None of us want to think about disaster striking, but with everything that’s going on in the world right now it’s a good idea to have something in place just in case it does. Today we’re talking with Emergency Preparedness expert Daniel Kilurn about what we need if the Big One ever does come, and how we can protect our families. 

Now this is not us saying to panic - we just want to be ready for any situation. As Daniel puts it, emergency preparedness isn’t just a good way for us to protect ourselves, it’s a good way to teach our kids leadership skills and help get them involved in everything we do. 

We all want our families to be protected, and learning how to set ourselves up for success in an emergency is very important for this. In this episode, we’re covering the basics of survival (shelter, food, water, and sanitation), how we can put together the lovingly-termed BOB or bug out bag, and what to do in case of emergencies like house fires, forest fires, earthquake, tornado, etc. Though not like our typical episodes, this knowledge is so important in creating a safe space for our kids to grow up, and prepare us for anything that might happen.

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Daniel’s passion for disaster management can be traced back to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, after which he spent significant time working on disaster management education and instructional design. As a consultant, he specializes in the All-Hazards Disaster Planning approach and acceptable risk aversion. Make sure to check out his website for more great details on emergency preparedness.

In This Episode We Talk About

00:37 - Who is Daniel?
02:11 - What is Emergency Planning?
08:11 - The basics of Shelter.
21:00 - The basics of Food.
29:40 - The basics of Water.
32:26 - The basics of Sanitation.
40:29 - Bug Out Bags: what are they and how do they work?
48:55 - First Aid and learning medical skills.
52:10 - Final thoughts.
55:19 - Where to find Daniel!

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