Can You Prepare for Every Disaster?

There are limitless disasters, and every one is different. When we prepare for disasters, we end up with a long, unorganized list of things to buy or do, which may not match our personal needs. We check off the first few items from our list, give up, and hope the zombies eat us first.
Fortunately, there is a solution: Prepare for disruptions together as friends, family, and neighbors. It doesn’t matter whether a power outage was caused by a flood, backhoe, or grandma backing into a pole. Just prepare for the power outage!
Prepare for Disruptions. Prepare Together. That’s How to Prepare for Everything.


Aaron Titus is a proud husband and father of eight children. A disaster relief technologist, he is the Executive Director of Crisis Cleanup, an open-source disaster relief platform that enables volunteers to help more people after disasters. He is the President of Mountain West Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (MWVOAD), a multi-state coalition of disaster relief organizations. As a former member of the New Jersey VOAD, he coordinated Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene response efforts for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also an attorney and privacy advocate.

Aaron enjoys volunteering, singing, organizing coalitions, web programming, and being a very silly dad.

Engage with Aaron on Twitter (@aarontitus), and on Facebook.

Experience <em>How to Prepare for Everything</em>, a fresh approach to preparation. After coordinating disaster relief efforts, Aaron’s attention turned to making his community more resilient and prepared. But typical preparation is filled with “doomsday speak” and FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. After several months, Aaron was able to devise a brand new way of preparing&mdash;preparing for a few disruptions will prepare you for any disaster.<br /><br />Aaron has since shared the <em>How to Prepare for Everything</em> Workshop with communities across the country&mdash;from New York City, to the deep south, to suburbs, and mountain communities. Everywhere he goes participants praise the approach for its simplicity, insight, and empowerment.<br /><br />Now you can have this insight for your own family, friends, and neighbors in Aaron’s new book, <a href=””><em>How to Prepare for Everything</em></a>.

How to Prepare for Everything will give you:

  • More hope for the future.
  • A personalized preparation plan, gap analysis, and 72-hour kit plan.
  • A healthy way to talk about preparation, without fear.
  • Stronger relationships and a list of people in your support system.
  • Plans to not just survive, but to help your neighbors.
  • Training to share a community preparation workshop.
  • Prepare for disruptions. Prepare together. Prepare for everything.
75Disasters Assisted
1079Relief Organizations Helped
12957Disaster Survivors Assisted
73096887Dollars Saved Survivors


Aaron has never been able to complete the sentence, “I am a…” with any satisfaction. Aaron is also:

  • A husband and father of eight.
  • An attorney.
  • A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • A disaster relief technologist.
  • Executive Director of Crisis Cleanup.
  • President of Mountain West Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (MWVOAD)
  • An active participant in the VOAD movement locally and across the country.
  • A privacy advocate.