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Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Ten

The ambitious entertaining and stunningly innovative series ends with the volunteers 8217 8220 Exodus 8221 8211 8220 Escape 8221 would be an equally accurate description 8211 to a new and seemingly better world 150 miles or so south a bit further inland and apparently blessed with a greater abundance of

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Nine

The Colonists fight then reunite but recognize that their chances of long term survival diminish almost visibly with each passing week They have done well 8211 exceptionally well under the circumstances 8211 but know that a brighter tomorrow is many miles away Can they make it

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Eight

The survivors gain an additional member and encounter not one but several additional problems Tempers flare supplies dwindle 8211 but human genius provides a spark of mobile optimism What are the lessons learned that future generations can use to develop and implement their own survival plans

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Seven

Another trip always dangerous to the L A River teaches the Colonists that the challenges they face are psychological and emotional as well as physical They also know that they need a continuing supply of protein fortunately there is a lot of it scurrying about the warehouse

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Six

The ten volunteers continue their quest for survival 8211 but are suddenly rocked by the unexpected and unexplained disappearance of one of their members The 8220 real 8221 loss of this one person is in some ways emotionally more distressing than the cataclysmic loss of the entire nation in which

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Five

The volunteers learn that hard work good intentions and ingenious solutions will not ensure their survival What also is needed is elected or appointed leadership And maybe a few common sense laws applicable to all hands

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Four

The volunteers continue their efforts to build a new and better world from the destruction all around them But they also must take time to protect themselves from attack by other survivors not as well intentioned

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Three

After securing the basic necessities for survival episode three found the volunteers focusing on the one creature comfort they can 8217 t live without a hot shower But focusing on comfort left them open to a massive attack that threatened their long term survival The take away lesson is how

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Two

The ten volunteers continue their efforts to create a new civilization despite attempts by the Marauders seeking to steal the basic essentials found in the abandoned warehouse The greatest challenges facing the volunteers though are their own fears and uncertainties

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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