Strategic Preparedness – Episode 8

The Black Holes of Preparedness

It’s what you don’t know and don’t see that will get you into the most trouble.

When most people think of preparedness and storing supplies, they think “Food Storage”.  Storing food is a very important thing to do.  However, in terms of what can kill you first, starvation takes weeks, and long before you starve to death there are a myriad of other things that can cause suffering, injury and death.

The proper approach to living providently is to work in a balanced way as you take care of the issues that will cause the most harm first.  This episode shines some light on some of the biggest black holes to illuminate issues that many people miss

Listen to Episode 8

(broadcast November 3, 2016)

Jim mentions the following video during the radio program. Take a few minutes to watch his presentation.

Video – Three Black Holes of Preparedness

Key Note Address at Utah Prepare Conference and Expo, April 13, 2013


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Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”