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Being that WE have been conditioned no longer be Self Reliant and do the simplest things for OURSELVES their are a countless number of skills set training that WE need to learn again or even learn anew.
WE also need to learn and/or relearn what gear, tools and equipment will be need to optimize OUR survival.
WE all don't live in the same type of climate and/or environment.
Which is why WE need to prioritize what WE need to know to improve OUR chance for survial and minimze OUR suffering during a crisis.
This is all dependent upon what is more likely to occur in the specific environment you live and your specific circumstance within that envrionment.
The training measures and gear/equipment that may be effective in urban Los Angeles California during an earthquake may prove ineffective in rural Buffalo New York during a blizzard.
The example is an extreme application of the principle, but the principle applies to every and any part of the country whether it be urban or rural.
(I don't include suburban/sub-urban classification because it is an artificial construct built to resemble reality. It is and was built chiefly for Europeans to give them the "best of both worlds" so to speak. Everywhere else in the world, where you live is either urban/town/city or rural/backwoods/country.)
Bro. Aton Edwards, author of the book Preparedness Now and Executive Director of the International Preparedness Network (IPN)developed a protocol called I.A. or Improvisational Adaptation.
This protocol addresses how an individual may be able to determine how to prioritize what skills training and equipment are necessary to able to prevent and mitigate harm during a crisis for their particular environment and circumstance. This is based on measuring the frequency and magnitude of the potential crisis.
For example, I live in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia corridor known as the Mid Atlantic.
For this area their is a high Frequency rate of flooding/flash flooding, power outages and fallen trees and branches.
So due to the high frequency and probability of these circumstances occurring logic demands that you would have to prioritize obtaining the skill set training and equipment needed to prevent and mitigate these circumstances in order to optimize your safety and well being.
Next is the amount of potential destruction and/disruption that may be caused by said circumstance. The greater the Magnitude of the potential disruption and/or destruction the greater need to prioritize the obtaining of the skill sets training and equipment.
Once determining Frequency and Magnitude of potential crises in your particular environment, you would then be able to determine how to prioritize your effort and energy in obtaining the skills training and equipment that would help prevent and/or mitigate the crisis situations that addresses your particular environment and circumstance.
The result of measuring both the Frequency and Magnitude together is called the Preventative Measure.
P= Preventative Measure
Here is an excerpt from the readyforanything.org website speaking more about I.A.
The IPN utilizes a protocol called Improvisational Adaptation, the most comprehensive emergency preparedness/self-reliance program ever developed. It will offer people around the world a system that will allow them to maintain their safety during all types of natural, technological, environmental, biological and civil disasters.
IA offers dynamic and flexible, survival methods that enable you to avoid, mitigate against, respond to and recover from practically any type of disaster. The IPN created a formula to express it:
"Preventative measures that are taken for each crisis are directly proportional to their frequency P= and inversely proportional to their average magnitude".
P = Preventative measures, F =frequency, M =average magnitude. Analytically stated, P= F/M. The IPN Executive Director Aton Edwards modeled the IA program from the most efficient organic mechanisms ever created, the animal (human) cell and the human body. A cell is designed to function as a self-contained unit that employs internal mechanisms such as the mitochondrion to provide it with energy (ATP) and the cell membrane for protection.
Like a human (animal) cell, IA practitioners become self-contained, individual units designed for autonomous function. And, in the same way the internal organs of the human body work together to maintain homeostasis; they utilize methods, tools and skills that enable the regulation and maintenance of stability within their living environments during disasters.
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