Whether you are a beginner prepper or an experienced survivalist, there is likely room for improvement in your disaster preparedness. SWOT analysis is a test commonly used in business to identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in order to make a business stronger internally and externally. This same method can be applied to personal preparedness and will enable you to identify those weak spots in your plan and allow you to get them patched up ASAP.
As mentioned previously, the purpose of this assessment is to pinpoint Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT). Strengths and Weakness are internal, or personal, issues. Opportunities and Threats are external things that may be dictated by your geographical location, surroundings and other outside forces. Once you identify your family’s areas of expertise and shortcomings, you can work on filling in the gaps. Below you will find an example of a Disaster SWOT Analysis.
A SWOT analysis is useless without action. Match your Strengths with Opportunities. Weaknesses should be converted into strengths. Every perceived Threat is also an Opportunity. Make plan based on your examination to ensure your family is as ready for disaster as possible.