The American Civil Defense Association is holding an online webinar on the topic of Psychology of Civil Defense on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at 5pm Pacific time. The meeting is scheduled to last 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions.
Psychology of Civil Defense Fear, panic, and sheer terror overwhelm the masses during and immediately after major disasters.
Our survival is dependent upon a change of attitude and the acknowledgment that we are at risk!
Topics of discussion: ▪ Assessing Your Risk ▪ A Change of Attitude ▪ Neighborhood Emergency Plan (for more information see below links): ▪ Psychological Preparation for Life in a Shelter ▪ Plan of Action in the Event of a Disaster
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Plan handout: Click HERE
Recorded meeting from June 2022 Are We Ready? Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness: click HERE
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Saturday, November 12 2022 | 6:00 pm MST
TACDA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Psychology of Civil Defense (Ch. 1, TACDA Academy) Time: Nov 12, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Thursday, October 20th, 2022 is the day for ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill. The information below comes from Shakeout.org.
It’s almost time for this year’s International #ShakeOut Day, on Thursday, October 20, though as always you can hold your drill on any other day. Already 16 million people across the U.S. are registered to participate in 2022, as part of more than 40 million people total worldwide!
Looking to take part in some fun events leading up to ShakeOut day? The Washington ShakeOut team has you covered!
At 11 a.m., Oct. 19, the Washington Emergency Management Division will team with scientists and other preparedness experts for an Ask Me Anything event on Reddit.
At 10 a.m. on Oct. 20, the Washington Emergency Management Division will field your earthquake-related questions on their Facebook page as they prep for ShakeOut Day in the state Emergency Operations Center. You can also email questions to email@example.com.
At 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, a test alert of the ShakeAlert earthquake warning system will be sent to mobile devices with the MyShake App installed. See #4 below for more details!
At 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, all Tsunami Sirens will also go off at 10:20 a.m., so you know what they will sound like in an actual emergency. The ShakeOut is also a perfect time to practice your tsunami evacuation routes after you Drop, Cover, and Hold On!”
The above video is one of several public service announcements (in multiple languages and lengths), which can be viewed on Youtube or downloaded for your own use (including audio versions).
You can also use the ShakeOut Drill Leader Presentations for a more comprehensive approach to virtual and/or in-person drills, which include earthquake hazard information, ways to protect yourself in other situations, embedded drill broadcast recordings, and much more.
3. ShakeOut Messaging, Graphics, and Videos for Promotion
Promote ShakeOut to your participants and those around you with all the messaging templates, graphics, and videos available at ShakeOut.org/messaging! This includes resources for social media, news media templates, videos and graphics, guidance in multiple languages, and more, such as in the examples below:Sample tweet and optimized Twitter graphic (Join Us):
4. NEW! Include Earthquake Early Warning as part of your organization’s ShakeOut this year
Add a new element to your ShakeOut drill this year by including the planned test of the USGS ShakeAlert®-powered earthquake early warning system in California, Oregon, and Washington, to be distributed through the MyShake App! To receive the test alert at 10:20am on 10/20, be sure to have downloaded MyShake from the Apple or Google app store, and set it up on your mobile device.Then check out a excellent new guide from the USGS and many partners for how to include earthquake early warning within tests, drills, and exercises, including of course ShakeOut!
If you taken the Groundrod course from Combat Studies Group, then you’ve learned about one-time pads, but maybe you need a refresher. Maybe you’re completely unfamiliar with this method of encryption which is considered unbreakable unless your pad is compromised, either through being stolen or if it was not randomly generated. Get an introduction or refresher from S2 Underground in this video.
Combat Studies Group will be holding their Ground Rod Level 2 course in Coeur d’Alene, ID on August 6-7, 2022.
