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It’s a very interesting path, the journey to disaster preparedness. People morph and change as they walk this path and they head towards many different topics and methods to assure they are successful in doing this.
Some people take a decidedly more tactical approach to serious disaster. These people seem to be more ready to fight disaster rather than survive it.
Then there are the caregivers who tend land and animals in order to reach a level of self-sufficiency that allows them to handle life off the grid if need be. There are also those who look to disappear altogether. The bunker group.
No matter what mix of this you are or where you fall on the spectrum there is something every prepper and survivalists can benefit from….Intelligence.
There are three types of intelligence to consider when you are dealing with a disaster.
This information will come from local news and broadcasting. It is essential because it will give you up to date information on what is happening in your area. You will learn about destructions, roads and the aid being levied by local law enforcement and government agencies.
This high-level intelligence will give you an overview of affected areas. You will also get a look at the federal government’s response to the disaster and whether or not your area will receive federal aid. This will all be vital news as you plan for the future.
This type is often overlooked and can be had face to face or even on a couple walkie-talkies. You will be surprised at what you learn from the average person in your neighborhood. We often underestimate what their knowledge base is and what it can do for us.
The gathering of intelligence is a critical part of emergency preparedness. Having access to an emergency radio and talking to neighbors will bring you such benefits.