Master of Outdoor Survival?
Have you and your family mastered the basics of outdoor survival? What to train for when disasters or emergencies happen and you have to disrupt your everyday life.Essential Contents of the Survival Go Bag and Storage
What do you need for your survival Go Bag. The essentials that you need to personalize your survival bag are many, but you must individualize to your own situation and geography. Where should you store your Go Bag?Special Survival Problem To Consider – Gangs
Gangs are organized groups that are well armed and dangerous now. They will only become more dangerous and aggressive in a disaster situation. How do you plan for this very dangerous situation? This article is a good place to start.Balance Is The Key To Being Self-Reliant
What Is Being Self-Reliant? I have asked a few of my friends recently this very question and have gotten some interesting answers.Special Prepping Problem To Consider – Money, Barter and Finances
We are so accustomed to whipping out our plastic cards to pay for everything most people do not carry much money. Think about how much cash you have on you now. Could you fill your vehicle with enough gas to get you out of the state? Could you pay for a hotel room? Do you even have enough cash to buy dinner for your family tonight? Imagine how you would survive during a grid down scenario for weeks or months.Special Prepping Problem To Consider – Displaced Families and Individuals
We live in Central Florida, which is the vacation capital of the world, On any given day there are in excess of 500,000 people living in hotel rooms, resorts and cruise ships. These people came here with enough cash to live for a couple of weeks. They are totally dependent upon local resources for everything. During any disaster they will quickly become a real problem to be dealt with.Special Prepping Problems To Consider – Wildlife Predators
The threat of pets becoming predators will appear if the disaster becomes extended or a complete WROL situation. Sad as this is, you still must prepare for this scenario.Special Prepping Problem to Consider – Hunting and Fishing for Food
Some people plan to hunt, trap and fish to feed themselves and their family after a disaster. Here are some facts that make this planning very flawed.Gourmet Meals in a Jar
Going Beyond Storing Bulk Foods Storing bulk food has been the traditional method of emergency storage. We too have a supply of bulk items such as rice, potatoes, powdered milk, sugar, salt, pepper, pancake mix and fruits. From my experience this is not the way to go.Storing Drinkable Water
Without Water You Won’t Survive Past 3 Days – There is not much more important to your survival than storing drinking water. Without it you will not survive 3 days and you certainly will not be eating many meals from a jar.Harvesting Rainwater for Everyday Use
Harvesting Rainwater is Easier Than You Might Think – Rainwater collection is much easier to do than I first thought. With only slight modifications to a gutter system on a house you can divert rain water from the gutter into large capacity containers that can store hundreds of gallons of non-potable water.Water Filtration, a Key to Survival
Technology has advanced to the point where it is possible to filter lake water and make it potable. Devices as small as a straw have been designed to drink directly from a contaminated water source and know that the water has been filtered and is safe.