Your Patriot Owned Survival Store & Home of the Genesis Garden Survival Seed Bank Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas
Survive Nature - Techniques for Surviving in every Natural Environment When you find yourself lost in the forest, you should be alert to the fact that there are predators and they are dangerous. Try to fashion a spear or knife out of branches to use as protection. Among the many predators to watch out for, bears are the most dangerous (especially Grizzlies): Black Bears: If you see a black bear 50 yards away or more, then keep your distance and continue hiking always making sure to not get closer. If you happen to come across the bear and it doesn't see you, then carefully walk away and talk loudly to alert the bear to your presence. Grizzly Bears: If you come into direct contact with a Grizzly bear, avoid eye contact. Never run from any bear. The most dangerous scenario is to be between a mother bear and her cubs. What to do if a bear attacks: Black Bears: Fight back. Insects/Spiders: Depending on which forest you are located, there are insects and spiders that are poisonous.
Bug Out Bag – The 7 Types of Gear You Must Have to Survive Bug Out Bag For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task. Everybody you read about has been tweaking theirs for months or even years and has a pile of gear built up. It’s hard to know where to start, but if you cover all of the basics in a survival situation you will still be much better off that 99% of the people. A Bug Out Bag, also called a BOB, I.N.C.H Bag (I’m Never Coming Home Bag),Get Out of Dodge Bag (GOOD Bag), or 72 Hour Bag is usually designed to get you out of an emergency situation and allow you to survive self-contained for up to 3 days. A lot of people plan their Bug Out Bag to sustain them for much longer than that, but there is always a limit to what you can carry on your back and a 3 day target is a good place to start. Here are the 7 basic types of gear you will need for your Bug Out Bag: 1. It should go without saying that water is a survival basic for any situation. 2. Backpack Meals 3. 4. They Don’t have a ground tarp…
SAS Survival Manual - 9 - Survival Use of Plants Plants are valuable sources of food because they are widely available, easily procured, and, in the proper combinations, can meet all your nutritional needs. Absolutely identify plants before using them as food. Poison hemlock has killed people who mistook it for its relatives, wild carrots and wild parsnips. At times you may find yourself in a situation for which you could not plan. In this instance you may not have had the chance to learn the plant life of the region in which you must survive. It is important to be able to recognize both cultivated and wild edible plants in a survival situation. Remember the following when collecting wild plants for food: You identify plants, other than by memorizing particular varieties through familiarity, by using such factors as leaf shape and margin, leaf arrangements, and root structure. The basic leaf margins (Figure 9-1) are toothed, lobed, and toothless or smooth. There are many plants throughout the world. Boil, bake, or roast tubers and roots.
BASIC LIST OF SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR LONG TERM SURVIVAL Some people are saying we should prepare for at least 7 days, but the way things go after a hurricane, tornado, floods, loss of electricity and the fact that these disasters will continue and perhaps even get worse in coming years according to trends, one week is not enough. Some have said 7 years, but that seems too long so do what you can. Be sure to use the older stocked goods first and replace them with new. Otherwise you will end up with all old food you might not even want to eat. Always check canned tomatoes for spoilage, as even in the can they can spoil. Most other foods last a long time. 1. Homeland Security recommends 7 days for survival, but in recent years, some people don't have electricity or heat for up to 3 weeks, so to be really safe - plan for at least 3 weeks. 2. Note: I have received arguments that boiling for longer than 5 minutes will just waste good water, but 15 minutes is safer to kill Cryptospiridium. 3. Wheat - 300 lbs. Rice - 100 lbs. Honey or Sugar - 60 lbs.
Visual dispatches from the Helmand and Kunar provinces Hospital Corpsman Adam Lopez, 25, of Granbury, Texas, with the U.S. Marines 2nd Battalion 12th Marines based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, pulls security during a patrol through the village of Shabaz Kheyl Sunday, July 31, 2011 in the Kajaki district of Helmand province, Afghanistan. AP / David Goldman A young Afghan boy peers out from his head covering at U.S. Marine Cpl. The village of Shabaz Kheyl is seen through a scope at left on a machine gun as U.S. U.S. U.S. A remnant from the war between the Soviet Union and Afghan Mujahideen is marked by an old Russian tank as U.S. U.S. Hospital Corpsman Dionno Walker, 22, of Chicago, Ill., right, with the 2nd Battalion 12th Marines based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, stands in the doorway of an equipment room before heading out on a night patrol Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge in Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S Marine Sgt. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. An Afghan boy shakes hands with U.S. U.S. Sr.
100 Items to Disappear First 100 Items to Disappear First 1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. From a Sarajevo War Survivor: Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks. 1. Survival Fire Starters – Do You Have 5 Ways to Make Fire? I would put the ability to make fire right behind water, shelter, and food in the list of most important things in a survival situation, and before food and shelter in some cases. Since being able to start a fire is so important, are you really going to rely on only one or two ways to do it? I think you should have at least 5 fire starters in your Bug Out Bag or in any survival preps for that matter. Be sure to notice that I am not talking about different types of tinder, like cedar shavings, fire log, paper etc. I am talking about 5 ways to actually make fire, to get that first spark. 1. No surprises here. 1.They need to be waterproof. 2. 2. Notice lighters is plural. If you are going to buy a nice lighter like that one, you should carry some Butane refill fluid and it will last you 5 times as long as any of the throw away lighters. 3. A firesteel and scraper is important to have for a couple of reasons. Cool ones that we have tested include: 1. 4. 9v Battery and Steel Wool 5. Be Safe
Best Survival Communication Equipment Communication during an emergency situation is of the utmost importance, so I wanted to share the best survival communication equipment available today. Because I'm a husband and father, I am passionate about emergency preparedness and survival. Being prepared for an emergency should be a top priority for anyone, and with this page I'd like to help you with one aspect of survival, communication. During an emergency, communication is a top priority. You'll need to know what's going on in your country, community, and within your neighborhood. Has the storm passed? You're probably thinking about your cell phones, right? What if you are out camping somewhere on vacation and some sort of threat arises? These are just some of the questions I have when thinking about communication during an emergency situation, and it's something we should all think about. Images courtesy of Amazon
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