After Labor Day Our Routines Change, Our Preparation Should Not

The unofficial end to summer has passed. Labor Day weekend come and gone. It is time to go back to work, and while this may mean the scope of preparation changes, the core concept does not.

For many this means grabbing a book bag in place of a beach bag. Classrooms around the nation are full of students once again and the 2019 School Year begins in full. Schedules for everyone revolve around the new time frames.

Inside or outside that classroom, as we shift to meet the new time frames, our preparations mentally and physically should remain just as consistent as ever.

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Threats did not disappear with the changing of the seasons, just the environment and time we are spending there.


We change our preparations to match our environments. The neat little cliche that is the NPE or ‘Non-Permissive Environment’ rears more often as we navigate around campuses. Their reanimation this time of year changes our whens and our wheres to lesser or greater degrees.

This is a good time to recheck our emergency preparation plans. Check first aid, every day carry, battery powered tools, and shift and replace them as necessary.

If you can’t carry this time of year it’s time to implement those other plans, sequestering permissible tools. There is always something you can do to influence your advantage.

So as we move our days around the commutes, the sports schedules, class itineraries, trips, and other changes the are coming down the chute this time of year lets reset our postures to keep our prepared mindsets equally ready.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.