Americas Youth and Emergency Preparedness

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Today’s article comes from my friend Uryan Nelson of 10 years. I have sought his advise on many topics of emergency management. We meet while serving in Yorktown, VA for the United States Coast Guard. He has an impressive list of past employers to his credit, such as:

Safety Technician II/ Hazmat Technician
University of Texas

Safety Manager
State of Missouri

Safety Technician
Vanderbilt University

Click here for a link to his full work history.

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Author: Uryan Nelson     June 27, 2014

In America we have many tools available for adults to utilize when learning how to either, prepare, respond, or recover to incidents and disasters. That being said, this information is slightly harder to get for a younger audience, leaving children dependent upon others when it comes to disastrous events. “Disasters often strike quickly and without warning. They are frightening for adults, and can be traumatic for Continue reading

2014 Portland Sustainable Preparedness Expo

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The information comes directly from Sustainable Preparedness.  Please visit their site for full details.

First time ever to Portland! Coming on May 18, 2014, Sustainable Preparedness Expo is the nation’s premiere expo on preparedness, homesteading, and sustainable living.  This Expo is an incredible training opportunity that attracts attendees from all walks of life–from responsible citizens concerned about disasters to hard core preppers; from sustainable living enthusiasts to survivalists.  Come to learn valuable info at the many excellent training sessions, connect with the thousands of preparedness-minded attendees we are expecting, obtain hard to find equipment, supplies and advice you need from the wide variety of vendors present at their booths. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss!

Where?

Portland Expo Center
2060 North Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217

When?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Doors open at 10 am and close at 6 pm

 Hands-on Workshops

We are privileged to have some incredible hands-on training opportunities.  Below you will find the classes that are currently lined up, but please check back for updates, or sign up on our email newsletter to receive the latest information.

  • Intro To Wound Management & Suturing Technique – David Pruett, MD (Registration & fee required for hands-on participants – limited to 20 students. Open to observers for free. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS HERE)   Note:  You need to visit the website in order to register.
  • Emergency Dentistry Workshop – Howard Shayne, DDS (Registration & fee required for hands-on participants – limited to 20 students. Open to observers for free.  

Training Sessions

A mainstay of the Expo, our exciting lineup of around 20 training sessions will provide an incredible learning opportunity throughout the day. Listed below are just several of the topics that will be covered at the Expo. Please check back for more details and an updated schedule of sessions for the day. If you know of a presenter who would be a great addition to our lineup or is skilled in any of the following topics, please Contact Us with more info!

  • Strategic Relocation – Joel Skousen (JoelSkousen.com
  • Herbs, When There Is No Doctor – Walt Cross (The Mustard Seed
  • Adding “Sustainable” To Preparedness – Craig Meissner 
  • Dealing With Medical Emergencies in Austere Conditions – David Pruett, MD (AMP-3 Medical Kits)

  • Micro-Hydro Basics: How to Generate Free Electricity From a Creek – Matt Crume (Rocky Hydro
  • Unlocking the Pitfalls in Purchasing Rural Real Estate – John Brownlee, J.D. 
  • The Secure Home – Joel Skousen (JoelSkousen.com
  • Prepping for EMP (electromagnetic pulse) – Joel Ho (MobileSec Solutions
  • Preparedness in Dentistry – Howard Shayne, DDS 
  • Fukushima Meltdown & Modern Radiation: Protecting Ourselves and Our Future Generations – John Apsley, MD(E), ND, DC (The Regeneration Effect)
  • Homestead Home Business Revolution – Dave Westbrook (Country Living University)

  • Planning Considerations for Sustainable Preparedness – Floyd Garner (Shadow Guide Preparedness Training) 
  • Using Herbs Effectively With Your Farm & Family – Katherine Drovdahl (Fir Meadow Herbal Medicine
  • Wood Cook Stoves – Daniel Fenoff (Stove & More)

  • AND MANY MORE COMING SOON! (check back for updates)

Tickets will be for sale at the door for $12. Children 12 and under are FREE!

 Door Prizes & Coupons/Expo Specials

There will be some exciting door prizes and amazing coupon savings on great products coming your way–but only if you come to the Expo!  Be sure to come back and see the list of door prizes and coupons.

 
Help Spread the Word!!

Would you like to help your friends, neighbors, and community live a life that is more responsible and prepared? Let them know about this Expo! Here are some things you can do:

  • Send personal emails to all your friends, letting them know about the Expo
  • Request FREE printed promo material to pass out to your friends, family, church, and community
  • “Like” our Facebook page and post a link to it to alert your FB friends
  • Give a heads-up to any businesses with products or services useful to preparedness-minded homesteaders

Preparedness Expos in May

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Hello fellow preparedness friends.  It seems May is the month to put on emergency preparedness expos.  There are three that I am aware of.  Below is information about the Mt. Hood Preparedness Expo the first Friday and Saturday of May.

