What To Look for In A Bug Out Bag Sleeping Bag
You see the signs of the times, and have finally decided to make yourself more prepared. You are putting things together…
Why Do I Need A Gun?
Recently the question was posed to me, “Why do I need a gun?” Having grown up in a small town in the Ozark Mountains,…
Water: The Most Overlooked Urban Survival Preparation
If you know anything about "urban survival" then you know it is not about gun toting, camouflage wearing end-of-the-world…
What Are Survival Skills And Do I Have Any?
In the world we live in now, people are so dependent on the system and technology that should a crisis occur the vast…
Water When the Power Grid Failures: What To Do
The instantaneous negative effects of an electrical grid failure are apparent; your lights go out. However, a power…
Why Be Prepared?
When I was in the fourth grade I had a very rude awakening when my teacher had a lesson about earthquakes and what…
Survival and Emergency Articles (53)
Home Invasion Safety Tips
In one of my previous articles I gave a brief overview on what a home invasion is and why many of them happen. In this article though, I want to give some helpful tips that you can use to lay the groundwork for becoming prepared for a home invasion. Tip…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 07, 2011  
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Self Defense for Men And Women - Choosing the Right Course Of Action
Gone are the days when someone could freely walk around a city at night without a worry in the world. Crime rates have climbed considerably since our parents were young and I am sure they will climb even higher by the time our children grow old. In a world gripped…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 13, 2011  
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Questions To Ask Before Purchasing A Firearm
I usually only discuss non-lethal forms of self defense, but today I am going to throw you a little curve ball. The article before you will give you the questions that you need to ask yourself before making the decision to buy a firearm for self defense. Most people feel…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 23, 2011  
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Home Invasion - Are You Prepared to Face One?
Do you ever wonder what you would do in the instance of a home invasion? Our home is supposed to be our little safe haven in this dangerous world, but criminals are even trying to take that from us! Home invasions are becoming an ever increasing problem in the United…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 24, 2011  
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Successful Study Habits
For students to be successful at school or college they have to accept the responsibility of working hard. They have to prioritize their activities in order of importance and they should not allow anyone to decide and set an agenda for them. They have to wisely use the time and…
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What to Consider When Choosing A Bug Out Bag Flashlight
How hard can this be? Can't I just throw my 6 D-cell flashlight and my Mini-Maglite in my bag and be good? Well, you can but there is a few things to consider when choosing a bug out bag flashlight. Your 6 D-cell flashlight will definitely light up the night,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Apr 23, 2012  
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Emergency Preparedness
Emergency preparedness is essential in this day and age. Being prepared and having your personal survival kit is the cornerstone of survival. A good Survival kit contains all the products an individual or a family would need in a disastrous situation. During an Emergency is not the time to think…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Feb 10, 2011  
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60 Days Of Food For Under $160
With the recent string of tornadoes ripping across the country and the devastation in the Philippines from a massive typhoon... the latest round of survival, emergency, and disaster preparedness questions has begun. So, lets take a look at stocking the shelves a tad bit more just in case. Keep in…
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Boy of Three Could Owe Life To Teenager
If you thought CPR training was a waste of time you should check out the latest news from Greenville County, SC. A little boy, aged 3 was pulled from the swimming pool. He was unconscious and not breathing so the teenage lifeguard on duty at the time started CPR. Seemingly…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Aug 02, 2011  
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Disaster Kit Essentials
We all know the basics for a survival kit, but there are few things people don’t really think of. Do you know what those items are? Well, if you answered no, or even if you answered yes, take a look at the list below and see how many things you…
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Getting Out Alive
In the book, Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived, by Scott B. Williams is a great book chalked full of survival stories across a wide spectrum of situations. Not too long ago I asked my wife to read 3 chapters that I thought might peak her…
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Hurricane Season-2011
The 2011 Hurricane season is upon us, it runs from June 1st.. through November. The forecast for the Atlantic and Gulf coast is well above-average activity for the 2011 hurricane season. They are predicting 16 Named Storms, 9 Hurricanes and 5 Major Hurricanes. The states most likely to be affected…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 05, 2011  
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Shtf 2012 Preparation: Power Outages And Emergency Lighting
Maybe you believe that 2012 will bring "just" an economic collapse or "the end of the world as we know it" (TEOTWAWKI) as some fear. Either way, you will want to have some sort of a plan for emergency lighting if the power grid goes down altogether or becomes less…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 22, 2011  
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How to Replace A Broken Axe Handle
Axe handles break. They just do. Sometimes you can have what seems to be a perfect handle and a perfect swing, and the handle will still snap. Of course, this is more likely to happen if you don’t maintain your handle correctly; but more on that later. First we’ll start…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 20, 2015  
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Preserving Strawberries for Your Food Storage
This weekend, I took my children to the local U-Pick Farm to pick strawberries. The fields were filled with beautiful berries and by the time we stopped picking, we had gathered 14 pounds of strawberries. 14 POUNDS! What do I do now? Strawberries do not last long in the refrigerator…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 22, 2012  
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Your Food Storage
Surviving emergency conditions requires maintaining a food supply. Your food storage program should be designed to sustain life for at least a year. I need to take into account that my married children and grandchildren may have to somewhat depend on my food storage. I may also have the opportunity…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Feb 14, 2011  
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How Did I Become A Firefighter
After some encouragement from a cousin, I decided to enter the Fire Academy. I had talked myself throught the "Their crazy, who would run in when all sane people are running out!" phase I also always thought I had a fear of heights. I enrolled at St. Pete Vocational for…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 04, 2013  
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Are You Prepared For An Emergency?
