We have taken the same approach used in our personal protection offerings and applied to to our emergency preparedness curriculum. Using actual risk analysis methodologies in reality based scenarios, trainees are not only educated on an emergency preparedness mindset, but more importantly on the critical thinking processes necessary to instill mental adaptability and resource versatility.

There are hundreds and thousands of ‘bug out bag’ authors, with Google search pages full of inventories. In reality, when does ‘bugging out’ even take place? A vast majority of emergencies allows shelter at home or getting to the home to endure the threat. Packs full of machetes and hand axes pervade the internet. Of these, less than 1% are truly useful in a real emergency a family is likely to face. The compilers of these lists have likely never carried these kits on their backs, or ascertained the relevance of each item in the kit. Still, these lists are posted and people dutifully combine lists into master emergency lists that are hopelessly immovable and irrelevant.

At MTTM, we take a risk analysis approach to emergencies, evaluating actual scenarios and scaling their severity. From this approach, real actions, real contingencies, and real inventories are developed to help the family in real situations. Not just hypothetical situations, the critical thinking approach to evaluating risk is instilled so each trainee can evaluate their own situation and their emergency preparations are customized to their needs.



  • This class is 2 hours long.
  • This class instructs risk analysis and risk management approaches to emergency preparedness.
  • Class format is classroom/lecture. It is not physically demanding.
  • Trainees should bring note taking supplies.
  • There will be a short break at the 1/2 mark.
  • There will be time after the class for questions.
  • Weapons such as live blades and firearms are permitted in the training area, commensurate with venue rules. All weapons shall remain stowed or holstered, as this is not a weapon instruction class.