We have a GroundRod Level 2 coming up in CDA, Idaho AUG 6-7.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
GroundRod 2 covers the following: – Review of GroundRod Primer skills – Discussion of current events as they relate to privacy, security and liberty – In depth study of the Invisible Internet Project / I2P – Setting up anonymous mail service via I2P – Exploration of Zeronet and other distributed networking systems – Setting up and using Retroshare with extra anonymity – The latest in encryption techniques, including ECC – Setting up open source router firmware – Metadata analysis – Testing secure alternatives to Skype and other mainstream teleconferencing software – The latest in crypto-currency trends, techniques and software – Real-world tradecraft application – Setting up resilient, “Ministry of Truth” proof websites – Hands on training for SEPIO laptop owners – and tons more………
Stuck Pig Medical will be offering its Partisan Life Saver course in Spokane, WA on October 21-23, 2022. Stuck Pig Medical usually offers its courses at the Brushbeater training site in North Carolina, so it is rare to have one out here in Washington. Sign up and pay for the class through the Stuck Pig Medical store part of their website – CLICK HERE. If you’re really serious about some medical training, you can join the second tier of Stuck Pig Medical’s Patreon and have access to twice-weekly, live-streamed, medical classes of one to two hours in length for a cost of about $15 per month. Sign up early before all of the spots are gone.
Partisan Life Saver: $600 A three-day course that is the next step up from the TCCC course. The TCCC course is not a prereq for this. Covers everything that is covered in the basic course, but goes more in-depth on the subject. This is a wet course, which means fake blood is used, bring clothing that you don’t mind being potentially stained.
Topics covered: *Why TCCC is important *How to treat battlefield/trauma wounds *What interventions should you get *How to pack an IFAK *How to make things to practice with
Everything is provided for the class, if there is something specific you want to try out, feel free to bring it to class.
If you order an IFAK or Bleeder Kit in conjunction with this, put in the notes if you want it shipped to you, or if you would rather just pick up the kit(s) when you show up for class.
Using plant medicine in the field is our trademark and our specialty. Add an additional 8 hours of training to your certification by learning about and showing proficiency using herbs in the field. Learn the essentials of first aid care while also introducing fundamental plant-medicine concepts that apply to austere or post-disaster environments.
Herbal medicine offers extremely effective approaches to acute illnesses in post disaster situations, offering relief to physical ailments while also supporting mental and body system health.
**This module will include herbal Field materials students will use to demonstrate understanding of preparations in remote environments.
Herbal First Aid subjects include:
-Fundamental herbal care concepts
– the necessary shift in thinking
-Wound Care and Infection Management using herbs
-Injury, shock, pain and herbs
-Respiratory herbal first response
-Gastrointestinal herbal first response
-Urinary herbal first response
-Planning, preparing and administering herbs
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AmRRON has announced that their annual end of the world as we know it radio communication readiness exercise will be moved from July to September this year. Put it on your calendar, now, as you have four months to get your radio ready and practice up.
The annual nationwide, scenario-based, simulated grid down communications exercise is set for:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — September 9th, 10th, and 11th
The scenario is being developed and the goals and objectives are being defined.
In the coming days and weeks, expect:
More details about the exercise and the scenario
List of training goals and objectives, and skillsets which will be focused on during the exercise
Request for volunteers as Initiating Stations to inject message traffic into the scenario
Roles of participants and format of the exercise
Preparatory training exercises which will focus on specific skills, tasks, and procedures to help prepare participants for T-REX 2022
In the meantime:
Continue to improve your radio station, off-grid power capabilities, and skillsets
Continue to familiarize yourself with the AmRRON Signals Operating Instructions
Participate in as many regularly-scheduled training nets as possible
The Center for Self Governance is holding an online class on Structure of School Government on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 9 am – 11 am PST. This is a two hour overview of school government structures in your state and the external influences reducing parental authority. The instructor is Mark Herr.
The American Civil Defense Association is holding a webinar on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 about sanitation in disasters at 5pm Pacific time.
Presenter: Jim Philips
Date: May 14, 2022 6pm (Utah time)
Link: Click HERE to join the meeting. (Everyone invited to this meeting. No subscription required!)
Following a disaster, there are two overlapping sinister challenges that (over the long-term) will cause more misery, disease, and death than the event. This deadly sanitation combo will quickly kill far more people than starvation or most other issues. Be prepared to overcome them, before they overcome you and your household!
Live Zoom presentation will be on Saturday, May 14th, and the recording will be available to watch by the following Monday.
After the Event Serial Killer
When “things” happen, there are areas that households can work through on their own (food, shelter, light, clothing, stored water, first aid, etc.). However, there are a few areas that are very ‘public’, and absolutely require unified participation from the ‘community’.
