You don’t have to be a prepper or survivalist to have a good stash of supplies. Many of us gather food and water just because we want to be sure we have enough to make it in these uncertain times. Every time I look at my emergency supplies I can’t help but think that there is something I’m missing.
A lot of people are storing food and there are many reasons to do so. If you are going to store food, you need to make sure that the food you save is adequate for the need your family expects. Most people make serious errors when storing food. These food storage mistakes will take a toll on their supplies and many will end up being hungry and dissatisfied.
Being able to see in the dark will prove useful during an emergency situation. There are simple ways to improve your night vision. Knowing about these methods will help you to survive in a darkened world.
You never know what disaster can hit your area and how it will affect you. An earthquake, a tornado and even civil unrest will change the essential services in your area. You can do without food, without ammunition or your smartphone, but when the water runs out, you must have a backup plan. Spending effort on emergency water storage solutions will make sure you have enough water to outlast a crisis.
Doing laundry in the old days was no easy task, and it involved heating the water, using a washboard and overall, it was an intense labor. If you live off the grid or if you worry that one day there will be no more electricity, you should learn how to make an off the grid washing machine. This DIY project will show you how cheap and easy it is to make one.
Being able to store vegetables for a long period of time will provide you with a diverse diet and it will save your from eating the same food over and over again. Blanching vegetables is a skill easy to master and everyone can do it.
We are a generation that was born on innovation. In a short period of time, we became addicted to all the electronic devices that are part of our daily lives. The Internet, the cell phones and our personal computer are all devices that control us. We can’t function properly without them. All these devices rely on a common denominator – electricity. When the flow of electricity suddenly stops, our normal existence will end as well. We will have to adapt to a new world, a world without electricity.
Sooner or later, the power will go off, and chances are it will never come back on. For most of us, the loss of power means the complete loss of normalcy, and we will have to adapt to a new world. Five primary areas are disrupted if the power goes off and you need to know what to do to live without electricity.
Nothing brings a man down like the fear of hunger. It’s something we all think about, regardless how full our pantry is. We can’t really help it, and it’s a genetic memory that was seeded in us throughout human history. Since food was often scarce and starvation was always a problem, food storage was one of the first skills humans learned. Food storage allows us to survive for extended periods of time and give us a comforting feeling that enables us to concentrate on developing other skills.
A major crisis will create multiple waves of refugees. In time, these refugees can become a major problem for the entire world. The conflict in Syria and the Paris attacks are just recent examples of what human exodus can lead to. When SHTF, there will be a lot of domestic refugees roaming around and we should be prepared to handle them.
Regardless if you plan to hunker down or to bug out, knowing how to travel when a disaster hits your area is a significant safety factor for you and your family. If you have a place to go to, you need to make sure you get there safely. Traveling from point A to point B in a world without laws can be difficult, and we need to be prepared for it.
Dakin’s solution is an antiseptic solution developed during World War I to treat infected wounds. It is a viable solution that is being used even today and it’s a perfect homemade antiseptic for preppers and survivalists.
In any disaster scenario, your main task is to stay alive. If you manage to do this, you will be able to take care of the others. Preppeing starts with you, and knowing your limits, assessing your emotions and thoughts is a necessary stage of every emergency preparedness plan. Fear, frustration, guilt or anger are just a few reactions that can work to your downfall. Before anything else, you should prepare yourself and discover who you really are.