BUG IN or BUG OUT? 30 Emergency Scenarios

When Disaster Strikes

Disaster preparedness should not be kept on the back burner. Preparation is the key to survival. Information and guidelines for your personal preservation.

Power Failure, What Causes Blackouts, and What to Do in a Power Outage

It’s raining hard, the only bridge to our island has collapsed and is washed out, the water is rising, if the slough gets any higher the levee may fail. The road out is blocked after trees have fallen across it, another tree fell on the house but the main house is OK. Water every where, a truck tried to turn around and is now stuck up to the axles in mud, it’s 3 am, I may need more than my tennis shoes.

Basic Survival Food Storage On a Budget

Several nationally conducted surveys have shown that Americans as a whole are not prepared for any extended emergency or disaster in regards to any substantial supply of food or water. This article explains why you need to be prepared now more than ever and how to do just that. You can store up a nutritious food supply that will last for 20-25 years and provide two healthy meals per day for $.15 per meal. You will learn the importance of being prepared and how to do so on an extremely tight budget. You will be shocked to learn…

On Your Way Out, What Would You Grab in an Emergency?

4-1/2 years ago my neighbors house burned to the ground in the middle of the night, The house’s on either side sustained damage from the fire, one was 80% destroyed and although never rebuilt still to this day stands as a burned out hulk. If the prevailing wind was up (it wasn’t) and if it were dry (luckily it was a misting rain) my house would most likely have been burned completely up as well. That event inspired me to build a web site dedicated to helping people be as self reliant as they can possibly be. Then I came up with the list below:

Surviving With an Every Day Carry Bag (EDC)

If you’re new to prepping or preparing and interested in it, but not confident, one way is by finding out what to carry in your EDC gear bag. Bear in mind that your EDC consists of items that you’ll commit yourself to carry every day. The main reason for carrying your EDC gear bag is to ensure you have some basic resources or tools to help you in case that you’re trapped and unable to get any help.

Is Survival A Natural Human Instinct?

There are numerous natural and man-made disasters which affect individuals and families daily. Human beings are able to stay alive in the most extraordinary and unusual circumstances. Is it the natural instinct of humans to keep living?

Have You Prepared Your Kids for Surviving?

How do you prepare your kids for surviving a disaster? What is your major concern in teaching the kids to learn to survive?

It’s Been 20 Years Since The Thredbo Landslide

It certainly doesn’t feel like it. Twenty years is a long time but the landslide at Thredbo, in the Southern Alps of New South Wales, is as fresh in the minds of those who watched it unfold on television as if it were yesterday. This popular ski resort comprises a village with guest houses and lodges built on the slopes of the mountain.

Delayed EMS Responses – Causes and Solutions

Students will be required to demonstrate competence in practical skills as well as on written examinations. In addition, each student will complete a 12-hour rotation in a hospital emergency room.

Salvaging Food After a Catastrophic Event, What Action Should Be Taken? Use It, Uh No

There are foods that can be stored for extended periods of time, rice, beans, dehydrated fruit, honey, oatmeal and cereals are among them. There are also foods that will store well below 40 degrees F, some will develop mold, I will describe a few actions to take with food after an evacuation event.

It’s Wildfire Season, Are You Ready?

As Robert Burns wrote “Even the best laid plans of mice or men go astray”. Emergencies can happen without warning, especially wildfires. As it is with most things in life, a plan is critical to make the most of any situation. One missed step or unexpected circumstance can make the difference between success and failure. Our ability to plan, execute and at times re-adjust our plans at a moments notice is crucial to its success.

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