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What to Put in a Doomsday (or Disaster) Survival Kit

What to Put in a Doomsday (or Disaster) Survival Kit
While 2012 is an excuse, there's nothing wrong with being prepared. Just look at Katrina, and the devastation it wrought. My personal wake up call was in 1999 when our city got hit with an October heavy wet snow that basically rendered the entire city without power, sub freezing temps, and obviously no grocery stores open. Everything was liveable after about 72 hours when power was somewhat restored to areas, but our house was without heat for a week. If we had not have had a wood stove and a source of fire, we likely would have been in very bad shape. So now, in my pocket, I always carry: -A source of light (4Sevens Quark currently, or a Surefire E1e) -A blade (currently a Leatherman Squirt P4 and Skeletool) -A source of fire (Needs replaced - but a generic magnesium starter) With those three items, you might survive. -72 hours worth of (very) basic food (instant rice and packaged tun) -32oz of Water in a re-usable bottle -Another cup -5 mylar blankets -Zip ties -Paracord -Tinder

38 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF, Engineering, Urban Gardening, Defense, and More Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net If you find this material helpful, please consider donating $1 or $2 to the website! Thanks! Field Manuals & Military Handbooks (.pdf Format) *New* > Internment and Resettlement Operations FM 3-39.40 Psychological Operations (PsyOps) AFDD 2-5-3 CBR Shelters ETL 1110-3-498 Map Reading & Navigation FM 3-25-26 Terrain, Maps, and Direction *New* > Aircraft Recognition FM44.80 Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Field Handbook FM 3-7 Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Protection FM 34 Military Chemical & Biological Agents and Compounds FM 3-9 Counterinsurgency Operations FMI 3-07.22 Updated: Counter Insurgency Tactics FM3.24.2 Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE) AR350-30 US Army Ranger Handbook *New* > Special Operations – Using Pack Animals FM3.05.213 *New* > Special Operations – Caching Techniques TC.3129A Expeditionary Maneuver Warware

Fight Smart Fight Smart! Ancient Chinese Strategies Can Bring Victory In The Sparring Ring. By Stefan Verstappen Originally published in Black Belt Magazine Jan 2000 When martial artists train in sparring the emphasis is usually on how to become stronger and faster than your opponent but there are two drawbacks to relying on this type of training. To improve one's chances of success in any form of combat one would need some advantage other than force alone. The following three strategies come from The Thirty-Six Strategies. Create Something From Nothing Use the same feint twice. This is one of the first strategies fighters learn as they gain experience since it is easy to execute and often quite effective. The typical combo is front snap kick aimed mid-level, followed by a jab and reverse punch. Even if the opponent is able step out of range of the high attack he will almost always raise his hands in reaction to the initial attack leaving his midsection undefended against the follow-up leg attack.

Identifying Animal Tracks Identifying animal tracks & sign, as well as interpreting and trailing, are primary skills of the wildlife tracker. Historically, animal tracking skills helped people find food, avoid dangerous predators, and read the stories on the landscape. Wildlife tracking skills continue to be valuable today and are being employed in wildlife research, conservation, and outdoor education. Identifying animal tracks and sign can open up an unseen world, a window into the lives of shy and elusive animals. Tracks, scat, feeding sign, beds, scent marking, trails and other types of animal sign point to which animals passed by, what they did, where they went, and much more. Seemingly barren ground becomes alive with a diversity of fascinating information. This section of the online library contains an expanding offering of animal tracking articles, as well as many pictures of animal tracks & sign. You can peruse the articles below and/or sign up to the Alderleaf eNewsletter to get updates on new articles.

Six Tips For Feeding The Family During A Storm-Related Power Outtage : The Salt hide captionPeople try to get through the aisles at Whole Foods Market in Midtown in New York on Sunday before the storm. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images People try to get through the aisles at Whole Foods Market in Midtown in New York on Sunday before the storm. Before you brave the rain, wind and inevitable lines at the already depleted grocery store today in the Mid-Atlantic region, take a deep breath. If you're a moderately good grocery shopper, you probably already have the food you need on hand to make it through the next few days if (when) we lose power because of Hurricane Sandy. Here are some tips we've picked up preparing for power outages over the years, and from around the Web this morning: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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