What do you do if you find yourself in the middle of a media shit storm? Or if something goes horribly wrong on your watch? Or if you are wrongly accused of doing something? Today, we will discuss a few things about communications during a crisis that can help you weather the waves.
Featured Event: Responder1 Medical Training at Self Reliance Festival, March 24, 2023
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Tales from the Prepper Pantry
- Found boxes at Uline for canning jars and redid the jar storage system
- Spring reset for canned goods is done – and we have a TON of broth to use up
- This week of no kitchen: focusing on crock pot meals, roasts, and maybe a few steaks on Friday if all goes well
- Starting to see early spring medicinals so it is time to get rid of dandelion flowers that are dry and replace them with a new round (Annual rotation of medicinals)
Mike Shelby from Forward Observer and a whiz at helping people create area studies and implement better situational awareness will join John Willis and Nicole Sauce Tuesday at 12:#0 PM Central. Join is for this live discussion.
Ever hear the term Direct Primary Care? Today, we will discussion what int he heck that is and why it is so important in these times of federal overreach in medicine. I am joined by Dr. William B Burkhart, founder of Beacon Primary Care.
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Join me for a homestead happenings update: seedlings, processing, firewood and more. 9:30AM Central.
Friday Night Live with Tag
I get to be a special guest on Tag’s show this Friday at 7pm Central! I can’t wait to see what we cook up.
Weekly Shopping Report from Joe
First stop was Dollar Tree. Stock in the frozen food coolers has notably increased; they’re probably at least half full, with a decent variety. The drink aisle and coolers also were a lot more full, with good variety. There were more vitamins in the health area too.
Home Depot was next. Sonia stayed in the car, so I just ran in and out. A 2x4x8 remains at $3.35. I also picked up a long Diablo reciprocating saw blade for use on some saplings in the yard.
Aldi was third. I thought the shelves looked more stuffed than usual; there was plenty of product. We found everything we wanted. Eggs have come down, perhaps to $2.7x? We also found heavy cream, and there were multiple boxes of it. We got a case of their canned cat food, leaving at least two more.
Weigel’s was last. My usual station is running on a backup pump, and the flow rate is so low that I aborted a fillup on Thursday evening after just five gallons. The other station is running just fine. The price is the same, with a gallon of untainted regular still $3.999.
Home repairs can be overwhelming. Some times you need to “hire a guy”. You have to be ok with knowing your limits. I know I can’t (yet) do framing and stucco, but I can paint. I saved us $300 by buying a gallon of stucco waterproofing and a gallon of paint. It will take me longer than if I paid a guy, but any time I can shave a few bucks off a project I will.
P.S. I watched the stuccoing process, and feel pretty confident that I can do a small project or repair next time.
Make it a great week
- Ram for sale versus processing – an update
- Processing workshop launches in one week
Main topic of the Show: Crisis Communications
What is crisis communications
Why did I think of it? (Dentist)
What should you do if you find yourself in a tense situation? (Photoshopped head on a campaign photo, Al Gore)
- Acknowledge that providing facts as soon as possible is key and communicate that you are gathering facts so that you can explain the situation
- Do NOT make up answers to anything. Not ever. Not even if you think you know
- Clarify who is qualified to speak on this matter (Is it you, someone in your organization or family, etc). Ensure everyone KNOWS who to send inquiries to
- Release the facts to the media, on your communications platforms etc. (Media statement vs press release)
- Never repeat the accusation – we do not need out of context audio clips of you saying you did something that you did not say
- Handle interview requests as you usually should, by first researching the media outlet before agreeing to an interview
- Schedule down time
- Rely on the facts in every communication and get good at being called a liar, a poopy head, etc
- Set a communications schedule moving through the crisis and STICK to it
Why should this matter to a homesteader? (Pig picture)
What about the people who lie all the time? They don’t rely on facts
Pre-writing crisis content
Make it a great week!
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