Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part series on electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs. In Part 1 you were introduced to the EMP and the major sources of them. In this part we're going to look at what happens when an EMP goes off. The results are different depending on the type and the strength of the pulse, but there are a few basic results that almost always happen. With the results of an EMP understood,... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 3, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Posted on January 27, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Today we’re starting a series on an issue of big concern: electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs. Before you can prep for a disaster you need to understand the basics, so part 1 of this series is all about what an EMP is. Part 2 Will be about the effects of an EMP and part 3 will be how you can prepare for one. There’s a lot more to an EMP disaster than most people know, so check out part 1 below and learn a little about these nasty disaster-causing events.
One of the lea... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 21, 2014 by Jacob B.
Guest Post by: Loren Spendlove
The dictionary definition of survival is ‘the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances’.
As I write this post, I can’t help thinking of the five years my wife and I spent living in Mozambique, Africa. Survival is a daily fact of life in Mozambique. The people there lack many of the basics that we often take for granted. Clean water, sufficient food, economic activity. All of these things are deficient or non-existent. All of them are “no-brainers” as far as their... Continue Reading →
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 to attach it to a water or empty milk jug, and ta-da! You now have... Continue Reading →
Posted on November 9, 2013 by Rebecca Maxwell
In modern-day life, electrical outages are not everyday occurrences, yet they can happen at any time. Electricity blackouts are often short lived, usually lasting for hours, but some can last for days or even weeks if there are natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods, blizzards, or severe storms. Blackouts can also happen at any season throughout the year. They can occur in the summer when the electrical grids are overloaded, in the wi... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 24, 2013 by Catherine Alford
My husband was a boy scout, and I am a bit of a girly girl. When I met him, I had never been camping in my entire life, and he had all these great stories about camping with his dad and his brother. He quickly decided that I should get to experience all of the great things about the outdoors that he did growing up.
It honestly sounded like so much fun, and I was really determined to have a good time. I knew that my husband would expect me to hate camping since it’s outdoors with bugs and worms and dirt. However, I was really set on being a good help and having a fantastic time.... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 9, 2013 by Jacob B.
Having a pool is an awesome gift. Being able to go for a swim on a hot day is a fantastic thing, and should always be appreciated.
But I’m sure every pool owner has had an experience where they want to go for a swim on a scorching day, dipped their toe in the water... and found that it was ABSOLUTELY FREEZING.
What’s up with that? And is there anything we can do about it?
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Posted on July 15, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Imagine for the moment that suddenly you found yourself without any electricity as a result of some local, regional or national disaster. Unless your survival strategy has you immediately defaulting to the use of purely bush-crafts, you will be requiring some of the benefits that are available with electricity.
It doesn't matter if your survival strategy involves bugging-in or bugging-out, you will need so... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 2, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Many people have no idea how critically important communication becomes during and immediately following emergencies and natural disasters. As easy as it is to communicate and access the Internet with mobile devices, it’s just as easy for that network to collapse during a disaster, potentially leaving thousands, if not millions, of people in an information blackout.
Relatively common disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, can ta... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 20, 2013 by Jacob B.
Sun Oven Video. Being able to make and prepare food in an emergency is very important for survival. Sun Ovens enable the sun to bake, boil and steam food enhancing taste and making you more prepared for an emergency.
SurvivalBased is a proud seller of the All American Sun Oven and we put together a special video with our marketing director Peter and special guest Paul Munson from Sun Oven demonstrate the unique benefits of cooking with solar power.