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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 Related:  Survivalmounteny

BACKWOODS SURVIVAL BLOG Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet Are you preparing for the collapse of society? If so, the truth is that you are definitely not alone. The number of preppers in the U.S. has absolutely exploded in recent years. So what are all of these people prepping for? Well, the truth is that no two preppers have the exact same motivation. Whatever the motivation, it is undeniable that the prepper movement has gotten very large and that it continues to grow. In fact, there was a recent article in the New York Times about preppers that was actually written by a prepper entitled “The Preppers Next Door“… To the unprepared, the very word “prepper” is likely to summon images of armed zealots hunkered down in bunkers awaiting the End of Days, but the reality, at least here in New York, is less dramatic. PREPPING IS THE BIG SHORT: a bet not just against a city, or a country or a government, but against the whole idea of sustainable civilization. And that is exactly right. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

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.

Bug-out bag Off-the-shelf Red Cross preparedness kit . A bug-out bag[1][2] is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours[3][4] when evacuating from a disaster. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit. The kits are also popular in the survivalism subculture.[5] The term "bug-out bag" is related to, and possibly derived from, the "bail-out bag" emergency kit many military aviators carry. Other names for such a bag are a BOB,[7] 72-hour kit,[8] a grab bag,[9] a battle box, a Personal Emergency Relocation Kits (PERK), a go bag or a GOOD bag (Get Out Of Dodge) INCHbag (I'm Never Coming Home).[10] Rationale[edit] Some survivalists also recommend keeping a 'get me home' kit in the car and/or at work. Typical contents[edit] Enough food and water to last for 72 hours. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ J.

Akathisia Info Blog | Drug induced anxiety could be Akathisia 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.

7 REALLY Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home | Survival Life - Online Survival Blog & Survival News Want to make some awesome homemade survival gear? We decided we weren’t done with the badass homemade weapons quite yet. If you haven’t already, check out our first post, 7 Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home. In the same spirit as our first post, we wanted to share 7 more seriously badass weapons you can make at home. These weapons can be of use, but mainly they are just fun to make and use for entertainment. Check out these 7 REALLY badass weapons you can make at home. How to Make 7 REALLY Badass Homemade Weapons 1. This may be a simple design, but the name says it all. 2. With these instructions, you’ll learn how to make a Saw Blade Slinger. Find our step-by-step instructions here! 3. This particular flame thrower is made to fit in a normal backpack, keeping your arms and hands free for throwing flames while you use it! Click here for our step-by-step instructions! 4. This classic weapon is brought to another level with this DIY. 5. Who knew a lunchbox could become a weapon? 6. 7.

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?

Budget Ham Radio - Reliable and cheap - Geek Prepper Everyone who is prepping should be concerned about communications for a post-SHTF scenario. After the SHTF it’s too late to decide that you want to learn about HAM communications. We know money is tight, so how can you get experience with Ham Radio? By reading up on our budget ham radio recommendations that focus on the BaoFeng UV-5R and the TYT UFV1. I’ve been toying with budget ham radio (aka economic Chinese Radios). I own a handheld TYT UFV1 Dual Band radio which cost me around $115. Recently I started tinkering with the BaoFeng UV-5R Plus Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-way Radio. I’ve used the heck out of it. I’ve added a few accessories to this great budget ham radio to make it even more awesome and versatile. Mobile Antenna I decided to expand the range and allow myself the ability to use this in my car. Another cool thing I can do is use this without my car, by placing it on a large metal surface (cookie sheet) and use it for a “base station” antenna.

Survival Podcast DIY: HOW TO DISTILL WATER AT HOME - Prepared For That Distillation is a process of filtering and purifying water, resulting in pure, pH-balanced H-TWO-O. The process consists of: 1) Boiling/evaporating the water, 2) Collecting the water vapor, 3) Cooling it to allow it to condense back into liquid, and then 4) Collecting the liquid. The boiling causes the pure water molecules to evaporate, leaving all impurities behind in the boiling pot. There are various ways to distill water. 1. You can distill water at home. A stoveA large pot (5+ gallons ideally) with a convex (curving out) lid.A smaller bowl that fits into the pot Fill the pot about half way with the water you’d like to distill. The water will turn into steam, and collect on the lid. Another adaption you can make is using glass bottles instead of a bowl to collect your water. 2. These devices extract humidity from the air and convert it into potable water. 3. If you have two bottles available to you and warm sunny weather, you can distill water. 4. 5. Distilled water Please Share !

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

Ham Radio, The Only Form of Communication After T-SHTF | - The Ultimate Prepper & Survivalist Blog. By JM We take communication for granted because if we want to talk to someone we have multiple ways of contacting them: home phones, cell phones, email, and instant messaging. We are used to instant gratification by calling or texting and pretty much getting an immediate response from virtually everyone on our contact list. But after all the electronic infrastructure is gone, how will we get in contact with people? Cell phones, landlines, and the internet will be useless. However there are multiple radio options. General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Family Radio Service (FRS) and Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) use basic handheld radios that are available commercially with pre-programmed frequencies. Citizen Band (CB) is a step up from the previously mentioned radio communication possibilities. The GMRS, FRS, and MURS systems are only useful for small groups to communicate with each other while they are in proximity of each other. After T-SHTF communication will be difficult but needed.

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