All in Gear

MCI & Evacuation Drills

I head to Anaheim, CA for a conference where my presentation wins a prize. Back in San Diego, I attend a large, urban Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill. Back home, I finalize my evacuation preps as fire season in California is about to be in full swing. Again.

Recipe: Evacuation planning. I share my evacuation plans and checklists. More than that, I challenge you to try evacuation drill and see how you do.

72-hours of food

My work involved many full-day meetings, but the details must remain secret.

Recipe: 72-bag food preps. By request, the specific details (including amounts and calories) of the food in our 72-hour bags is disclosed in detail.

You have 10 minutes to evacuate...

Some things you just can’t prepare for. No disaster plan I’ve ever reviewed or written has included contingency planning for when 2 million people suddenly decide to storm a military base in the middle of the desert in the search of extraterrestrials. Welcome to "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us.”

Recipe: Creating a 72-hour bag to help get you ready in case of evacuation.

The Actual Prologue

Capturing my last week of my EM residency. Getting packed and ready to transition to fellowship.

Recipe: Smoky pink paloma. Moving to San Diego has inspired a love of Mezcal. Here is a twist on the classic pink paloma! (Because the zombie apocalypse is no excuse for skipping happy hour).

Recipe: Car prep. Items to keep in your car to help ensure safe travels.

Premature Prologue-ing

Two years ago was my first attempt at a second book. Spoiler alert: I didn’t get very far.

Recipe: Keeping a journal. A long list of prompts for keeping your own journal is included at the end!

Recipe: the basics of Everyday Carry, aka: stuff you should have on your at all times.