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SURVIVAL AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY LINKS - Safe Rooms, Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Oklahoma Safe Rooms, Oklahoma Storm Shelters, Oklahoma Tornado Shelters The Most Frequently Overlooked Long-Term Survival Items by Robert Wayne Atkins The Most Frequently Overlooked Items for Long-Term Hard Times Survival Copyright © December 1, 2008 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All Rights Reserved. One of the suggestions that is frequently mentioned on a variety of internet forums is to purchase "trade or barter items" before the hard times begin. In my opinion a better strategy would be to simply invest your money in the things you know you will need. With these thoughts in mind the following list of items may be things that you may not have previously considered but which would probably be very useful during a hard times tragedy event. The following list does not include the obvious survival necessities such as food, heirloom vegetable seeds, water filters, medical and first aid supplies, and self-defense weapons. List of Frequently Overlooked Items Free Empty Reusable Food Grade Containers - such as plastic soda bottles, glass juice bottles with screw on caps, glass food jars with screw on lids.

Preps: Evacuation Plan We're now half way through posting about the 12 Impacts you should plan for in your preps. As we've stated before, in our view, Emergency Preparedness needs to focus more on limiting negative impacts to disasters than on preparing for specific events (earthquake, hurricane, etc.). We discussed that philosophy and those Twelve Impacts in an earlier post. At this mid-point, we're going to take another detour, but a very closely related one. Today, we'll cover developing an Evacuation Plan In February, we did a post on Shelter-In-Place (SIP). Because the thought process and equipment needed for an evacuation are much more extensive and critical than it is for a SIP plan - you're leaving the majority of your "stuff" behind - we'll be breaking this into two posts. Today, we'll cover the Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) Contents and your Evacuation Checklist. As with SIP, your plan is based upon a simple, easy to use checklist. BOB Contents There is an almost religious fervor as to what should be included!

Big Berkey Water Filter | Home Water Filters & Purifiers | Berkley Water Filters | Big Berkey | Berkley Water Filters and Purifiers No Scam CODY LUNDIN: outdoor survival,  primitive living skills, and urban preparedness courses Modern Survival Is Not A Kit Shelf Reliance- Food Storage, Emergency Kits and Food Storage Racks The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life Did you realize that knowing just 4 wild edible plants could one day save your life? If there were any four categories of plants that I would recommend all people to know how to use and identify it would be these: Grass, Oak, Pine, and Cattail. For the knowledgeable survivor, knowing just these four plants can make the difference between life and death if stranded in the wilds – for each one is an excellent food source which can sustain you until help arrives. Throughout this week and part of the next, I’ll be going into details on how you can prepare and eat these plants. For now though, here’s a quick overview into what they have to offer: Grass Surprising to many is the fact that you can eat grass. The young shoots up to 6 inches tall can be eaten raw and the starchy base (usually white and at the bottom when you pluck it) can be eaten as a trail nibble. Oak Oak – specifically the acorn – is a great source of food in the fall and early winter time. Pine “You can eat pine?!” Cattail

Handy Tricks: World Traveler Edition So you want to go to mysterious exotic foreign land X. What's the best way to travel? What have other people learned? How do you have the most fun? These tips and tricks were collected through experience by Star, Tim, Orian, and Dustin, who've collectively traveled to Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Crete, Cuban waters, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, the Occupied Kingdom of Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lichtenstein, Peru, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Palestine, Panama, Papua, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam. You can check out photos from Orian's bike trip from Alaska to Patagonia,or read Tim's travelogues and various adventures.