263 episodes

A podcast about leading a more self-reliant, resilient life in the face of 21st century climate change, disasters, pandemics and government policy. A series-based thought provoking discussion on important topics, with humour, candour and facts. Your host Jeff is an Army veteran, holds an MA and PhD in Emergency Preparedness and is the Principal Researcher at Preparedness Labs Incorporated. 

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A podcast about leading a more self-reliant, resilient life in the face of 21st century climate change, disasters, pandemics and government policy. A series-based thought provoking discussion on important topics, with humour, candour and facts. Your host Jeff is an Army veteran, holds an MA and PhD in Emergency Preparedness and is the Principal Researcher at Preparedness Labs Incorporated. 

    Community Preparedness Mindset

    Community Preparedness Mindset

    There are four responses to every emergency event - public sector (1st responders), your family, the community neighbours and the corporate world. Largely uncoordinated, these will each occur to some degree whenever a disruption occurs.With an average ratio of 5500-1 for traditional first responders to residents, it is difficult to rely upon being served immediately after a significant event. The likelihood of rescue by the state is slim in major events, probably delayed by hours if not days....

    • 24 min
    Designing a Simple Life - Purposeful Preparedness

    Designing a Simple Life - Purposeful Preparedness

    The role of preparedness is to wrap your life in a blanket of insulation, to mitigate against exogenous shocks, to allow you to continue to rock an incredible life and pursue your dreams. This episode is about the rationale for choosing your life, to do what you want for an income, to pick your leisure activities and to be incredibly happy. It is a choice to get up everyday to do what brings your purpose and excitement, though the transition to that can be difficult and requires considerable ...

    • 31 min
    Preparedness, Exercises and Adventure

    Preparedness, Exercises and Adventure

    Do you need to go without food for a few days to understand hunger?Not drink for a day to feel extreme thirst?Not change clothes for a week to see whether merino wool will eventually stink?Probably not.So do you need to turn off the power at home to practice a power outage drill?Evacuate the home on short notice to see whether it will work?Welcome to the concept of Table Top Exercises.TTX are a cornerstone of efficient planning in the military and emergency services, recently adopted in the b...

    • 28 min
    Preparedness Planning Options

    Preparedness Planning Options

    Preparedness week is upon us, with a plethora of offerings from the government. Digest these, embrace the ideas they espouse - to inform your plan. There are two strategies to preparedness, be a professional victim or to create an independent plan. Public sector resident facing preparedness communications ask you to be ready for 72 hours, have a plan for the family and to listen for further instructions - dependant on the government. An individual preparedness plan is grounded in th...

    • 22 min
    How I Changed My Future Path - Becoming a Veteran

    How I Changed My Future Path - Becoming a Veteran

    Becoming a veteran is a cultural shock, entering a society that is not hierarchal, structured and with your life planned is confusing at best and disturbing. When your career ends, and everyone's will, you need to figure out what is your next iteration, the new you, what you will do and accomplish. Humans are driven by activity, we strive to learn, to do new things and activities which bring us pleasure. This is my story, how I decided what I wanted to to accomplish upon retirement from ...

    • 35 min
    Preparedness - Beyond Disasters

    Preparedness - Beyond Disasters

    if you consider preparedness to be about disasters and readying to response to shocks, you're at the 20% point. Preparedness is about a lifestyle, adopting a lens through which you intent to protect your family, economic viability, health - physical / mental / financial, corporate sustainability and political independence. amongst others. We discuss the open door plan, the point at which your preparedness planning moves beyond the scope of disasters into a whole of life ideology - the lo...

    • 36 min

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