I like to think I came up with it. Problem is with escalation. People get overwhelmed with one gigantic list and there are different levels of preparedness that people are comfortable with. None of my CERT/FEMA/ARES-RACES training had preparedness levels. They just addressed the 'kit' as a whole. This may be better fed back up through the aforementioned orgs.
Good point on getting information from previous posts. I'll dig around and see if I can add anything from them.
I definitely like the idea of the levels for the purpose of progressively working toward a goal. It helps those of us who are less prepared, and who have very little resources to work with, but have a desire to be more prepared.
We can work on just the essentials for the minimalistic type of event first, and once we have something pretty well established for that 'level', we can begin to branch out and work on more serious and complex and extended scenarios.
Perhaps one aspect of the 'levels' should be some sort of sense of how long the preparation is for, and/or what the nature of the 'event' is.
...My home supplies are seperate marked organized and expiration dates kept track of...
This is a VERY valuable concept, especially for those more shoter-term types of 'events'. I've thought about this a lot, but haven't actually landed on any solid system yet. Some of my friends have quite the inventory of goods, and I know they all keep track of dates, etc to some degree, but I'm not sure if they have a consistent system or what.
So, what sort of system do you use for this?
Very good, simple message. I just had my wife sit and watch it together with me, and it's exactly the thing needed to help those that aren't quite as turned on to the idea of prepping get a little spark. It's an intellectual solution tot he emotional baggage that has been packaged up with 'prepping' generally in our society.
Thanks for sharing.
A general list for people to at least look at and get started from, then they can modify it as they need for their areas and conditions. I.E. I don't have kids so I don't need to plan for them like others with kids would. Weather: Here in WY the weather can be brutal compared to other places as we can get really cold temperatures and high winds. Throw in some snow and it can kill easily in many ways. Gear: Say a chainsaw. Wouldn't do me a bit of good in my immediate area. Someone in say Oregon would probably consider it high priority because of fallen trees in a storm or fuel for the house/cooking etc.
Good point. No kids here either, but perhaps a chainsaw would be a bit more relevant for us since we do actually have some of those things they call trees around these parts. Very good point. Prepping for your geographical area...