen to the archived show here…
Or, the player below…
Comments here on SurvivalRing, or on James’ website are appreciated.
I’ll be on again next Monday, Feb. 1st where we will be discussing planning, preparing, and using 72 hour Kits. Tune in then…