Mental Preparedness

03 Mar 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
After the Spiritual Preparedness comes the Mental Preparedness. This is not to say that any one Principle of Preparedness standsalone. Rather all 10 of them work very well together. However, there is indeed an order of prioritization.  Where so many folks believe it just entails food, water, ammo, and gold, a wise prepper will understand that none of that will do a person any good if it’s not supported by the “know how” and the mental fortitude to use it. In her book, “The Unthinkable: Who...
07 Feb 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Perhaps some of you believe you understand the distress a person feels watching their family and friends take no control over their lives in being better prepared. Well, for the purposes of today’s topic, take that distress and multiply it by ten and then you’ll know how I feel when I watch my friends, family, and associates ignore the most critical fundamental of preparedness—that which makes all of the 10 Principles of Preparedness relevant.  The scary news is, if I were to assess a “...
30 Dec 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Perhaps you may recall that several months ago I wrote an article that took the position that one of the greatest threats to our safety and security were actually your neighbors and friends. Sadly, this reality is being encouraged all over the nation at present in plain daylight. It’s undeniably reminiscent of the behavior of the German people during World War II when the friends of the Jews, even Jews themselves, would provide information to the German SS Army about their neighbors simply...
18 Aug 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
by Kellene I’ve been reading a great book over the last couple of weeks, “Molon Labe" that covers a lot of self-defense preparedness. In it the author reminds the reader several times that all fights are decided before the battle begins. The point being that it’s the level of self-defense preparation which takes place before a battle which determines the victor.  To me that’s certainly what self-defense preparedness is all about—a way to ensure that we win as many of life’s battles as are...
01 Mar 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
by Kellene This is your wakeup call First of all, I should provide a disclaimer to everyone reading this article.  I feel like a bit of a hypocrite using this analogy because I really am NOT a morning person.  After reading, researching, or writing until 2:00 a.m. most nights, there is very little that gets me up before 8:30 in the morning—serious.  So, please overlook that weakness of mine and get as much as you can from the article otherwise. *grin*   Ah. The snooze button. I’ll admit I’m...
23 Feb 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Determining Fact from Fiction A beautiful warm day in May, 1985. It was the day after my graduation ceremony and I was on my way up to a little town I had never heard of called Lakeside, Ohio. It nestled right along Lake Erie and attracted lots of tourists in the summer months. My best friend, MaryAnn had got me a job as a waitress with her at a little restaurant, The Patio. Funny thing. When I was little I actually wanted to grow up and be a waitress. So here I was, freshly graduated, 18 years...
22 Feb 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
For the last year as I’ve been writing and teaching preparedness full-time, I have received on a rather regular basis, e-mail messages or blog comments questioning the veracity of my information because the reader has found somewhere else where such information was frowned upon, “debunked”, or disputed in some way. I don’t claim to perfect in my knowledge, but I do claim to be perfect in my intention to always provide my readers with information that I have researched, tried, and believed in. ...
19 Feb 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
by Kellene Panic can make your brain freeze Panic situations, as the brain interprets them, assault us regularly.  When I say “panic” I don’t necessarily mean being attacked in a crime. It could be a matter of having 3 different choices thrown at you all at the same time. You stop. Feel a bit panicky and wait while your brain makes a decision. The other day I was at the grocery store.  As I was taking off my seat belt I saw an elderly man just outside of the store crumble and fall to the...
18 Feb 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
by Kellene Fear? Stress? Breathe. Fact: Most people, when exposed to a threatening, frightful scenario, will inhale and then hold it; when what they really should do is just breathe. Have you ever heard some sudden disturbing news?  What do you hear next? Inward gasps, right? Take target shooting for example. Shooting?  Breathe As a firearm instructor, you can imagine that I’m quite familiar with what a person does with their body when they are getting ready to shoot their firearm. They...
16 Feb 2010 by filed in Mental Preparedness
by Kellene What? The Preparedness Pro is wrong? “Oh my. What was she wrong about?  Was it how she preserves eggs with mineral oil and without refrigeration?  Was it how she dares to store water on the concrete in her basement? Ooh. Maybe it’s that she uses Diatomaceous Earth in her whole grains.”  Nope. I’m 100% confident that I’m correct in all of those teachings.  However, I have been wrong about a critical aspect of preparedness in the past, and I’d like to correct it today.   What did I...

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