A lawyer by training and lobbyist by occupation, Paul T. Martin hardly fits the disaster prepper stereotype. But on his first day of law school at the University of Miami, Hurricane Andrew slammed into the city.
Martin’s experiences in both urban Miami and his childhood home of rural Tennessee convinced him the nation needs to foster a culture of preparedness. A former volunteer firefighter and first responder, Martin is also a general class ham radio operator, a severe storm spotter, and a concealed handgun license instructor in Texas.
Martin is a regular speaker on the need for disaster preparedness. He is the author of Bracing for Impact: A Practical Guide to Preparing for Disasters.
Martin lives in Austin with his wife Kendel and his stepdaughter Delaney. They have two shelter dogs, Meg and Kate, who have their own food storage plan and bug-out bags. His latest book Pivot Points: Creating A Culture Of Preparedness And Resiliency In America was just released in August of 2015.
Join Us Today As We Discuss Creating A Culture Of Preparedness
- Has the disaster preparedness movement failed so far
- What would a culture of preparedness look like
- Why do you feel that preppers should “spread the word”
- How does faith and citizenship factor in preparedness
- How do we dispel the crazy prepper myth
- Can government be part of the solution, should it, will it
- How can people create a preparedness project to help others prepare
- How to alleviate the fear of “being a target” if you talk about prepping
- Is a culture of preparedness an attainable goal
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- Pivot Points
- The Captain and the Kid by Jimmy Buffett
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