How to Repair Coaxial Cables the Easy Way

  Being able to repair a TV or Internet coaxial cable may not be a skill that ranks high on the list of priorities for many preppers, but it’s one that can come in handy when we least expect it.  Fixing cut or damaged cables isn’t that difficult, and the process only takes a couple …

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Have You Put Your First Aid Skills to the Test Yet?

  Few things are as important as providing fast, safe and effective first aid in the field.  Unfortunately, the only way to do this with any degree of confidence is through practice and hands-on experience.  While you don’t need to have an encyclopedic knowledge of advanced-field medicine, having good basic first aid skills may mean …

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How to Protect Yourself from the Effects of Snowblindness

  Snowblindness, or photokeratitis, occurs when parts of our eyes are exposed to high-levels of ultraviolet radiation.  While this most-commonly associated with reflections on bright snow, exposure can occur throughout the year under a variety of circumstances.  Let’s take a closer look at snowblindness, along with some easy tips that can help you to protect …

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Watch for Falling Rocks from Freeway Overpasses

  Throwing rocks, or other heavy objects, from freeway overpasses has been a morbid pastime of teenage and young adult pranksters for decades.  However, problems appear to be getting worse as a recent uptick in incidents around the country have injured or killed a number of unsuspecting motorists.  Let’s take a closer look at this …

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Ice Jams:  Increasingly-Common Winter Flood Threats

Much of the Eastern part of the country has been hammered with severe winter storms this season, and an unexpected form of devastation has been left in their wake:  Flooding.  It’s not unusual for minor flooding to occur after snow melts in the spring and water overfills banks of rivers and streams.  However, temperatures are …

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Practical Uses for Paper Clips in Survival Situations

Paper clips don’t get the credit they deserve when it comes to the benefits they can provide in every day life as well as during a survival situation.  They’re cheap, easy to obtain, and you’re only limited by your creativity and ability to improvise in terms of putting them to good use.  Here are a …

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Are Sonic Attacks as Destructive as People Think?

We’ve heard a lot about sonic attacks recently as embassies and government officials have reportedly been targeted overseas.  There have been reports of injuries as well as property damage from the reverberations of intense sound waves in addition to general disruptions that these noises cause.  While it is true that high-end, military-grade sound weapons have …

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Hepatitis A Outbreak:  Public Health Crisis in the Making

  A recent Hepatitis A outbreak in Utah has exposed thousands of people to the virus, and it continues to spread like wildfire despite the best efforts of public health officials to keep it contained.  Fortunately, Hepatitis A is not a killer, but it can cause people to become seriously ill for months as the …

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What Exactly are Vital Signs and What do They Mean?

Most of us have heard of vital signs or checking vitals at one point or another, and these are the go-to indicators that are used to assess basic functions of the body that are essential for our survival.  They cover heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and temperature, and they normally fall within a specific range …

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Tick Paralysis:  Little-Known Condition With Big Risks

  Did you know that there are around 40 tick species that can cause paralysis in their hosts?  While this most-commonly affects dogs, thousands of people become exposed each year as well.  Let’s take a closer look at the cause, symptoms and treatment for this potentially-fatal condition. How it Occurs Certain female, egg-laying ticks produce …

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