The Ten Commandments of Responsible Preparedness Planning - Denis Korn
1. Thou shalt acknowledge oneself for being responsible You have made a wise and sound decision and have chosen to take responsibility for you and your family, and to be prepared and in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Be encouraged to continue this process with diligence, motivation, and discernment. Read: Beginning and Improving Preparedness Planning - http://learntoprepare.com/beginning-and-improving-preparedness-planning/
2. Thou shalt have the proper attitude Yes - Attitude is a decision - Your attitude during a traumatic event or disaster is essential for survival - attitude is everything - emotional and spiritual. Your attitude determines and establishes your thoughts, mind-set and beliefs. Read: Your attitude is your decision - Own it - The Emotional and Spiritual Components of Preparedness. http://learntoprepare.com/2011/06/the-emotional-and-spiritual-component-of-preparedness/
3. Thou shalt embrace critical thinking There is more to preparing for emergencies than the physical "stuff" you surround yourself with. Evaluating, understanding and acknowledging all aspects of the planning process is essential for a proper and complete preparedness program. Read: Barriers to Critical Thinking - http://learntoprepare.com/2017/06/barriers-to-critical-thinking-the-7-essential-questions-2425/
4. Thou shalt not be deceived In my 36 years in this industry and 42 years of related studies I have not seen more mis and dis information, deliberate deceit and blatant ignorance relating to matters of preparedness, end times prophesy, interpretation of world events, economic reality and the value and meaning of freedom. Read: Are You Being Deceived? Trust - Confusion - Critical Thinking -http://learntoprepare.com/2011/09/are-you-being-deceived-trust-confusion-critical-thinking/
5. Thou shalt read and study Continue doing research and evaluation - Write down and complete any lists, inventories, important points, insights you have received, or anything else suggested or inferred in the articles that will help in your preparedness planning - Discuss and request feedback about your plans and supplies with others, as you feel appropriate - friends, experts, suppliers.
6. Thou shalt answer the 12 crucial questions Preparedness planning is fundamentally built on two principles - developing a philosophical or personal worldview while evaluating and assessing the current state of affairs - and then developing a specific plan of action based upon your reflective conclusions, needs, and the physical conditions that you anticipate can occur. Read and answer: The 12 Crucial Questions of Preparedness Planning - http://learntoprepare.com/articles/the-12-crucial-questions-of-preparedness-planning/
7. Thou shalt have the proper provisions Use this guideline of essentials to ensure you have evaluated all the possibilities given the scenarios and circumstances for which you are preparing and provisioning. Your life may depend upon it. Read and study: The Checklist of Essentials -http://learntoprepare.com/2011/08/essential-checklist-for-emergency-preparedness-outdoor-adventure-planning-including-vehicle-preparedness-updated-expanded/ - http://learntoprepare.com/2011/08/essential-checklist-for-emergency-preparedness-outdoor-adventure-planning-including-vehicle-preparedness-updated-expanded/
8. Thou shalt be resilient - self-reliant - honest "As a society today, we are extremely vulnerable to events over which we have virtually no control. The systems created to support our basic needs are now so complex and interdependent, that a serious emergency can cause breakdowns in the supply of essential goods and services." - Denis Korn, 1989. Read: Why Prepare? - Honesty - The Cornerstone of Effective Preparedness Planning - http://learntoprepare.com/2011/07/honesty-the-cornerstone-of-effective-preparedness-planning/
9. Thou shalt not forget others Your belief in the meaning of your life will either motivate you to take responsibility and action for yourself, family, friends and community or it will cause you to do nothing, because preparedness will have no relevance. Read: Preparedness and the Meaning of Life - Prepare the Entire Family for Emergencies - http://learntoprepare.com/2011/02/preparedness-and-the-meaning-of-life/
10. Thou shalt Celebrate Peace of Mind This will be the result of your proper attitude, serious reflection, productive research, embracing responsibility, sincere service to others, conscientious action, and earnest prayer.
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