I recently attended a presentation by the National Weather Service (NWS) which was intended to educate volunteer weather spotters. The training is put on by NWS meteorologists, and is focused on the weather typical for your area. Throughout the night I felt like this information would be especially useful in light of a SHTF scenario, where regular weather alerts may not be available.
Worst case? It’s free, only takes a couple of hours, and it could put you in touch with other volunteers who might be more receptive to a preparedness mindset. To find out more about schedules and content, your visitors can go to the NWS web site and find their local NOAA branch. Each regional office sets its own calendar for training events, and they’re always looking for more volunteers. Midnight