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One of the most common concerns that preppers and those preparing for an emergency have is not having the money for preps. In the age of free information, its wild to see so many people stymied over this one hurtle but it affects many of them. So often people stop before they even get started.
The truth is there are all sorts of preps and training out there that comes free of charge. Honestly, we have to be more open minded and more thorough, as a community, if we are going to take advantage of all that this world presents us with.
One of the most easily accessible versions of this training is your local CERT class
CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team
Anyone can sign up and there are a training in communities all over the nation. To search for one near you, you need only go to ready.gov and look for CERT. You will get a breakdown of the program and even get to look at course materials if you are interested in doing so.
While one of the main goals of CERT is to train people about emergency preparedness, you will also receive extensive first aid training. A full CERT class is going to run between 6 and 8 hours and some happen over two days. Now, this is a test of your commitment. How important is preparedness to you?
It seems like people are huge proponents of emergency preparedness when it can be acquired with a click and purchase, however, that same enthusiasm can often get dim when it comes to a more serious commitment.
If you want free training and hands on experience, find the CERT in your area and join. Take the full training and you will walk away a much more prepared person both for disaster preparedness and medical emergencies.