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This worksheet is designed to help readers develop an effective risk evaluation action plan using information provided in Chapter 2 (Risk) of The Provident Prepper: A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies.
It is important to evaluate individual risks so you know where to begin. Each person’s level of risk for any certain event varies depending on a variety of factors including location, community network, resources, knowledge, physical abilities, and more.
Risk is traditionally calculated through a basic equation: Risk = Probability x Consequence. We assign numbers to each category and might expect the calculations to be exact because of the perfect nature of math. That is not so with calculating risk in this setting. It is difficult to determine the actual probability of an event. We make an educated guess and assign it a number. The same is true with the consequence. We make an educated guess. Because the numbers going into the equation are subjective, it is impossible for the product to be completely accurate. However, it is a good guess and gives us a place to begin.
Our book The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies reviews each of the most common risks you might face in detail. Refer to it for more information on each risk. Complete the personal risk evaluation available by clicking on the link at the top of this page.