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Urban Emergency Preparedness Kit and Workshop

Join us in a fun workshop where we discuss and practice emergency preparedness and survival techniques in an urban environment.

Build and use a kit

We will focus on building a useful, compact urban survival/EDC kit, which is yours to keep.  You'll participate in hands-on exercises using the kit, including hacking the components to create an impromptu shelter, handsfree headlamp, and a simple stove to sanitize drinking water and prepare food.

Emergency Preparedness

Class topics will cover disaster and emergency scenarios, the survival rules of three,  the philosophy of self-reliance, and efficient preparedness practices. We will will review and demonstrate basic emergency preparedness gear suitable for home, everyday carry (EDC) and 72 Hour Go-Bags.

Finally we will discuss and conduct hands on hacking of common, everyday items to address emergency situations. For example, ever ponder how to extend the life span of perishable items in your refrigerator when the power goes out? We'll cover that plus several other cool topics.

All this talk of food has made you Hungry?

Keeping with the theme you will help prepare and consume several tasty survival snacks! (materials supplied in class)

Cost is $50 + $15 for the survival kit.

Note: This preparedness workshop is the first of several planned by the MakerBar. The next class is an excellent First Aid Class planned for the following Saturday, January 25th.

About the instructors: 
John Foberg is an mechanical engineer with former military/institutional disaster preparedness and response training.

Andy Fundinger is a computer engineer and former scout.

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  • Serhiy D.

    It is so sad that I could not make to this as well as to First Aid kit event.

    January 31, 2013

    • Andy F.

      We're discussing another run of this course or similar in September. Though sooner is possible.

      February 1, 2013

  • John F.

    Thank to all the attendees for their time and effort. It was great that everyone was able to contribute with experiences and tips related to the subject. Everyone did a wonderful job with the hands on workshop exercises. Please feel free to comment on the workshop makerBar googlegroup forum. We might offer a similar workshop in the future and feedback could help us improve it. A special thanks to Jamie Fundinger for donating her nicely constructed and useful "Darkness B-Gone" emergency candles to the class!

    January 29, 2013

  • Brian

    Very informative. I quite prepared for the next disaster.

    January 20, 2013

  • Andy F.

    There's no particular plans yet for a second session of this class, but it is possible, so let us know if you're interested, also check out Hacking First Aid next week: http://www.meetup.com/MakerBar/events/97349812/

    January 18, 2013

  • John F.

    Roger, thanks for registering!

    Everyone, the kit you will be building in this class is top notch! Please try to sign up soon so we can get supplies sorted out.

    January 9, 2013

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