Flashlight, canned goods, Swiss Army knives and superglue? You may not think the adhesive belongs in your survival or bug-out kit, but it does. It really, really does. Whether you use the name-brand stuff or some other knock-off, this ultra adhesive is a welcome addition to any survival kit... Continue Reading →
Tag Archives: first-aid kit
Posted on December 10, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on July 29, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Summer is not only a time for BBQs, baseball games, and trips to the beach. The most glorious months of the year are also a perfect time to practice your preps. Getting the entire family involved in SHTF drills and enhancing your physical readiness can be both a fun and potentially life-saving endeavor.
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Posted on July 20, 2015 by Brian Meyer
Bug Out Bags are far more common than you may think. If you’ve ever had a pregnancy in your house, you know that when it starts getting close to the baby being born momma usually keeps an overnight bag next to the front door so it’s easy to grab and run.
This is, technically, a bug out bag. Taking this idea and making it more about survival than comfort after a pregnancy, bug out bags are crucial when talking about emergencies, both big and small. The idea that you can grab one bag and survive for 48 hours or more is not only important, it’s downright necessary.
Posted on May 25, 2015 by Brian Meyer
The things you keep in your car or truck can do more than just clutter up an otherwise clean and tidy ride, they can actually save your life. The idea of keeping a Get Home Bag is one you need to institute for your car or truck now, but what do you need outside of this? The vacation variant of the Get Home Bag is a great way to change things up for a specific reason, but what about when you’re... Continue Reading →
Posted on November 20, 2014 by Lorin John
Every year about this time, I take an hour or two on a Saturday, before the college football games start, mosey out my cars, and take a few minutes to perform a few adjustments on the emergency kits in the trunk. It’s not a bad time of year to do it, and while your “tweaks” might be different than mine, here is what I do to our kits:
-Rotate the snacks. After all, they have been baking in an often hot trunk for a few months now. I find that if I try to keep t... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 16, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
A large part of survival is knowing what to do when plans go wrong. So when an injury occurs to you or someone else around you, do you know what to do? Would you know how to treat common injuries or traumas so that you can help in an emergency medical situation?
In order to be well-prepared for medical emergencies, it is a good idea to be certified in basic first aid and/or CPR. More specifically, if you plan to be outdoors in a remote area... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 6, 2014 by Brian Meyer
There are more than enough posts out there that mean to tell you exactly how to pack your bug out bag, and while these are fine, there’s something personal about what you pack in your own bag, and how you do it.
This is the reason why instead of telling you exactly what to carry and how to carry it, we’ve gone ahead and found twelve items that you may have not thought about including in your pack. A good bug out bag is very limited on space, so each item must be vitally important to survival to be included. The items below focus on the basic points of survival, so check them out ... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 29, 2014 by Lorin John
Five not so weird tricks to use before you get a bugout bag.
First of all, I am not against having a 72 hour kit that you can grab and go with. Every family should have one, preferably every family member. But I run into a lot of people who think that emergency preparation starts and ends with a “bugout bag”. I’m here to say that if you haven’t started preparing for an emergency, there are a few steps that take a higher priority than having a grab and go backpack at the ready. Let’s take a look at what you need to know and have first:
1. Have A Plan.Continue Reading →
Posted on April 28, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Even under the best conditions medical emergencies come up. That’s pretty much the reason emergency rooms and urgent care exist. In a survival situation these medical emergencies will be greater and your ability to care for them will be greatly diminished.
While there are quite a few first-aid guides out there, the three major medical issues you’ll likely face are breathing issues, severe bleeding, and shock. While there are other issues that you’ll face, the major issues with each basically come down to these three. Each is unique in it’s o... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Jacob B.
How to Treat a Burn. Camping is still considered by many to be one of the greatest of all American pastimes, from roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire to grilling hot dogs and hamburgers on a sizzling metal skillet, camping is truly the sport of kings. Receiving a painful burn while camping however, can put a damper on your entire wilderness outing but knowing enough first aid and how to treat a burn is half the battle.
Depending on the... Continue Reading →
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