Recognize that if you are doing everything correctly, but others around you are not, your ability to stay well is drastically diminished or totally negated. At the top of this list, two major issues go hand in hand with disasters of significant magnitude and duration —
FAILED SANITATION, and its twin sister lack of SANITARY WATER.
AmRRON is holding a radio operator training exercise this weekend – May 14-15, 2022. This exercise is being held on HF frequencies, using digital modes and off-grid power.
Get ready! The AMRMRX 22 is a fun exercise involving fixed-site ‘Command’ stations and field mobile ‘Reporting’ stations, requiring the mobile stations to set up a field station, listen and then transmit, then pack up and move to another location and repeat the process!
Exercise begins: Saturday, May 14th @ 0945 Local Time
4 Segments – Three 2 hour segments and a 1 hour 4 th segment.
Scenario: X10 Solar Flare on 20220508-1200Z with full on CME impact 28 hours later (20220509-1600Z). Expected loss of Grid power, communications including cellular telephone and internet.
All guidance and instruction documents are downloadable below for you to print and review.
AmRRON CORPS MEMBERS be sure to participate in this Wednesday evening’s ‘BREAKOUT CHANNEL’ AmRRON Z-Net Voice Net for discussing the exercise and the roles and participate in the Q&A session.
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Jena Ozenna, CHS Nutrition Consultant will discuss goat feed and tub options. Nicole Cookson, Bleyhl, will discuss dairy goats and demonstrate milking. Kennedee Lecuyer, 4-H Leader and Champion Showman, will demonstrate showing techniques and tips. We will also cover hoof trimming and vaccinations. No charge to attend, RSVP to save your seat. (509) 829-6922. Feed specials, handouts, and coupons exclusive to those that attend!
The third volume of John Mosby‘s Guerrilla Gunfighter series became available last fall. You can find it on Lulu.com through the following link Guerrilla Gunfighter 3: Training Drills for Building Skills. As the subtitle states, this volume is mostly shooting drills. Each drill gives you an introduction to the drill, the conditions to start, a list of performance standards, and some coach’s notes. Mosby divides his drills into three sorts: first, micro-drills to perfect one or two particular aspects of a shooting skill; second, macro-drills that exercise multiple aspects of the shooting skill; and, last, evaluation drills which don’t particularly improve any of the aspects trained in the micro- and macro-drills, but rather are used to mark your improvement or decline in shooting skill. This volume also has a foreward written by Pastor Joe Fox of Viking Preparedness.
Opens : March 11th, 1800 PST, or March 12th, 0200 UTC Presentations Begin: Saturday, March 12th, 0800 PST, or 1600 UTC Sunday, March 13th, 0800 PDT, or 1500 UTC The Expo platform will remain open until April 10th, 2022 for on demand presentations. Tickets are $10.00 until Expo opens, then $13.50 until April 10th
Amateur radio is like a big circus. It has its main tent with three rings in the center. In those rings could be Contesting, DXing, and Rag Chewing. However, amateur radio now has a “midway of a thousand smaller tents” according to Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, founder of the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, and host of the QSO Today Podcast, a interview program featuring the most interesting amateur radio operators. It is exactly this midway that the “Expo” was founded to explore.
The Covid-19 Pandemic closed ham radio conventions, hamfests, and monthly meetings all across the World in 2020. It was because of these closures that Eric, 4Z1UG, got the idea to create an on-line, and virtual convention that has all of the elements of a real ham radio convention, similar to the most notable live conventions.
The First QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo was in August 2020 where over 15,000 amateurs attended on the Expo weekend, attending on their computers over the Internet instead of in-person. Over 80 presentations were made, with live Q&A on Zoom webinar, and attendees could come back over a 30 day on-demand period to view the recorded presentations that they missed.
We discovered something unique in August from surveys that we made following the expo. Sixty percent of the attendees, almost 9000 hams do not go to live expos, preferring to stay at home. The Covid-19 Pandemic has made this all the more important.
The Expo has also become the place to discover more niches in amateur radio through the presentations given at each one. In March 2021, while there was some difficulty with the platforms, over 6000 hams came and viewed almost 100,000 presentations from the over 80 that were offered in March. Our Expo in August 2021 had over 90 presentations in 8 tracks of amazing amateur radio content.
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo returns on March 12th, 2022 and has become a twice yearly event. We hope to see you there!