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Home Remedies for Treating Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can range from minor annoyances to potentially-serious medical conditions, and they can also crop up with little or no warning.  While most infections can be easy to treat if they’re caught early enough, it may be a challenge to get prompt medical attention during a survival situation.  Fortunately, there are a few …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 3: Anger

Anger is just as capable of killing us as the events that are threatening our lives.  It can cloud judgment,   encourage us to make irrational decisions and work against everything good that we are trying to accomplish.  Anger is a natural and common psychological response to stress or loss, but it is something that should be dealt with …

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How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims

How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims One of the biggest hazards associated with a disaster involves downed power lines or exposure to electrical currents.  It is very important that anyone who goes to rescue and attend to a shock victim takes precautions to protect themselves as well as the patient.  Let’s look at …

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Children and Lock Down Drills: The New Normal

Children and Lock Down Drills:  The New Normal Go on YouTube and search for children or school lock down drills.  You will be amazed at the amount of videos that show what our kids are having to contend with at school.  Even some preschools are teaching students what to do in order to hopefully stay …

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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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“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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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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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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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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How To Defend Your Bug Out Location

How To Defend Your Bug Out Location The biggest obstacle when it comes to defending a piece of ground is resources, in particular trained personnel, weapons and ammunition. You can have an arsenal at hand, but you as one person can only fire one weapon at a time, so if you have limited personnel then …

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