Sunday, July 28, 2013

Starting a Fire With a AA Battery

I had no idea a fire could be started with a AA battery and a gum wrapper. But this video has shown me not only is it possible but also very cool!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bug Out Bag

Here is another great poster I found describing the gear you should have in your bug out bag. Don't forget a small reusable LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

I did not create this image and could not find where this one originated from in order to give credit. 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Survival Stats

I found this survival poster at and felt it was informative enough to share.

Doomsday: Would You Survive?
by NowSourcing.
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Monday, July 22, 2013

6 Ways To Be Prepared By Tomorrow

1. WATER: Choose a method to store clean water for emergency use. I prefer to clean and reuse old plastic containers, 2L or larger. Additional supplies include Water Microfilter and Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets .

2. SHELTER: Have a back-up plan for shelter, especially if you experience harsh winters. Tent , sleeping bags, Fire Starter will all be necessary if your home becomes unlivable.

3. FOOD: Decide how much food your family will need until help arrives. How much you store depends on how long you believe help will take. Canned food is an excellent start because it lasts long, can be had for cheap at your local Walmart and won't be an exotic addition to your diet.

4. POWER: Buy batteries. In an emergency, power will most likely be the first to go. Make sure you have enough back-up power for flashlights and the devices your family members may rely on.

5. MEDICINE: People who survive with medicinal help will be the first to die during a prolonged crisis because shipments will cease. Talk to your Dr about acquiring extra supplies for storage and be honest why you want them. Your Dr may be more willing to write you a few extra prescriptions if you are honest.

6. PLAN: Have a plan for staying at home and a plan for leaving your home. Make sure all family members are aware of the plan and meeting areas. We will not know when disaster will strike so you can't rely on the family being together. Meeting areas and even a small survival bag are necessary for making sure your family can find each other.

Laziness is the only excuse to not be prepared.

Stay always prepared!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mountain Men

Discovery channel has unleashed a great series about surviving off the grid. According to the show's website, using ancient skills and innate ingenuity, these men fend off nature’s ceaseless onslaught, carving out the lives they’ve chosen from a harsh and unforgiving landscape. If you are a person interested in self-reliance and surviving after WTSHTF, this show is a must-watch.

Each episode follows 3 or 4 men in different wilderness areas of the country and documents the difficulties of living alone, away from civilization. While the show is filled with danger, we also get to experience the beautiful landscape each man is surrounded by on a daily basis. While this view may not be an even trade for many Americans, I would be interested in taking on the challenge.

Do yourself a favor and tune in.

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