“Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disaster, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things” ~ Author Unknown
Just a quick note to inform that I updated the list of resources on my “Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Management” blog…that blog, created about 4-5 years ago, was intended to help people to build self reliance as well as community resilience in the face not only of climate change but also the many other challenges and predicaments of our world…
Here is the update, I try my best to look for free or low cost resources and training that also have a community and peace-making focus, however some of the resources may provide other optics I don’t support (such as acquiring weapons or building bunkers).
My own approach on resilience, emergencies of any sort and disasters is the same: build inner resilience first. No amount of “preparation” or “planning” and even the permaculture approach of designing landscapes and structures in light of potential disasters will help if you are not prepared emotionally and spiritually to be calm and find your grounding so you can support yourself and others…
Similarly, is the skills and relationships you build slowly and your deep understanding of nature, life and connections what will give you and your community the best options when things become difficult.
Finally, no preparation can be complete without a thorough analysis of what happens and is “now”: what are your and your community strengths, assets, opportunities as well as risks, vulnerabilities, needs and challenges.
If you, your family, group, school, business, land, community want a consultation and/or a workshop to analyze, provide recommendations and help you design for resilience, contact me!
Without more chatting, here is the link of the blog: https://designemergencypreparedness.wordpress.com/
and here the link to the update: https://designemergencypreparedness.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/134/
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~ Fred Rogers