Category Archive: Emergency Preparedness

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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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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Top 5 Childhood Illnesses Expected this Winter

Cases of childhood illness tend to explode as temperatures drop and we start spending more and more time indoors.  While the jury is out in terms of why exactly so many people get sick during the cold weather months as opposed to the summer, officials have a pretty good idea of what to expect during …

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Amazing Rescue of Motorist After Crashing into Frigid Retention Pond

Two Indiana first responders are being hailed as heroes after they conducted a daring rescue of a motorist who crashed into a retention pond on a cold November evening. The motorist lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic before leaving the road and plunging into the frigid water.  Fortunately, it only took …

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Making a Family Emergency Plan

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan: How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings? How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies? How will my …

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“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 watch as the harms of nuclear fallout are smiled away by an animated …

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How to Treat Injuries Involving Impalement in the Field

Wounds from impaled objects are some of the nastiest and most difficult to treat for a number of reasons. It is essential to follow some basic steps when rendering first aid to an impalement victim in order to minimize serious and potentially fatal injuries. Let’s take a look at some basic techniques that you can use to …

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Escape and Evasion When SHTF

In this episode, we describe some concepts to be weary of in an escape and evasion situation that will help you stay hidden from trackers. Some of these little things will keep you from being found and could save your life depending on the situation. Hope you take something from this and thanks for watching! Awareness is …

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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 escaping a burning building alive. Let’s take a look at a …

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