M4S048: Summertime Preparedness

Summertime Preparedness-Tips-Mind4SurvivalWoo-hoo, summer is almost about here and so is the need for summertime preparedness!  I‘m sure most of you are over winter, but how many of you have thought about preparing for the summer?

In this episode, I’m going to help you become better prepared with eight summer preparedness tips.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, after spending over a decade in the middle east, I know a thing or two about heat and prepping for the summer.

So, with summer almost upon us, I think it’s a great time to go over some summer preparedness tip. As a matter of fact, I’m going to cover eight summer preparedness tips in this episode.

While we’re on the topic of summer preparedness, I think a little summer related trivia is in order. Even better, this is a two-question trivia contest. The first question is “What is the hottest temperature, on record, in the world?” Now, if you want to know the answer to that, you’ll have to listen to this episode and find out.

The second trivia question is for a Mind4Survival hat. To win the hat, you’ll need to post the answer to this question, in the comments section of the show notes at the bottom of this page.


Summertime Preparedness Trivia Question

The question is, “Where was the hottest recorded temperature on earth recorded and when?”

One winner will be chosen from everyone who responds with the correct answer in the show notes for this episode.

The winner will be announced during next week’s episode. Good luck to everyone. Now, let’s get this kicked off and on the road to summertime preparedness.


Summertime Preparedness Tips

#1 Get your family and friends involved in preparedness activities.

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Canning
  • Working on your house, cars, etc.
  • Visit local farmers markets and other places to find fresh, discounted produce.
  • Talk about summertime weather events, etc.

#2 Get some exercise

  • Take the family for walks.
  • Go hiking.
  • Work in the yard.
  • Take advantage of the weather to have fun, get loose, in shape and improve your health and fitness.

#4 Learn something together with your family and friends

Take a class together, such as first aid, CPR, orienteering (compass and map reading), and wilderness skills.


#5 Create, review, and tune up your preparedness plans

Preparedness plans become outdated

  • Are all of the considerations you have in your plans still the same?
  • The number of family members and others who are in your plan?
  • Are the routes the same?
  • Are your family’s schools and places of work the same?


#5 Double check your prepping supplies.

  • a.     Is your food and water good to go?
  • b.     Have you gone through your bug out bag?
  • c.     Check your first aid kits?
  • d.     What about your vehicle kits?
  • e.     Update your inventory lists and rotate your supplies.


#6 Re-evaluate the direction you want your preparedness to go in the upcoming year.


#7 Begin prepping for Winter

  • Look for winter preparedness items that may be on sale as summer approaches.
  • Think about your winter preparedness plans.
  • Take a look at areas that may not be as accessible in winter.


#8 Have fun!

  • Put down the phone.
  • Get away from the house.
  • Enjoy the warmth (heat) in some cases.


I hope you enjoyed this episode about eight summertime preparedness tips.  Now, the answer to the question “What is the hottest temperature, on record, in the world?” That temperature is XXX-degrees. HA! Nope, if you want to know the number from the Mind4Survival, you can Google it, or listen to the end of the podcast episode.

Now, don't forget, if you want to be put in the running for a Mind4Survival hat, type the answers to the questions, “Where was the hottest recorded temperature on earth recorded and when?” in the show notes at the bottom of this page.

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  1. Benjamin Weger on April 30, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Commercial mix has baking powder in it to allow the pancakes to rise. When your bucket was left in the heat, it caused it to break down and release carbon dioxide.

    • Brian Duff on May 3, 2018 at 3:48 am

      Thanks, Benjamin, I really appreciate the insight and lesson!

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