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Posted on December 4, 2013 by Kacey Herlihy
Experiencing a natural disaster, such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane, can be scary for anyone, and especially traumatizing for children. Whether the event affected them directly or they are aware of its impact on a different part of the world, it is important for parents, teachers, caregivers, and neighbors to recognize disturbances in a [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with disaster preparedness, Helping Children Cope with Disaster, helping your family prepare for an emergency
Posted on December 4, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
When it comes to collecting and foraging for food during hard times or during a long-lasting post-disaster period, almost everyone in the family can engage in some form of fishing.
There are many methods that can be used, which target various species of fish and crustaceans in both freshwater and saltwater. One of the great benefits [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with DiFishing As A Family Survival Skill, fishing survival skills, learning to fish as a family
Posted on December 3, 2013 by Kent Page McGroarty
Emergency preparedness always includes knowing how to make assorted items quickly and easily, such as light sources, food storage containers, document holders and much more. Check out a few awesome DIY emergency items and add them to your list of survival skills!
Need viable sources of light, and quick? Use the straps of a headlamp [...]
Posted on November 27, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
The combination of recent disasters on American soil and a multitude of movies and reality TV shows have finally gotten the attention of many Americans. And now questions are starting to circulate; the most common question I am hearing is ‘what’s the best strategy for me’? The fact that people are now asking [...]
Posted on November 25, 2013 by Rebecca Maxwell
No matter where you live in the world natural disasters can and do happen. Earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, droughts, heat waves, and even just severe storms occur all around the globe. Yet, many people do not have a plan in place of what they would do in the case of a [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with disaster planning, making a disaster plan, making an emergency plan, surviving disasters
Posted on November 22, 2013 by Brian Meyer
5 Survival Skills
Movies and television are great at telling stories, but not so great at sticking to reality. There are a few persistent myths seen on a regular basis in movies and TV that are so common that some people consider them real. CPR won’t put you back in the fight, jumping off that building [...]
Posted on November 21, 2013 by Catherine Alford
Last week, my dog did the unthinkable. Just 12 hours before we were about to take her on a plane, she ingested an entire bar of dark chocolate.
After living for over two years in the Caribbean without one single incident, she gave us a major scare right before we were trying to bring her home [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Prepping, Recent Articles and was tagged with emergency kit for your pet, emergency pet kit, pet emergency kit, preparing an emergency pet kit
Posted on November 20, 2013 by Kacey Herlihy
If you're going to spend time in the outdoors, there are tips and tricks you should know to help you survive and make your time in the wilderness more comfortable. Whether you're car camping or navigating the backcountry, these tricks will impress your friends and can save you in a sticky situation.
1. Use the sun [...]
Posted on November 19, 2013 by Kent Page McGroarty
Okay, so your survival skills are honed, but what about gear? The right backpack is essential for a successful camping trip, and is quite useful in terms of emergency preparedness. So what are some of the best backpacks for camping, and what makes them so darn special? Let’s take a quick journey…
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Go “old-school” [...]
Posted on November 18, 2013 by Savannah Humes
The average prepper will have firearms for self-defense and survival (hunting for example). Firearms and survival go hand in hand and these weapons have proven themselves to be the most effective. There are some people who just don’t want to use guns, even if it’s a survival situation. Common sense also dictates that relying wholly [...]