Rich on the radio…

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://  (12.5 Megabytes – May take a few minutes to download – opens in new window)

Another great resource is 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…

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at will be coming back SOON!

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