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Pandemic Threat Assessment Tips for Preppers

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Many survivalists prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, etc. However, the idea of a pandemic doesn’t really cross most people’s minds.  Yet, throughout history there have been pandemics such as the HIV epidemic, smallpox, tuberculosis and the Black Death that killed over 75 million people. Just 2 decades ago, there was the…

Street Survival Tips for Preppers

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During a crisis or riot, the streets are definitely not the place you want to be. When people are desperate for supplies, and when law and order has its hands full managing the devastating effects of a natural disaster, the streets can get very unsafe very quickly. You must be on high alert when you’re outside,…

3 Self-Defense Moves Every Woman MUST Know

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The hard truth is that we live in a world where danger can pop up when we’re least expecting it. If you looked at the latest crime statistics in the US alone, you’d notice that there has been a rise in crimes against women over the past few years. Now more than ever before, it’s crucial…

Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 1

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Why is thermal regulation essential to survival?  Thermoregulation is a consistent need of the human body.  Our bodies have built-in mechanisms to generate heat when it’s cold (e.g. shivering) and stay cool when the temperature in the environment begins to rise.  However, in extreme situations, the body’s natural thermoregulation system becomes inadequate to main normal body temperature….

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 2

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How can you make nature trekking easier and more enjoyable for everyone in your family?  In our last blog post we talked about the importance of being a good leader especially when you’re out in the wilderness with other people. We learned that assertiveness, calmness and logical thinking can get you out of the tightest situations. What…

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 1

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How prepared are you to face the potential challenges of trekking through the wilderness?  Survival training is not just useful for dealing with manmade or natural disasters. It’s actually quite useful for different activities such as mountain climbing, nature trekking, etc.  If you love the great outdoors, it is essential that you are familiar with…

When Water Runs Out, Part 1

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How important is water to the body?  In terms of sustaining the human body, nothing is more essential than water. The body can go for long periods of time without large quantities of calories; however, it cannot survive for long without water.  Our bodies can readily adapt to emergency situations and it can even use…

How To Cope With Addictions During a Crisis

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Coping with Addictions During a Crisis When crisis strikes, whether it’s a huge flood, earthquake or snowstorm, there’s not only going to be a lot of damage, but there’s going to be a lot of inconvenience too. We are all creatures of habit. One of the most common causes of stress during a crisis scenario…

How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion, Part 3

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In the 2nd part of our “Surviving a Nuclear Explosion” series, we covered the astounding aftereffects of a nuclear explosion.  We learned how radioactive fireballs can be created instantly upon the detonation of a nuclear weapon and how tons upon tons of earth can easily be displaced by such an explosion to create radioactive fallout.  In our…

Survive The End Days Review

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Product Description: We live in dangerous times. There is no denying it. With terrorists and global climate changes, a catastrophe can occur at anytime. It’s not a matter of if it will happen… but more a matter of when it will happen. And when it does, you need to be prepared. Knowledge of survival is crucial during…

How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion, Part 1

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What is a nuclear explosion? A nuclear explosion occurs when vast quantities of heat, light and energy are released by a device or bomb that contains the capability to initiate nuclear reactions continuously and at a speedy rate.  As you may already know, a handful of countries (including the United States) have weaponized nuclear technology as…

How To Develop The Survival Mindset, Part 1

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What is the survival mindset and why is it important?  In our previous series on survival training, we talked briefly about the survival mindset and how it can help you surmount the biggest challenges in the wilderness.  However, we weren’t able to fully develop the idea. In our newest series, we are going to explore…

The Essential First Aid Course, Part 3: Dressing Wounds

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Why is dressing and bandaging important to wound care? Wounds are physical breaks in the skin that increase a person’s risk for infection especially in hot and humid environments where the person is exposed to the elements. Dressing a wound protects the injured skin from direct contact with the environment and, to an extent; it also prevents…

The Essential First Aid Course, Part 2: Managing Bleeding and Infection

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How can you treat wounds in a disaster/emergency situation?  In the first part of our series on first aid, we talked about the proper method of assessing an unconscious individual and applying CPR as needed. We learned that the safety of the first aider is of utmost priority and should be considered first before any…

The Essential First Aid Course, Part 1: CPR

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What is first aid? First aid is the preliminary care given to injured individuals to reduce the chances of permanent damage and to bridge the period between the actual injury and the point wherein proper medical care can be given to the patient. Knowing first aid can easily save other people’s lives. All survivalists, regardless…

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