How to Prepare for Everything
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The official podcast of howtoprepare.com. There are infinite disasters, and preparing for each leaves you with an extensive, expensive, and overwhelming list of things to buy or do. However, all disasters cause just a handful of disruptions. Preparing for a few disruptions prepares you for any disaster. It doesn't matter whether a power outage was caused by a flood, backhoe, or grandma backing into a pole. Just prepare for the power outage!
||CleanEffective Volunteerism||Here is a brief excerpt about how to most effectively volunteer after a disaster.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnowstorms and Robocalls||This excerpt is about a disruption I experienced during a snowstorm, and the disruptive solution I came up with involving a robocall and ended in an international media explosion.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMercifully, We Will Forget||After every disaster conferences are held, large binders of “lessons learned” are amassed, and we solemnly swear to “never forget.” But we do forget; and we place the binders on the shelf, next to binders from the previous disasters that||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre you a Maker, a Doer, a Buyer, or a Relationship-builder?||Knowing your problem-solving strategies will help you prepare without stress. There are at least four preparation problem-solving strategies: Making things, doing things, buying things, and building relationships. There is no one best strategy,||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunications Strategies||All communication strategies may be classified by timing (live or delayed) and mode (one-to-one, many-to-many, or something in-between). Instead of focusing exclusively on amateur radio (a many-to-many, live method),||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping in Pine Bluffs||Enjoy this excerpt from How to Prepare for Everything, called “Helping in Pine Bluffs.” It outlines what happened when a bunch of community volunteers rallied to help clean up after the July 2016 hailstorm in the small town of Pine||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sign of Hope||This is an audio excerpt of How to Prepare for Everything, called “A Sign of Hope.” Like pine cones that bloom in intense heat, something deep in our nature can channel pain and injury into the long and difficult task||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVolunteering after Hurricane Harvey||Tonight Hurricane Harvey will slam into the Texas coast. It is expected to stall, dump more than a foot of water, and cause catastrophic flooding. Over the next few days we can expect to hear about deaths, see pictures of||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Should not Fear our Neighbors||During disasters, human behavior is overwhelmingly collaborative and loving. Neighbors help neighbors. People are very polite. Panic and anti-social behavior is rare and overblown by news outlets. Disasters knock down fences and make good neighbors.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirty Laundry Evacuation||How to Prepare for Everything includes dozens of stories illustrating common disruptions, and practical solutions to them. The point is not to suggest a solution for everyone under every circumstance, but instead to get your creative juices flowing as y||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|