Emergency Preparedness – HUMINT, SIGINT, or PHOTINT?
“How’s the best way to learn,” the teen asked the professor? “Talk to a lot of old people,” was the reply.
A picture is worth a thousand words – the basis of photint, or photo intelligence gathering.
Every electronic piece of equipment emits a measurable signature – the basis of sigint, or signals intelligence gathering. That’s why, if you have a cell phone, you can now be found by GPS.
The best intelligence gathering method has always been and continues to be humint, or human intelligence. We’re talking here about plain ordinary people. Person to person information sharing between trusting people is the foundation of what wins or looses wars – spy game stuff.
Every person has a wealth of collected, valuable information you will never know unless you ask. That’s why Will Rodgers said, “I never met a person I didn’t like.” He was the consummate information gatherer and appreciated what he received from every person who contributed to his life. He learned from everyone.
Find people you can trust and learn their secrets for living. Humint depends on being a good listener.
You can trust your emergency preparedness specialist
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.