Are you fully prepared for an emergency situation should one happen in your home, office or work premises? Do you know what your obligations are under the regulations if you are an employer or business owner? Every house, automobile, shop and office should have a well stocked first aid kit…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Aug 16, 2011  
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Emergency Preparedness - How to Increase Your Food Storage on A Budget
2012 is here! Are you ready? The fear of what December 21, 2012 will bring is creating a lot of discussion about emergency preparedness. Being prepared means different things to different people. For some, it is having an escape plan - a place to go to in case your home…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jul 24, 2012  
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Survival Fishing
Last year while working at the Army’s SERE School at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, I asked my co-workers what they thought about catching fish with one of those scrawny dock demon fishing poles. You might know the kind if you’ve ever taken your kid to buy a fishing pole. They are…
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2012 Shtf - Staying Warm When the Heat is Out
There is a lot of anxiety about the various scenarios that could play out in 2012, and ranking high among them is that the power grid could go down for an extended period of time. If that happens, staying warm, even inside your own home, will become a matter of…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 22, 2011  
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Emergency Preparedness - Be Prepared
A recent series of thunderstorms got me thinking. With the lights flickering, I went through the house preparing for an electrical outage. I unplugged the TVs and computers even though they were on surge protectors - it wasn't worth the risk of a faulty surge protector ruining my equipment if…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jul 27, 2012  
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Investing In A Generator for the Home
Generators are backup power systems that supply electricity during power outages. Home generators are gaining in popularity for many reasons. Generators can be used as an alternative source of power for an outdoor project as well as in an emergency. Generators are able to provide power for lights, your stove,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Feb 28, 2011  
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Work In Confined Spaces: Challenge Or Thrill
Many individuals opt for a job or career, which answers their interests and passions in life. With the interest to pursue an exciting and highly satisfying career, many individuals do not even take a step back, when the job itself offers some safety and security concerns. Many jobs like mining,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jan 25, 2014  
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Food Storage Survival
The other day my daughter asked me. Dad what would we do if something bad happened, like an earthquake, or flood? How would we eat ? How would we keep things cold? What would we do when it gets dark? I was caught off guard, not something a 13 year…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Nov 08, 2011  
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Tornado: Facts And Folklore
It’s not officially spring yet, but severe storms and tornados are already making the news and experts are warning 2012 could be a record year for tornados. Deadly and mysterious, tornados can strike at any time of the day or night. Most of them, however, are on record as occurring…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Mar 19, 2012  
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Guns, Survival, And Force Multiplier
Many people do not realize how broad the topic of survival truly is. In the most basic sense, one could categorize survival into the following categories: primitive, pioneer, and preparedness. Yet, then there is workplace survival, marriage survival, and college survival. The list seems to be endless and without an…
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2012 - Three Things People Are Worried About
The year 2012 means a lot of things to a lot of people. Whether you fear the annihilation of the world due to the Mayan calendar or "just" a major economic collapse, you are in good company if you have decided that a little preparation for "come-what-may" is in order.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 23, 2011  
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Primitive Survival Weapons
When disaster strikes it will usually catch people by surprise. When I go hiking, fishing, or any outdoor activity, I always make sure I take at least a pocket knife with me. Even a small pocket knife is better than no knife. There are ways you can make cutting tools…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Aug 22, 2012  
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Emergency Survival Kit Ideas - Prepare for A Natural Disaster
If you’re thinking of emergency survival kit ideas it’s a smart list to create since there are so many unexpected natural disasters that can strike at any moment. It is certain that things do happen that we never bargained for, and to worsen the matter, most times they happen when…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Apr 19, 2011  
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