SurvivalBlog.com Balsam Fir Pitch In wilderness survival knowing how to utilize trees like the balsam fir can enhance your ability to survive. Uses for the balsam fir tree for wilderness survival are so numerous that a complete inventory could easily fill a small book. If you are lucky enough to live in balsam fir (Abies balsamea) country then you have a readily available supply of medicines, fire starting aids and fire burning materials, food, and shelter making materials. You can consider this tree an integral part of your survival gear. All you need is the knowledge necessary to tap into this free natural resource. Because the uses of balsam fir trees for wilderness survival are so extensive, in this Survival Topic we will concentrate on just one small part of the tree; the pitch of the balsam fir, which can be readily harvested and utilized in a variety of ways. How to Identify Balsam Fir Trees Identifying characteristics of Balsam Fir trees include: About Balsam Fir Pitch Harvesting Balsam Fir Pitch
The One-Stop Survival Preparedness Guide - For Your Physical and Financial Survival 12 Gadgets to Survive the Apocalypse Now is a good time to ponder the apocalypse. Iran and North Korea are going nuclear, the wonky weather is a harbinger of catastrophic climate change, and end-of-the-world blockbusters abound. (Tim Burton's '9' came out last week and '2012,' 'The Road,' and 'Zombieland' are all coming up later this fall.) In that dismal spirit, the Switched team has gathered its first choices for last-chance gadgetry -- a collection of 12 must-haves if society is in peril, whether it be by fire or ice, zombies or aliens. Using our handy "What Type of Apocalypse Will It Be?" chart below, you'll be able to find the right gadgets for the right disaster and the ensuing fallout. ACR Electronics Microfix Personal Beacon Good for: Zombie Attack, Rapidly Spreading Virus, Aliens, Floods With an internal GPS, this little guy signals satellites to identify your exact location, as well as your name, address, and medical info. Scope Ford F-650 XUV Eton American Red Cross Solarlink FR360 Radio 400 Ft. LIFESAVER Bottle
Wilderness survival skills Survival Gear Review Wilderness Survival & Prepping Survival Top 50 Never Talk to the Police | Quick Hitts By Dave Hitt on Mar 31, 2010 in Featured, Police State What’s the best response when a cop asks you something? Silence, or a short, polite non-answer. Shut up. You should be polite and calm whenever dealing with any armed person. These videos made the rounds about a year ago. In the first part of the first video a fast talking law professor gives you detailed reasons why you should never talk to the police. This is part two, where a former police officer fills in the details. Here are some practical examples of how to legally preserve your rights in an encounter with police: Ok, after all that heavy duty stuff, we need a breather.
Wildwood Survival Howstuffworks "10 Ways to Survive a Snowstorm" There's no truer statement than the old adage "you can't control the weather." You can't even predict it with complete certainty. As advanced as our meteorological forecasting techniques are these days, weather systems are changeable forces of nature. The National Snow and Ice Data Center defines a blizzard as a "violent winter storm, lasting at least 3 hours, which combines below freezing temperatures and very strong wind laden with blowing snow that reduces visibility to less than 1 km." If a blizzard is bad enough, snow plows and salt trucks won't even brave the elements.
That Water is Unsafe to Drink In this Survival Topic we will discuss why it is important that you consider ALL sources of drinking water as contaminated with disease causing organisms until you properly treat it. We will also touch upon the best method to make water safe to drink. Water Born Disease Organisms I want to hammer home to you the importance of always always always (did I say “always”?) In short, before you use water for any purpose that ends up in your body including drinking wateroral hygiene such as rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth.cleaning of vegetables and other foodscleaning of cooking and eating utensilsdouching and enemas if you are into such things best left unsaid the water must first be de-contaminated so that all water borne pathogens are destroyed or rendered inert. Contaminated Water One of the most basic concepts you must completely understand in order to stay healthy in wilderness survival situations is that all sources of water are suspect. You Are Likely Drinking Feces In conclusion: