Month: May 2016

No Electricity, No Problem

  One of the most common occurrences during an emergency situation is the loss of electrical power.  Electricity is something we are accustomed to using every day, and it is easy to forget just how much we rely on it in our day-to-day routine.  Depending on the severity of the event that caused the loss … Continued

First Aid Kits: What’s The Point?

  You can never be too prepared when it comes to medical emergencies. First Aid Kits are always a must. You never know when there may be the need for first aid. A simple scratch could turn fatal if not properly taken care of. Any emergency situation, whether you are dealing with floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, … Continued

Hurricane Preparedness

  Hurricanes are probably one of the most known types of natural disasters; especially for those who live on the east coast of the United States. One of the main reasons they are so notorious is that there is an ongoing threat of hurricanes or tropical storms that affect the east coast and some big … Continued

Zika: The Hurdles Ahead For Vaccinating a Pandemic

Summer is on its way and with the warming weather, brings the return of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have contributed to several cases of diseases such as Malaria, West Nile, Yellow Fever, etc. Recently, the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency for the Zika virus. According to the CDC, the Zika virus, “… is spread … Continued

Bandages That Should Be In Your Bug-Out Bag

  First aid in an emergency situation should never be overlooked. Even the smallest cut can get infected and could potentially turn fatal. This is why you should always be prepared with bandages and ointment. When deciding which bandage you should pack for your first aid kit in a bug-out bag, here are some things … Continued

Navigation 101

  One of the most important things everyone should know during an emergency situation is how to navigate. Navigation is a vital skill every survivalist needs. With technology nowadays, many of us have forgotten or haven’t learned how to navigate without a GPS, Siri, smartphones, Google Maps, etc. As we all know cell phone batteries, … Continued

5 Important Knots You Should Know

There are hundreds of ways to tie knots. For survival reasons, one should know how to tie several different kinds. Out of all the knots out there, here are five knots that are important to know how to tie in case you do need to use them in any situation. The Clove Hitch Knot (Also … Continued

Can and Cannot: Food Storage Cans

    When looking for a location to store your emergency food storage,  there are several things that are important to keep in mind. Proper storage is crucial to maintain the foods nutrition, taste, texture, and shelf-life. With every “can” that goes along with proper storage, there is a “cannot” to counteract. Can-“Cans”: Temperature: For … Continued

DIY Survival – Hut From Scratch

Shelter is one of our most basic needs.  It can, in some instances, outweigh the immediate need for water or food in order to preserve life in extreme situations.  For example, prolonged exposure to extreme cold can cause excessive fatigue, weakness, and other damaging physical effects such as hypothermia.  These damaging physical effects may limit … Continued