All in Mental preparedness

Do you even yoga, bro?

From an intense and emotional tabletop disaster drill, to contemplating my future beyond fellowship, it’s been a heavy week. And with disasters on the rise at home and abroad, there’s been a trend of people reaching out to me and saying, “Hey, so… you’re into this preparedness stuff… what I should keep at home, you know, just in case…?”

Recipe: Physical Fitness. Want to improve your core strength, balance, flexibility, and your ability to remain calm in the midst of any disaster? Try doing some yoga! Not interested, you say? Then consider trying one of these variants: aerial yoga, acroyoga, stand up paddleboard yoga, or goat yoga. Yes, I said goat yoga.

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.

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.