Many people flail about when they think about what they might need to do in order to prepare for natural and man-made disasters. There’s a lot of information out there and its overwhelming.

What I learned when studying this topic was that too many manuals and guides jumped right into the bunker mentality and buying guns; they failed to do the very first thing we did in Special Forces when assigned a mission: conduct an Area Study. Know what you are preparing for and with what.

No two people are the same and no two situations are the same. We all face different threats and have different assets and liabilities. Here is a brief overview of what an Area Study is. How to actually do one is in the Procrastinator’s Survival Guide. I also teach a day long workshop, walking people through how to conduct one.