For a lot of people, when they think of “survival,” they think of activities we typically associate with warm weather — camping, fishing, hiking, and the list goes on. Truth be told, most of us are more comfortable in warmer weather, so it’s not surprising that we tend to practice and hone our survival skills during the summer months. This can be a dangerous and even deadly mistake, however, when you are faced with an emergency situation in the winter and find that you haven’t adequately prepared.
Disaster planning should begin before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is the house in a flood zone? Is there a history of hurricanes, wildfires, or tornadoes? Once you're settled, you can build up your resources, put important things in a safe place, and turn your home into a survivable system. You will be prepared.
I am a 26 year old, 5’2" 110lb woman who, to be honest, fits every predisposed image of a potential victim. My innocent and non-confrontational appearance make me an ideal target for an attack. Fortunately, I think about this often, and do my best to stay informed and trained in order to protect myself.
STS strives to keep a innovative approach on working with our community, training and protection. Brittany Paus, is an active duty airforce recruiter. As a single mother, she is someone who puts a high priority on personal safety, physical strength and situational awareness. We have been happy to work with her to enchance her skills and training.