We all do our best to be prepared in case of an emergency; however, unexpected events that we have no control over do occur. When disaster strikes, we frequently take medical care for granted. Hospitals and doctors are usually available when we need them, but what happens when a hospital is destroyed by a natural or man-made disaster?
Shock can have many different meanings. A movie’s plot twist could be shocking to some. Touching a live wire could result in a shock. You may be in shock as a result of the death of a loved one or as a result of trauma. Shock, in my opinion, is a terrifying term that predicts poor outcomes despite our best medical efforts.
I’ve often said that we live in an age where everything is available without much effort, and the same goes for knife buying. With a diverse market and more choices available than ever before, one should be careful when purchasing a new knife.
Finding the right words to describe the bone-chilling cold that could freeze a man to death on a cold winter night is often difficult. I believe we can all agree that this type of cold is dangerous enough that if you are caught off guard and unprepared, it can be fatal.
Water is so vital to life that most people will die in three days or less if they do not have it. The human body contains between 50 and 75 percent water, depending on age and gender. Despite this, many of us take water for granted.
To avoid chaos in an emergency, plan ahead of time for potential scenarios so you can make an informed and realistic decision about your destination. This is obviously a serious decision, and it is dependent on a number of factors.
Thousands of people are threatened each year by both natural and man-made disasters. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 68 percent of American adults, including those who live in disaster-prone areas, have no emergency plan in place.
Experienced criminals are somehow predictable, and if they believe you are at home or if they believe your home is a hard target, they will not take the risk. They will simply relocate to a less dangerous residence.
Anyone who has ever slept under the stars will be familiar with the standard advice for selecting a wilderness campsite. When looking for a place to pitch a tent at the end of a long day in the outdoors, the recommendation is to look for a flat, stone-free area with dry ground.
When packing for a trip, we usually consider how to pack our suitcase in such a way that it will pass TSA inspection. While trying to navigate busy and sometimes unfamiliar airports, we are frequently irritated by the inconvenience of security measures. Unfortunately, most people do not see the big picture.
After being hit over and over again by various natural disasters and surviving the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems that the vast majority of U.S. citizens still live in denial. They have the “it won’t happen to me” mentality, and they fail to prepare and act when it does happen to them.
One important rule of organic gardening states that you should rotate plant families as much as possible from one season to the next, so that related crops are not planted in the same location more than every three years or so.
Being a prepper, I’m used to stockpiling food and gear for uncertain times, but I also like to stockpile skills that will be useful for my family during a long-term disaster. One of my favorite self-sufficiency skills is converting common animal fat, beeswax, and paraffin into emergency lighting that does not require stored batteries, solar chargers, or hand cranks.