I wasn’t quite sure how to end this “discovering reThinkSurvival.com” series when I started, but then it hit me: talk about The PREPARED Path course… duh! And so I will…
For starters, members can access the Introduction Page by clicking on the appropriate link in the top page menu, like so:
You’ll also notice a similar link that says The PREPARED Path – 12 Week Course which is actually my pathetic attempt at a sales page. 😉 [Note that clicking on any PREPARED Path page when not logged in will take you directly to the aforementioned sales page.] If you’ve already signed up then simply navigate to the home page and login on the right-hand sidebar. Otherwise, sign up!
About the Course…
The PREPARED Path course was my attempt to create the be-all and end-all survival course that compiled everything a typical surburban family needs to know and do to get themselves ready for an emergency situation. Really. In fact, I’d be scared to count all the links and videos included.
Ok, it’s not that bad but there really is a lot to go over. And, as you might expect from me, The PREPARED Path course is mostly a compilation of the BEST links and videos out there that discuss, well… whatever needs discussed. Topics include (as taken directly from the introduction page):
Like I said, the course is meant for suburban families and is broken down into categories as shown above but ALSO levels of preparedness that I’ve coined with the A.P.T. concept. Here’s a bit about it from the introduction page:
“What I propose is to use the A.P.T. concept, which stands for Austere, Preferred, and Temporary (I’ll explain in a moment) and is modeled after the P.A.C.E. concept that I happened across some time ago. When I originally began writing this course I did so with the intention of using the P.A.C.E. concept; however, I found that as I wrote, things didn’t line up properly with my line of thinking and so was born a simpler (I hope) method.
The A.P.T. concept is meant to be simple and remembered too, hence, the A.P.T. mnemonic. But there’s a bit more to it than just that. Consider the definition of the word ”apt” which is simply “appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.” And that’s what this is all about: appropriate to the circumstances. Now, let’s quickly consider the definitions of each A.P.T. acronym, but do so in reverse order (according to Google):
- Temporary – Lasting for only a limited period of time; not permanent.
- Preferred – Like (one thing or person) better than another or others; tend to choose: “I prefer Venice to Rome”.
- Austere – (of living conditions or a way of life) Having no comforts or luxuries; harsh or ascetic.
When I think about disasters and more importantly, preparing for them, I think in the above terms. To be clear, Temporary measures are meant to get you through a short term emergency of maybe a few days to weeks at most. Preferred measures are for weeks to months and even longer in some cases. Austere measures are for much longer scenarios or for when there’s little to no expectation of returning to normal anytime soon.”
Honestly, the easiest way for you to understand how the course works is to just show you. I’ve made the Week 1: Water Module freely available so you fully understand what you can expect. Just click here to view part 1 of the water module (opens in a new browser window). Also, please understand there are two additional parts to this module so be sure to view them using the provided navigational links or click here for part 2 and click here for part 3 (these links also open in a new browser window). Realize that even though there are links to the other eleven modules they will NOT work until you’ve paid and are logged in.
Navigation is Easy…
Each page within The PREPARED Path course will have an readily accessible link bar at the top-right of each page where you can quickly jump to wherever you want, like so:
Or you can use the navigation links at the bottom of each page to move one page to the next, forwards or backwards, as shown in the Week 1: Water Module (Part 2) page:
It’s all rather easy to navigate and you won’t get lost. I promise!
The PDF Files Round Out the Course…
There’s actually more to this course that a ton of great links and videos. While the course could have stood just fine on it’s own like this I went ahead and created quite a few dynamic PDF files that accompany these 12 modules. Rather than explaining them or showing a few screenshots it’s easiest to just show you, so you can access the first week’s PDF file here: Week 1: Water Module PDF checklist (please choose to right-click on the file and “save as” or “save file as” or similar; if you left-click instead you may have problems).
Amazon Listmania! Lists Make Your Life Easier…
In addition, each module has an associated Amazon Listmania! list too. You’ll notice that all the other eleven Listmania! lists are readily accessible too (upon viewing any Listmania! list)… feel free to peruse them if you like. Remember, however, that this course isn’t about a list of products. Not at all. It’s much more about the weeks of learning and eventual planning that will be done.
If That Weren’t Enough, There’s a Dozen Bonus Files too…
Again, I could explain them all to you but you’re better off just reading my totally awesome sales page instead. 😉 Ultimately, you’ll find the following bonuses (all but one as PDF files):
- Easily Design Your Own Bug Out Kit and Vehicle Kits
- Create a Comprehensive Bug Out Information Worksheet
- Develop Critical Evacuation Procedures
- Create Effective Priority Checklists
- Quickly Reference Disaster Action Plans
- Develop an Intuitive One-Pager Reference
- Prepare a Fire Escape Plan
- Manage Long Term Task Tracking
- Best Practices
- Spending Log and Food Journal
- Food Storage Calculator
- Food Storage Recipes Database (Windows Excel-Only File)
If you read this page you can actually see screenshots of the above bonus files so you have an idea of what to expect.
If You’re Truly Serious About Getting Prepared…
There’s really no better way that I’m aware of to get yourself and your family prepared and in only 12 weeks time! In fact, I guarantee that this is the BEST 12-week survival and emergency preparedness course on the Net… hands-down… or your money back. Spend some time and review the Week 1 Water Module information referenced above (including the PDF Files and Listmania! List).
I promise that once you’ve completed the entire course that you’ll be ready for nearly anything life can throw at you!
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you…
If you truly find this site useful then choose to share it with others! You’ll help them be better prepared and help me spread the word however you choose, including via email, Facebook, Twitter, and certainly word-of-mouth. Thank you and God Bless.