When equipping a bug out bag with necessary items for an overnight experience in the wild, things can get tricky. Many people will pick between a sleeping bag and a space blanket without actually comparing the two. To make things easier and help them decide, I’ve added my pros and cons based on my personal experience.
Seeing a violent rotating vortex reaching down from the clouds to the ground is a life changing experience. The sound a tornado makes is known by everyone living in the Midwest and this deadly weather event can change lives in minutes. The following tornado survival tips are a common law in the Midwestern states, but people all across the U.S. should acknowledge them.
Today’s weather is unpredictable and some say it’s all due to global warming. Weather disasters are a common occurrence and we have to be prepared for them. Mother Nature doesn’t mess around and you shouldn’t do it either. Stock up on these items before severe weather disasters hit your area.
Nomad shelters helped man survive in the wilderness for generations. As long as you had the proper knowledge and resources, you could build a shelter in a few hours. Making a snow cave to keep you warm at night is not complicated, but there are some tricks to it.
With the explosion of Hurricane Matthew in the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean, we witnessed the power of these storms when they finally make landfall. Having access to potable water became a problem for those hit by the hurricane.
Most people prefer to go out camping during the good, warm season. They do not appreciate the winter months due to the “issues” they have to face. Staying outside longer during the winter months requires some preparations and a good knowledge of the environment you live in. Winter weather conditions should not discourage you from making the trip and here is what you need to do.
During this time of year a lot of people are affected by hypothermia. Many of them have no idea what hypothermia really is or what its symptoms are. When people feel cold they power through as they think it’s normal and soon enough things get worse.
A generator is crucial to every household, more so for those in regions experiencing frequent power blackouts. The only demerit of most generators is the high level of noise they produce. Is there any solution to this disturbing problem? Yes! While reducing noise coming from the engine is not possible, you can reduce significantly the noise emanating from the exhaust; making your noisy generator silent.
Seeing that we spend a lot of our time driving around, we can be trapped in our vehicles at any time due to various unpredictable on-the-road events. Having a vehicle survival kit in your car can save the day. It will become useful when no one else is around to give you a helping hand. Sinkholes, rollovers, natural disasters and even unknown terrain could turn deadly if you are not prepared.
This year may be one of the worst years for hurricanes. The best thing to do is to be prepared if you live in a dangerous area where a hurricane could hit. Don’t think that it won’t happen to you, because it could. Take some time and make a list of supplies you need.
If you ever built something in your life, you know that planning is the most important part of any construction project. Building a shelter in the wild is no different than any other homestead project. You shouldn’t rush headlong into the building phase without proper planning. Before you chose a site for your shelter and start cutting down trees you should make sure you have the following covered.