The ready citizen

The Ready Citizen Manual

Good preparedness is good citizenship.  Prepared citizens put less of a burden on emergency and relief resources and make themselves part of the solution during the response to the crisis.


To enable motivated individuals and families to rapidly prepare for a wide spectrum of perils, I created The Ready Citizen Manual.  It provides detailed guidance on how to get prepared for an extended period of time in as little as a weekend.  You can download it from the section below.

Food Planning Spreadsheet

Food planning presents the biggest challenge to someone getting started in disaster preparedness.  The spreadsheet will enable you to set your preparedness goals.  You set the length of time for which you wish to have food and the number of people on your team, and the spreadsheet will help you determine:


  • what foods to buy
  • how much to buy
  • what it will cost


I recommend you save it to your computer and then start filling in the fields highlighted in green.   You can download it from the section below.