Preparedness Training (Level 1)
Course Description: Designed for the beginner to preparedness, this one day blended learning course provides the option of classroom and range time during the morning and class room training in the afternoon.
During the range portion, students will run drills with pistols and long guns useful in home defense situations, starting with safe gunhandling and marksmanship fundamentals, progressing to shooting from cover and armed movement in structures, similar to material covered in our Basic Pistol 2, Home Defense Tactics and Defensive Long Gun Essentials courses.
The classroom portion will help jumpstart the beginner’s preparedness efforts. Students will receive training on the basics of preparedness, learning strategies and skills they can easily implement right away.
Topics: Gun safety, selection and storage, marksmanship fundamentals, shooting from cover, armed movement in structures. Prepping for the beginner, building a Get Home bag, building your food and water storage plan, storable food taste testing, creating a home defense plan.
Length: 9 AM – 4 PM
For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.
Required Equipment: Handgun, quality belt holster (kydex or leather, must cover trigger guard, must be possible to reholster one handed), 2 or more magazines, long gun (carbine or shotgun). 100 rounds of handgun ammunition, 50 rounds of rifle ammunition OR 25 buckshot loads for shotgun. Eye and ear protection.
See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.
Taught by: Karl Rehn and Paul Martin
Facility: A-Zone Range
Saturday, January 6 - Basic Preparedness Training
9 AM - Noon
Range portion: During the range portion, students will run drills with pistols and long guns useful in home defense situations, starting with safe gun handling and marksmanship fundamentals, progressing to shooting from cover and armed movement in structures.
Classroom portion: The Saturday morning classroom portion will cover a number of basic topics of interest to beginning preppers. Some of our topics will include:
- Ham Radio Basics - We'll skip much of the technical details and get into the real reasons these radios are the choice of preppers, helping you decide if it's right for you.
- Basic First Aid - We'll review the most common skills everyone needs to know in case of emergency.
- Building a Survival Tin - Students will construct the beginning of a survival tin. All components supplied!
- End of life preparedness - We don't know if we'll face a major tragedy in our lifetime, but we will all face death. We'll discuss how best to prepare for that so that you and your family are better able to handle the days following the death of a loved one.
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
I'll provide my annual briefing on the state of the preparedness movement and what we need to be focusing on in 2018.
1 PM - 4 PM
The Classroom Portion will cover topics such as:
- Prepping for the beginner - Many want to get into preparedness but feel overwhelmed or even scared at the prospect of doing so. We'll de-clutter the starting process and help you get launched quickly and confidently.
- Building a Get Home bag - What do you need to have your in vehicle or in your home to get home/get out of your home effectively? We will discuss this in detail. You need less than you think!
- Building your food and water storage plan - There are so many options in food and water storage. We'll cover what you need to know.
- Storable food taste testing - Yes, you WILL get to taste samples of long term storable food!
- Basic alternative energy planning - Do you need a generator? How big? What about solar? Before you invest a lot of money into this part of your plan, learn the basics.
- Creating a home defense plan - What do you want your family to do in the event of a security threat at your home? How can you pre-plan for that? We'll show you how.