On April 25 and May 1st, I will have two more posts about upcoming Expos, so keep a watch out for those.  I am going to do my best to attend as many as I can.  I know I will be at the Mt. Hood Expo, there is a big one in downtown Portland in the middle of the month.  If you would like to meet up and chat just shoot me an email at preparePDX@nullgmail.com

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The following information comes from Mt. Hood Preparedness website:

Mt Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo

Friday May 2, 2014 11:30 AM to 7 PM
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30 AM to 6 PM

 

Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Burns May 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.

“Dr. Burns received his BS and MS degrees from Stanford and PhD from the University of Colorado. Scott is a Professor of Geology at Portland State University where he specializes in engineering and environmental geology, soils, geomorphology, Quaternary Geology and terroir. He has also taught at the university level in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. An author or co-author of two books, over 80 articles, and over 200 published abstracts…”

This FREE two-day event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will feature presentations and hands-on demonstrations for things like:

        • creating a personal plan for emergency evacuation
        • basic first aid
        • water purification
        • cooking without electricity
        • emergency communications
        • food storage
        • protecting your personal documents
        • creating a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit
        • financial planning and emergency funds
        • raising chickens, making soap, canning and other preparedness skills
        • gardening, and MUCH MORE.

PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE GREAT INFORMATION.

 

“Get Ready for Anything: Before and After a Disaster”

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VIA:  Get Ready for Anything

“Get Ready for Anything: Before and After a Disaster” is a free workshop series scheduled for April and May in the Sellwood-Moreland, Woodstock, and Brentwood-Darlington neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon. Falling so near to the March 11 second anniversary of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the series reminds us that the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone threatens Oregon with a similarly disastrous event. The need to get ready is clear.

Workshop #1: Make a Plan & Build a Kit
The first workshop, “Make a Plan & Build a Kit,” will teach you how to create a family emergency plan, including communications, getting everybody back together, and planning for children, pets and household members with special needs. It will also show you how to assemble an affordable emergency kit, including simple solutions for emergency sanitation. This workshop will be repeated three times on the following dates and at the following locations…

  • Saturday April 5 — 2 to 5 pm
    Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave.
  • Sunday April 13 — 2 to 5 pm,
    Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 SE Bybee Blvd.
  • Saturday May 3 — 2 to 5 pm
    Trinity United Methodist Church, 3915 SE Steele St.

Workshop #2: Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared
In a major disaster, you and your neighbors will be each other’s closest source of help. “Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared,” the second workshop, shows you how to engage neighbors in getting their households ready, and how to organize to help each other after a disaster. Also, you’ll learn about Neighborhood Emergency Teams and, if being a volunteer first responder appeals to you, how to become a NET member. Also much needed are ham radio operators who can provide vital communication links. This workshop will be repeated three times on the following dates and at the following locations…

  • Wednesday April 30 — 6:30 to 9 pm
    Service Employees International Union, 6401 SE Foster Rd.
  • Tuesday May 13 — 6:30 to 9 pm
    SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave.
  • Tuesday May 20 — 6:30 to 9 pm
    Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele St.

Workshop #3: Secure Your Home Against Disaster
The last workshop, “Secure Your Home Against Disaster,” will address the safety of your living environment, with important information for both renters and homeowners. Speakers will cover fire safety and other non-earthquake hazards; non-structural measures for renters and homeowners to protect against earthquakes; and seismic upgrades for homeowners. This workshop will only be featured once, so don’t miss it!

  • Saturday May 31 — 2 to 4:30 pm
    Trinity United Methodist Church, 3915 SE Steele St.

What is Community Resilience?

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This informaton comes directly from:      Speaking The Unspeakable                

We live with many uncertainties; the snow and ice are great reminders of this. Earthquakes, the economy, water supply, as well as climate change all set the stage for an unpredictable future. Preparedness and Resilience become key attributes in times such as these. Community and collective co-empowerment become essential.

Do you have a plan?
How prepared are you?
Do you know your neighbors?
What resources are available?
How will you and your family fare?

Come for an interactive evening where we will open an Unspeakable dialogue to get to the heart of Emergency Preparedness and Community Resilience.

This evening will have something to offer everyone from those who have barely thought of preparedness to those who have been planning for years and are interested in community building.

The evening will include short presentations followed by highly interactive components offering opportunities to start an emergency plan, troubleshoot existing plans, build community connections and develop resilience strategies.

There is no silver bullet solution for the unexpected, yet with proper planning, adequate preparations, community building and resilience training, we can come together to make the best and the most of challenging circumstances.

Join us for the 1st StU Salon: Community Resilience for Uncertain Times!
(note: each month will be a different unspeakable topic)

Sunday March 2nd
7-9:30p

Healing Arts Education Center
2714 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR

$11-22 reciprocity requested

Monies received cover expenses as well as supporting local non-profits working in the topic area

Alternative contributions can be made, please contact Amanda directly to discuss

  PLEASE VISIT THE “SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE” WEBSITE TO SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT.