Category Archive: Survival planning

Communicating Your Wishes to Others

Communicating Your Wishes to Others One of the biggest issues to contend with during a survival situation relates to communication. Getting in touch with relatives, coordinating courses of action and simply trying to get a hold of information during a crisis during an emergency can be a formidable challenge. Let alone trying to express your …

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Food Storage for Bugging-In

Food Storage for Bugging-In   You want to concentrate on dry and canned goods to represent the largest part of your stockpile. These items are usually pre-cooked or only require water to prepare. They are easy to store and can last a long time if they are packaged properly.   You want to avoid relying on …

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CHEAP HEAT FROM METAL, CANDLES AND FLOWER POTS

CHEAP HEAT FROM METAL, CANDLES AND FLOWER POTS This burned for about 4 hours and that is amazing! any size candle can be used.

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Survival Skills 101: BASIC Car First Aid Kit

Survival Skills 101: BASIC Car First Aid Kit   You should always have a car first aid kit along with some latex gloves, bandages and band-aids. I have a smaller first aid kit that is easier to get to in case I come across a car accident.

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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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Obtaining Pharmaceuticals Through Alternative Means

Obtaining Pharmaceuticals Through Alternative Means We all know about the importance of having a reliable supply of medications on hand during a survival situation.  However, it’s also a well-known fact that getting extra meds from our doctors can be a challenge.  This is especially true as the government exerts more and more regulatory pressure on …

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Finding Each Other After a Disaster

Finding Each Other After a Disaster   One of the most difficult things to plan for is what to do if you lose contact or get separated from loved ones. People get separated from one another on a regular basis during the course of an otherwise “normal” day, and this can be stressful enough. Now …

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What is Scurvy and How to Avoid the Disease

What is Scurvy and How to Avoid the Disease There are fewer people who are suffering from scurvy nowadays than in the past.  However, this is still a problem that affects people of all ages, and anyone who loses access to a steady supply of vitamin C is at risk.  Let’s take a look at …

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Window Bars

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Window Bars   Window bars provide the ultimate form of security, and they are incredibly effective at keeping intruders out. However, they also enhance risk due to the fact that you may not be able to get out if you are trapped inside. Let’s look at some of the advantages …

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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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