Category Archive: Emergency Response Planning

The Best Tips for Washing Clothes by Hand

The Best Tips for Washing Clothes by Hand Did you know that washing machines don’t really clean clothes much better when compared to washing them by hand?  There is no doubt that they make laundry a lot more convenient, but there are not essential.  However, there are some simple things that you can do to …

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How to Build and Use an Electrofishing System for a SHTF Situation

How to Build and Use an Electrofishing System for a SHTF Situation Electrofishing can be an effective and relatively safe way to catch fish in ponds, rivers and streams. However, it is important to mention that this method is not legal in all areas, and you will need to do your due diligence in order …

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Incorporating Military Camouflage Into Our Appearance

Incorporating Military Camouflage Into Our Appearance   Effective concealment is one of the fundamental principles of survival in hostile or unsafe areas.  The military has virtually perfected the art of camouflage over the years, and we can benefit from incorporating their guidelines into our own preparedness efforts.  Let’s look at some general things to think …

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How to Fashion Rope from the Yucca Plant

How to Fashion Rope from the Yucca Plant The Yucca plant is a shrub that is commonly found in hot, arid climates such as the desert southwest, and it is very abundant.  Variants of the plant also exist in cooler areas as well.  Yuccas tend to have long, fibrous stem-like leaves that extend out from …

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Things to Consider When Building Trap Doors

Things to Consider When Building Trap Doors Trap doors on the floor or in the ground provide benefits that range from concealing valuable items to masking shelters or hiding places.  The biggest benefit of trap doors is that they are relatively easy to make.  The biggest drawback is making them as obscure as possible.  Let’s …

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Back to Basics: Ladder Safety

Back to Basics:  Ladder Safety Thousands of people end up in emergency rooms each year from injuries sustained by falling off of ladders.  It is very easy to take ladder safety for granted and fall victim to an accident that is completely preventable 99% of the time.  Let’s take a short refresher course in things …

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Prepping for the Elderly and Disabled

Prepping for the Elderly and Disabled   Special consideration is necessary to meet the needs of the elderly and disabled along with making accommodations based on their physical and emotional condition.   However, the basic principles of preparedness are the same. Access to food, water, shelter, medicine and safety are the primary things that you should …

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Tips to Get out of a Burning Building Alive

Tips to Get out of a Burning Building Alive   Fires claim thousands of lives every year, and many people die because they either became incapacitated or didn’t know how to escape. The good news is that there are some simple things that all of us can do in order to maximize our chances of …

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Making and using a Bow Drill

When I was learning to make fire using the bow drill I browsed the internet for information, I found that there are quite a few websites out there that have articles about the bow drill, but I felt there was never enough information. Each person has their own tips and specialist knowledge around the subject …

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