Preparedness Summer School 2021
Course Description: KR Training Instructor Paul Martin and Dr. Ben Weger, MD of First Do Know Harm will be presenting at Preparedness Summer School on August 28-29, 2021
Topics: This two day event will cover recent developments in the vulnerabilities of the grid, societal unrest, increased response times from law enforcement and EMS, recent weather extremes and possible changes to firearms laws across the country.
Students will receive information and guidance on better managing such situations such as dealing with extended utility outages and supply chain disruptions, preparing for a wide spectrum of medical problems, and improving their ability to ready their homes and neighborhoods for prolonged emergencies.
Some of the Saturday, August 28 course offerings include:
- No Generator? No Problem. Scott Bradford, recently featured in a television interview with CBS Austin on portable power station usage during emergencies, will discuss how to make your own basic battery and solar power systems - using commonly available parts with no previous experience - to power critical components in your home during the next extended power outage.
- Advanced Water Collection and Purification. Austinites are now on notice their municipal water system cannot be relied upon during an extended emergency. We will spend time demonstrating various ways to collect and purify water using easily acquired and fabricated systems enabling people to collect, store and process sufficient water for their families and neighbors.
- Use of Force and Firearms in 2021. Changing political and social dynamics means citizens should adjust their tactics and plans to help ensure they remain in compliance with both applicable laws as well as expectations from law enforcement and prosecutors.
- Two Weeks’ Off: What to Expect and How to Prepare for a 14 Day Grid Crash. If the grids – power, water, financial, internet – were all down for 14 days, what would you expect to experience? And what would you need to survive that? We will look at a simulation of that scenario and provide solutions addressing the most common issues arising in these conditions.
- 60 Minute Download: Paul Martin’s Best Practices. In the span of one hour, we will cover the most commonly asked questions, along with the best practices, gear choices, every day carry, and the “prepper chores” we should all be doing on a daily, monthly and quarterly basis. This will be a very detailed presentation with a lot of recommended action items and equipment.
- Current SitRep. Paul will provide his annual situation report, drawing upon data and information from political, economic and social concerns to provide a full spectrum analysis of current trends and what we might expect in the coming months.
On Sunday, August 29, we will spend an entire day focusing on medical preparedness.
Dr. Benjamin O. Weger is an U.S. Army physician in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is affiliated with Womack Army Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been presenting at preparedness seminars and writing on the subject for several years.
Dr. Weger will cover several topics, including:
- How to secure emergency supplies of prescription medications you rely upon
- Managing sanitation and hygiene during grid down conditions
- What OTC medications to keep on hand
- Managing injuries and illnesses common during prolonged emergencies
- Best first aid skills for you and your family to know to prepare for emergencies
Length: 9 AM – 5 PM
Citizens who wish to improve their level of readiness, irrespective of their current skill level, should attend. There will be a heavy focus on the “how-to” in this conference.
Required Equipment: None.
This is an all-indoor presentation. Taking notes is highly encouraged. Attendees will receive valuable class materials prior to the conference.
See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.
Taught by: Paul Martin and Dr. Ben Weger
Facility: A-Zone Range