On Jack Spirko’s podcast a couple days ago, a caller asked Jack to explain how he goes about identifying the threats that he prepares for. Jack gave his usual great answer that, one, its very individual, based on your age, health, geographic location, financial situation, etc and based on the likelihood of the event happening. The caller asked for a graphic of some sort, to help make sense of it. I have developed an Excel spreadsheet that is based on the Army’s threat risk assessment model. I took a picture of it and posted it above. I think its self explanatory if you read the key. It will take you about 5 minutes in Excel to make one of your own, change the numbers to letters or otherwise re-arrange the key to suit you and then spend as much time as you want identifying the various threats to you and yours and then, once you have that, you can begin to do those things which will build your resiliancy against as many of the threats as possible.