Category Archive: Disaster Recovery Plan

Evacuations: Comparing Your Plans With Government Recommendations

Evacuations:  Comparing Your Plans With Government Recommendations The government provides some basic recommendations with respect to how to prepare for and conduct an evacuation.  Most of the advice makes sense and is reasonable.  However, following some suggestions may or may not be the best course of action to take.  It’s important that you weigh the …

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Things You May Not Anticipate in a Survival Situation

There are always things that will go wrong once disaster strikes.  Items will break or get lost, you may run out of resources or simply forget to bring extra supplies of something.  Let’s take a look at some things that a lot of people don’t consider in their planning in order to remind us all …

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What to Expect if Martial Law Comes to Town

What to Expect if Martial Law Comes to Town We’ve seen a resurgence in civil unrest over the past couple of years, and there have been many instances when government has decided to institute martial law to restore order.  However, many people don’t realize the real impact that martial law has on our civil liberties …

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Getting out Alive: Clearly Understanding Emergency Exits

Getting out Alive:  Clearly Understanding Emergency Exits Emergency exits are there for a reason:  To provide a fast and alternate way out of a space if the main one is blocked.  They are supposed to be lighted, clearly marked and easy to find in adverse conditions.  However, getting to the right one and getting out …

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How Bad Will a Food Shortage Really Get in America?

How Bad Will a Food Shortage Really Get in America? We have one of the most sophisticated and efficient food distribution systems in the world.  In fact, the vast majority of food that we get at the local grocery store comes from far away places.  We don’t have warehouses full of supplies, we don’t have …

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“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film

“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film It is an animated Cold War preparation short film about what Fallout is and how to protect yourself against it. While the information provided might actually be somewhat useful in case of a reactor accident (e.g. Fukushima), it is also fun to …

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How to Make a Cord-Wrapped Tactical Knife

How to Make a  Cord-Wrapped Tactical Knife Simple Knife for Beginning Knife Makers In this video, knife maker Walter Sorrells demonstrates the making of a very simple knife with a handle made from paracord wrap. The emphasis of the video is to show that high quality knives can be made by beginning knife makers using …

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Commodities Trading And The Failing Food Supply

Commodities Trading And The Failing Food Supply Commodities are a potentially-lucrative investment vehicle that has been establishing the value of our food supply for years. The trading of commodities such as wheat, soybeans, corn, rice and sugar in volatile and often speculative markets has placed our food supply at risk. Anything from a drought or …

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Incorporating the Present Into Your Food Storage System

Incorporating the Present Into Your Food Storage System We place a great emphasis on long-term food storage, and for good reason.  However, focusing on the distant future can prevent us from making the most of immediate and intermediate options as well.  Let’s take a look at a few tips that will help you to round …

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Practical Guide to Emergency Medical Evacuations

Practical Guide to Emergency Medical Evacuations Dealing with a medical emergency in the field requires that you make good decisions in a short amount of time.  Unfortunately, it is not always easy to determine what the most appropriate course of action is to take.  Let’s take a look at some basic guidelines that can help …

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