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Category: Full Spectrum Preparedness

The Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine is a comprehensive approach to preparedness that organizes preparedness efforts into ten interrelated foundations: The Doctrine of Full Spectrum Preparedness is applicable to all preppers at all preparedness levels in all geographic areas and was created because other preparedness ‘programs’ are too dogmatic, too simple, too complex, too expensive to implement, too focused on a particular type of calamity, too reliant on situations that aren’t universal (owning a farm, having unlimited money or unlimited storage capability) or a combination of the above. The ten overlapping, mutually supportive preparedness fundamentals are: Security Preparedness: Those items, knowledge, skills and people necessary for your protection and security. Includes all aspects of security including, but not limited to physical security, operational security (stealth, keeping a low profile) as well as self-defense. Shelter & Clothing Preparedness: Shelter, clothing and those items and skills necessary to protect you from the elements. Health, Fitness and Medical Preparedness: This fundamental includes everything needed to keep you and your family healthy that’s not more appropriate to another fundamental. This includes everything related to first aid, medicines, medical care, sanitation, and fitness. Transportation Preparedness: Those skills and items necessary to support your family’s transportation needs. This may be the wheelbarrow you require to haul water or the vehicle you plan to use to bug out. Family & Community Support: These are the family and community networks and ties that keep you sane, focused and help you plug any holes you discover in your preps after it’s too late. This also includes certain items necessary for family harmony as well like a deck of cards or perhaps your child’s favorite stuffed animal. Food Preparedness: Food, food preparation and the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire and food. Financial Preparedness: These are your savings, stored wealth and the skills that allow you to make a living. Water Preparedness: Water, water purification and the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire safe, potable water as well as water that’s safe to use for sanitation purposes. Communications Preparedness: Those skills and items necessary to maintain communications within your family or group as well as with the outside would. Cognitive, Mental & Spiritual Preparedness: This is the most important fundamental. This fundamental incorporates the ‘will to live’ with the ability to adapt and can be significantly reinforced by the belief in a higher power.


5 Tips on Bugging Out Into The Woods

If you have spent any time at all in the on-line Prepper community, you have no doubt seen discussion from people who have plans for bugging out into the woods and living off the land in the event of a crisis. These discussions lay out optimistic projections of grabbing a BOB and hoofing it into the woods....

Top 10 Thoughts For Better SHTF Nutrition

Providing better nutrition is always a concern, even in the best of times. In a SHTF scenario, it can literally mean the difference between life and death. Food security/preparedness is one of the 10 tenants of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine, and providing better nutrition is a key component of...

Sugar Maple Identification – Infographic

With tree tapping season upon us here at The Hermitage I’ve been reading up on sugaring and tree tapping.  We’ve yet to do a real tree census on the retreat and haven’t identified any suitable maple trees yet but have already found a number of trees that can be tapped. I’m going to...

10 Steps To Sharpen A Chainsaw

My recent Prepography article “8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw” gave the basics on using a chainsaw. Having a sharp chain is very important for safety as well as productivity. Chains will dull very quickly, especially if cutting an extremely hard wood such as hedge. Knowing how to sharpen a chainsaw...

Nuts

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the most intriguing series of correspondence in military history.  On December 22nd, 1944 the 101st Airborne Division, under the acting command of Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, found itself in defense of Bastogne, Belgium and encircled by a greatly superior German...

Cogitation – The Woosification Of American Men

A buddy turned me onto the Creek Stewart survivalist show called Fat Guys In The Woods on the Weather Channel.  It’s not exciting, it’s not fancy, it’s not high drama but it is a great show to learn about bushcraft and the woosification of American men. Each episode revolves around three...

First Aid For Frostbite In 5 Steps

Winter is almost upon us and freezing temperatures are already here.  Part of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine is recognizing the dangers we may face and being able to address them.  One of the major dangers in cold weather is frostbite.  Knowing first aid for frostbite is an important first aid...

8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw

Using a chainsaw to cut wood is an essential part of maintaining a homestead and providing your home with an alternative heating fuel source. Both of the aforementioned are integral parts of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine. Whether you are an experienced chainsaw user, or a novice starting out, any...

Police Codes Infographic

Today’s Police Codes Infographic explains law enforcement communication using 10 Codes, 11 Codes, Code Signals and two alternative phonetic alphabets.  Thanks to ZipScanners.com for providing the infographic.   FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike...

Prepping for Riots & Civil Unrest – 10 Tips

As the mainstream media positively salivates over the anticipated civil unrest and rioting that’s expected following the release of the dual Grand Jury investigation and Department of Justice investigations that are expected to exonerate Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of...

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