Category Archive: Emergency management

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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Preparing for Warm Weather Driving Hazards

Preparing for Warm Weather Driving Hazards Each season presents inherent driving risks that should be taken into account before and while you are behind the wheel.  These include having the vehicle properly serviced and an appropriate survival kit in the trunk.  When it comes to warm weather driving, there are a few hazards that are …

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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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How to Avoid Impediments to Your Situational Awareness

How to Avoid Impediments to Your Situational Awareness Maintaining constant and effective situational awareness is an essential facet of survival, whether facing a SHTF scenario or during the normal course of our lives.  It’s important to recognize that there are times when we’re not always on top of our game, and it’s very easy to …

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Reasons Why We Worry About Dirty Bombs

Reasons Why We Worry About Dirty Bombs The mention of dirty bombs doesn’t seem to send fear coursing through the veins of the population at large.  Maybe this term is benign enough to make these weapons seem relatively harmless compared to a biological or nuclear attack.  However, dirty bombs are extremely deadly, and they can …

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Another Earthquake, Another Reason to Prepare for the Worst

Another Earthquake, Another Reason to Prepare for the Worst A large Earthquake struck Southern Japan on April 15th, 2016 in the middle of the night, causing widespread damage and trapping scores of people.  While deaths were minimal compared to the scale of the disaster, the devastation blocked roads, made access to medical services difficult and …

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What Can You Fit in Your Backpack?

What Can You Fit in Your Backpack?   There’s no shortage of ideas, tools and resources that are designed to help us to prepare for a SHTF situation.  As we build our stockpile, collect supplies and get deep in the throws of prepping, it quickly becomes apparent that we have a lot of stuff.  While …

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Bug Out Basics: Thinking Strategically or Tactically?

Bug Out Basics:  Thinking Strategically or Tactically? One of the biggest weaknesses that preppers have relates to poor planning for bugging out.  We may have the best gear, a sturdy vehicle, a shelter far from urban areas and a general plan.  However, we often overlook the details that are essential to success.  This focus on …

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