Ah, the conscious and subconscious mindset of knowing precisely what is going on around you, situational awareness. Sound important? Well, that is because it is important. Unfortunately, due to the defunct ways of Hollywood, the term situational awareness was slightly tainted by their “advertisement” of the skill-set in a well-renowned movie titled “The Bourne Identity” (though it was a novel first, and a damned good one at that).
Off-grid living, well that’s the considered luxurious life for us split-shift preppers, and for a good reason too! We don’t even need to begin to go into the great details here, they are absolute givens this day in age. In our darkest closets and crevices of our psyche, a few of us may even semi-hope for a grid-failure (though that thought will dissipate quite rapidly once you put together that many, many human beings would be fated with doom were any such thing to happen at this very moment in time…). Today we will discuss about waste disposal and latrine building.
Have you ever wanted to grow your own food in the garden? Perhaps you are already growing plants and wildflowers on a regular basis, but you now want a self-sustainable way of putting vegetables on the table. Many would probably consider paying top dollar at the local nursery for seedlings that they transplant to their own soil.
A short on gut instinct, the sixth sense and intuition, and their dire importance to survival-type scenarios. First and foremost, it is of extreme importance, at the moment, to understand that this subject of intuition doesn’t only apply to survival and off-grid situations, but to nearly all of life’s scenarios.
A camping trip is not only a fascinating journey with a fun company, guitars, and tents. Any pedestrian tour, even short and easy is a trial of physical and spiritual forces, first of all. Civilization has turned a human into an over-subtle creature unable to survive in severe conditions of wild nature. The modern traveler often doesn’t have a clue about elementary survival skills in an unexplored wilderness – how to make a fire, what to do with dirty water and where to go without a compass. Without electronic gadgets, such fail tourist can be lost completely.
Thermal imaging is the process of seeing the objects even in darkness with the help of the heat emanating from the object. Alternatively, thermal imaging is the process of picking up of the heat signatures from the scene in front of the camera and provides this data to an electronic circuit which displays the real view of the scene. Heat is a form of radiation which holds an important position in the electromagnetic spectrum.
When you find yourself in a survival situation or off-grid scenario, there is one very important factor to keep in mind (notably so, if you are as carnivorous as I am). I write this article about tracking as I travel, by bus, across the country, and am starving for some good red meat, but no stops are in sight.
It is never too awful hard to find oneself in quite the sticky situation, especially after the big S has hit the metaphorical fan! In the paragraphs to come, we will discuss four different could-be everyday instances where escape is the only option for survival.
You have planned well. There’s the emergency kit in the corner, along with your survival backpack, where necessary supplies that can last you for at least a week take up most of the space. You’ve learned basic skills to help you when disaster strikes – how to forage for food, look for water, build a fire from scratch, and all the other tricks. However, how about improvising some survival tools from scrap, do you have the knowledge to perform this task?
One of the things that most people dread is the occurrence of a disaster. After the storm has passed most people usually say that they wish they had a solid plan before the event. Although the thinking about disasters can be scary, with just a few tips, you can easily prepare your family. If you take your time to get ready, you can prepare for several scenarios so that you be ready for in case of an emergency.
Paintball passionates can always learn more tactics to ace the game. Furthermore, besides getting better at the game, the new techniques can also improve one’s survival skills. The first time you enter the game or a paintball field, you might not know what to expect. You are surely curious about the right outfit, equipment, and tactics you should use, but how can this help you improve your survival skills in the long run?
A lot of men and women are getting to be more and more worried about the danger of anarchy and the collapse of society. Even if your concerns are not that intense, having an excellent survival knife may provide you with the reassurance that you want to protect yourself and your loved ones from dangers. Nature, looters, as well as wild creatures: Heavy-duty survival knives may manage all of it.
Society nowadays believes that no matter how hard things will get, there will always be a beacon of help in the distance. We rely on technology and others to provide us with everything we need to have a good life. In fact, many people are convinced that there will always be someone to look over them, may it be a divine force or a local form of government. Seeing how things are changing, we should all ask ourselves simple question: can we rely on the government when SHTF?