Earthquake Preparedness and Survival – 5 Lifesaving Tips
Recent Earthquakes in Japan, Christ Church, and Chile are a reminder for us in California and other states at risk for the “Big One”, that there are many decisions to be made very quickly in the first seconds of any earthquake or disaster. Here are five preparedness and response tips that will improve your chances for survival.Building Emergency Survival Shelters – Part 1
When ever you plan to stay overnight in the wilderness you generally carry a sleeping bag, pad and tent with you. But if you are not planning on spending the night what should you carry? There are several lightweight alternatives that could help save your life in an emergency situation. An 8′ x 10′ to 12′ tarp can be converted into a good emergency shelter. Part 1 talks about how to pick a good site for your emergency shelter.A Fishing Trip Gone Awry
This is the true story of a fun fishing trip gone awry. Some things were funny, some were not.Food, Water And Basics
It doesn’t take much to survive, unless you don’t have what it takes! Despite our perspective, humans are actually quite delicate creatures and limited to a narrow habitable range of our planet. The exact mix of oxygen, gravity, air pressure, temperature, nutrients and water must be available and kept in balance at all times or else we would perish.Fire Safety Blankets and Why Everyone Should Have One
In previous articles I have shared my own personal experience with unexpected accidents involving fire and I have expressed my opinion that we should all do our utmost to be prepared for emergencies. Now I’d like to relate some real facts about fires at home and why everyone should have a fire safety blanket (or “fireproof blanket”).Building Emergency Survival Shelters – Part 2
Whenever you plan to stay overnight in the wilderness you generally carry a sleeping bag, pad and tent with you. But if you are not planning on spending the night what should you carry? There are several lightweight alternatives that could help save your life in an emergency situation. An 8′ x 10′ to 12′ tarp can be converted into a good emergency shelter.No Threat of Radiation Poisoning From Fallout or One More Cover Up? What Should We Do?
So the media is not giving us a strait story, what exactly is the truth? Officials say don’t be concerned on the US west coast when the cloud hit southern California on Friday the 18th. They tell us not to worry about it though, that it would be diluted by the time it got here.The Importance of Freeze Dried Food For Emergency Preparedness
Freeze dried food is an essential ingredient in today’s emergency preparedness planning, yet few households have enough food storage to last beyond a few days during an emergency. Understanding the key benefits of freeze dried food will help you better plan for potential disasters.Benefits of Emergency Equipment
There really are so many benefits to having and keeping emergency equipment for your safety and for the safety of your entire family. The problem lies in the fact that many people are just not prepared for a natural disaster to happen or for something as simple as the electricity to go out.4 Must Do Checks For Your Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems
A kitchen fire suppression system has become a necessity for any modern household. Most people place a fire suppression system and forget that it even exists. Though it might seem insignificant, it is by far the most important gadget in your kitchen and can save your life too. Here is a list of all the things that you need to remember once you install a kitchen fire suppression system.Urban Survival Guide for Beginners
It is always difficult to convince anyone to think of self-preservation, especially the urban dweller. Although living in an urban area definitely means people, the old adage safety in numbers, does not hold true in the city. There are many ways to protect yourself without advertising the fact that you are an armed and potentially dangerous private citizen.Heimlich Maneuver Or Back Blows: History Of Recommended Responses To Choking Emergencies
A brief history of the recommended responses from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross for conscious choking in children and adults. The debate over the use of back blows or the Heimlich Maneuver is discussed.Are You Ready for the Big One?
What would you need in order to survive for a few days if the big one hit? Read here to get a few ideas you may not have thought of.Good Survival Knives and What To Look For
Do you know what makes a good survival knife? Do you know what to look for and why? This article will go through what you should be looking for when you choose a survival knife for your wilderness survival kit.What Your Bug Out Bag Should Contain!
What items should you include in your bug out bag? The answer to that question depends a lot on what you plan to do with the bug out bag. If your primary intent is wilderness survival this article should help.