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. 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 -More blades and sources of light (all blades are multitools, in this case a Leatherman Surge) -Another cup -5 mylar blankets -Zip ties -Paracord -Tinder
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.
Self-Reliance Texts : Essays: First Series : SELF-RELIANCE from Essays: First Series (1841) Ralph Waldo Emerson "Ne te quaesiveris extra." "Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Cast the bantling on the rocks, Suckle him with the she-wolf's teat; Wintered with the hawk and fox, Power and speed be hands and feet. ESSAY II Self-Reliance I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. But now we are a mob. 1. 2.
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. 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. Wildlife Tracking Articles: How to Identify Deer Tracks from Similar Footprints Illustrations and track characteristics highlighting key features that can be used to identify deer tracks from other hoofed mammals within the same size range.
Real Self Reliance » The Top Battery Operated Items To Keep For An Emergency Bio: This article was written by Mark Solomon, who enjoys writing about financial self-reliance and survivalism. Mark is an outdoorsman who enjoys driving to the mountains, so he’s always on the prowl for the best deals on tires to the best discounts on electronics and gadgets. Battery power has provided many conveniences to our lives, many of which we have taken for granted. Below is a list of the most essential (and some less needed but still pretty damn cool) battery powered items you should keep handy in the case of an emergency. Non-essential but pretty awesome battery powered devices, could do without but would be nice to have: Portable Camping Shower ($25-$50) – If you happen to be nearby a clean water source (such as a river or a lake) and the water lines have been cut off to your home, a portable camping shower is useful when you need to get a stream of flowing water. The Essentials: Flashlight/Battery Powered Candles (Varies, inexpensive) – This is a given. And finally…
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.
25 Ways to be More Self Reliant Today Becoming independent is not an overnight thing but everything has a beginning and this is no different. The small steps you take today can change your life, even save your life, further down the road. 1. Get Out of Debt Getting out of debt is the number one priority. You can't be free and in debt. Come up with a plan to get out of debt. When you can pay more by all means DO! 2. Learn one homemaking, farming, or other skill a month. Learning to milk a goat or a cow, clip hooves, and handle basic care is important, too. Other skills might include building and woodworking skills, learning about engines and how to fix them, and things along those lines. 3. Make simplicity a habit. The more things you have, the more things you have to keep up with, take care of, and worry about. 4. Invest in books. 5. Learn cooking skills. It's surprising how many people honestly don't know how to make cake with out a mix! 6. 7. Plan a vegetable garden. 8. Plant herbs. 9. Plant fruit. 10. 11.
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
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