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10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25 by Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM Issue #104

10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25 by Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM Issue #104
It seems like every winter there are news stories of people getting stranded for weeks in bad weather while driving through the many remote areas of our country. In fact, this past winter, our nation held its breath waiting for news of James Kim and his family who got lost traveling the snowy roads of Josephine County in Oregon, not far from where this magazine is published. While his wife and daughters, who stayed with their vehicle, were eventually found alive, he succumbed to the cold as he hiked through snow looking for help for his family. And there are also many cases of people trapped for days in their vehicles after skidding over a bridge embankment, even though they were only a few hundred feet from a busy highway. I have written many articles about how to prepare your home for a power outage or national emergency, but today I want to address how to be prepared for an emergency when traveling in your car or truck. Keeping warm and safe Finding supplies Drinking water supply

BACKWOODS SURVIVAL BLOG Evacuate your home – 9 checklists to help | A Pinch of Joy Colorado is one of my favorite states. I’ve lived there twice and love the mountains, the breathtaking scenery and the endless list of recreational possibilities. We’ve hiked trails, climbed mountains and waded streams–Wheels even panned for gold in some of them. Now some of those beautiful places we enjoyed have been ravaged by fire. Evacuations happen more frequently than we realize. Before an emergency happens, make several decisions on what you need to do. Having to leave home unexpectedly can rattle anyone, even if with a day or two advance warning. Checklists to download: Click on the editable tables below to open in Microsoft Word EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION – numbers for health, repairs, insurance FAMILY INFORMATION – numbers and information you may need concerning your family CONTACTS – numbers of family, friends and others you may need to contact Alternate Printable Contact List form OR Contact list in Excel. Some of these forms come from previous posts.

HURRICANE KATRINA Welcome to Louisiana! On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina became the largest natural disaster in United States history. After the levees failed, it became the largest man-made disaster in United States history. This blog is a chronicle of what happened to myself and my family during those events. This blog intertwines several elements. Something I don't want to do is make anyone afraid. The events and stories herein are true, but I have also taken the liberty of fictionalizing certain elements here or there for a number of reasons. I have been encouraged many times to write a book about my experience, but I have decided to publish the whole thing on the internet instead. There are three different resources combined here for your use. The second resource is a series of worksheets in a workbook format to provide a model for your own preparations. The third resource is a series of How To pages, which are simple instructions for various projects, including how to assemble your workbook.

What Should I Be Preparing For? * WHAT SHOULD I BE PREPARING FOR?*By: NightHiker13 May 2011 "Be Prepared." We're all familiar with the Boy Scout motto but exactly what you're supposed to be prepared for may not be all that clear. Having done plenty of risk analysis in the military I was pretty comfortable doing it but if you've never been exposed to it then it may sound a little intimidating but it's actually not difficult at all. This list should be specific to you and your area - obviously if you live in Florida you'll have hurricanes whereas California residents would have earthquakes. One thing that I'd like to mention is that when you sit down and actually think about everything that could possibly go wrong you may start to notice some anxiety starting to build, that's the normal result from an increase in situational awareness. Once you have your threats listed the next step is to figure out how you want to rate each event on how much trouble it would cause for you. POSSIBILITY - could this happen to me?

Survival Podcast July | 2009 Modern toilets take two valuable resources, water and nitrogen rich human waste, and combine the two to create a problem: sewage. In a dry or “humanure” toilet, you cover your deposits with a layer of non-toxic sawdust. Once the toilet is full you dump the contents into your outdoor humanure pile and compost the waste at high temperatures for at least a year. You can then use that compost as fertilizer for plants. The ubiquitous five gallon bucket is the most commonly used humanure receptacle. Putting this toilet together takes just a few minutes. Attaching the Toilet Seat to the Crate Next, find a toilet seat. Cutting Out a Hole in the Crate Place the bucket so that it will be appropriately positioned under the seat. Attaching Legs to the Crate with Cable Ties Cut four pieces of scrap wood (we found some old table legs for a more finished look), and attach them to each corner of the crate so that the bucket projects about a 1/2-inch above the level of the crate. Moving the Spacer

Survive And Thrive TV 72 Hour Kits Natural Disaster at Home Flash FloodsDuring a flash flood, water can rise so quickly that there is little or no time for a warning to be issued and you may have only seconds to escape. It only takes two feet of water to carry away cars. Six inches of swiftly moving water will sweep a person off his/her feet. If you suspect a flash flood is about to happen, immediately climb to higher ground. EarthquakesIf you are indoors, and feel an earthquake the first thing to do is look up and around and get your bearings. Wildfires Wildfires often begin unnoticed and spread quickly, Plan with your family where you would go and what you would do if you are threatened. Family Emergency Plans Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen. Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire. Ask an out-of-state friend to be your "family contact." Discuss what to do in an evacuation. Special Items Water

Getting Started In Emergency Preparedness My Food Storage Cookbook | Tried and tested food storage recipes and the organizational system that makes it all "work"! Farming Salt & Light Building Using Midwest Solar Food Dryer-Sue Robishaw-drying food sun solar As a homesteader with more interests than time, simple root cellaring tops my list for out-of-season eating and food preservation. Spuds, roots and many fruit do well this way -- easy in and out. But other foods need more work to allow us to make use of their favors off-season. Since we have chosen to live in an area that is under frost and snow more than half of the year, this is an important aspect of gardening for me. I do a bit of canning -- tomatoes and pickles -- and used to do more. THE MATERIALS needed to build this dryer are not expensive, and many can be salvaged. << underside of dryer The WOOD FRAME is a simple 2x4 grid with 1x3’s across the top and bottom. << looking from the bottom edge CORRUGATED METAL ROOFING is the bottom layer, laying across the 2x4 frame. << trays of apple pieces ready to dry The FOOD TRAYS are the next layer in the dryer sandwich. << shade sitting on open window ready to be place on tray of strawberries

Daily Survival Emergency or Camping Shower » Food Storage and Survival Here’s a great way to clean up in the woods–the Camp Shower. If you’re like me, a couple of days without a shower starts affecting my mood and there’s only so many ways to wash up in the woods most of which are a pain in the neck and use lots of water. One year while camping, there was a guy camped near us that had one of these and my crafty mother looked it over and made one for herself, then this year made one for each of her kids for Christmas. I know, you want my mom, but you can’t have her! She’s mine! It is made from a 2 gallon weed sprayer (only use a fresh one–you don’t need old weed killer residue in your shower) and a kitchen sink spray nozzle. My mom also has access to an industrial sewing shop and put together a nice little carry bag with shoulder strap and a mesh toiletries pack and washrag hook attached. To use the shower, heat up some water and fill up the sprayer. Recommended for you How to Make Dandelion Bread Got dandelions?