The human body is a marvelous machine, a heat-generating engine that must maintain its core temperature within a very narrow range. If body temperature rises above 106 dogmas Fahrenheit, the brain and other organs will fry, suffering irreversible damage within minutes. On the other extreme, with a core temperature of below 95 degrees Fahrenheit the body begins to sink into hypothermia and may lose its ability to maintain enough heat through shivering or other actions.
Canada’s Eskimos are said to have an average IQ of 110, compared with a norm of 100, maybe because, over the centuries, only the smart survived. Their testing ground was North America’s desolate, rocky, icy Arctic desert, called the barren lands, where perpetual winds and winter temperatures of minus 50 to 65 degrees F. mean a wind-chill factor of 160 below zero.
An avalanche is hardly an uncommon phenomenon, literally thousands occur every winter and spring in mountainous terrain, where the terrifying rumble of these flash floods of snow are common sounds to woodsmen and cross-country skiers.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in strange surroundings far from people and civilization, your food and water supply low or non-existent? Coping with an unfamiliar environment it’s impossible for some while others will try to figure things out as best as they can. However, coming back alive from a journey into the unknown requires some basic survival knowledge and a little bit of luck.
Camping during winter is beautiful especially watching the snow-capped mountain and ice skating. However, the freezing nights are simply unbearable. As such, before setting out, be well prepared and carry the right gear in order to survive camping.
This great country of ours is the best place to live in, but we also have our share of disasters. FEMA constantly calls on a few hazards that can sometimes occur without warning. There are disaster zones everywhere and each state is hit every year by these natural calamities. Check out America’s disaster zones and learn to prepare for what’s coming.
A lot of people are waiting on standby right now as hurricane Florence is headed towards their homes. They have the cars packed with all sorts of stuff and they are waiting for an evacuation order. We evacuated a few days ago since we already went through a similar experience when Hurricane Irma hit our property in the Florida Keys. I hope the things we learned from that experience will help others prepare for what’s coming.
After years of dealing with both the prepared and unprepared, I still can’t believe how many people live in denial. “It won’t happen to us!” is the sentence I keep hearing although history showed us that we could never be 100% safe. Denying the possibility of a disaster hitting close to home, it’s a big mistake and here is why.
Who said that you have to stay indoors in winter? There is no doubt that the weather can be a little bit challenging. Nevertheless, winter is a great chance to enjoy the wilderness in a way that only a few will understand. Understanding how to insulate a tent for winter camping is crucial if you want to spend some quality time in the outdoors regardless of the weather condition.
Here we go again! Us preppers, always talking about the great and heavy importance of staying prepared. And with the issue at hand, today is no different. Weather forecasting is a dying skill and people nowadays rely too much on the weather channel to plan their trips.
According to Ready.Gov, nearly every part of our country experiences periods of reduced rainfall, which is what causes droughts. What is a drought? A drought is a period of irregular dry weather that runs long enough to cause a serious imbalance in our daily lives. During a drought, for example, crops can be damaged, and water supply can run short, which is why they’re recognized as serious events that can result in widespread destruction of communities. The severity of the drought, however, is measured by the duration, temperature, and size of the area impacted.
Not very long ago (hardly a handful or two of years back) our communicational availability was a quarter (or less) of what it now is. If you could not reach John Joe on his kitchen phone and he didn’t come to the door when you knocked, well, you just figured he wasn’t home. Boy how times have really changed and nowdays it seems that communication is easier than ever.
With springtime waiting just around the corner, preparation for wet weather is in check. It is also highly important to have the skillset of weatherproofing if SHTF anytime soon (and yet again, who are we kidding…). Learning a thing or two about waterproofing gear will surely come in handy.