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Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 2

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How can you protect yourself from extremes of heat and cold?  In our last post, we talked about the importance of knowing how extreme heat and cold can actually affect the body. We learned that at a certain point, the balance is tipped and the body begins to break down from exposure to too much heat/cold.  Today’s…

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…

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 2

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How can you become more efficient in disaster/emergency situations? In our previous blog post, we were able to tackle two of the biggest obstacles that survivalists face in times of trouble: disbelief and stress.  Overcoming these two primary obstacles will bring you closer to developing your ultimate weapon against adversity: the survivalist mindset.  Your progress as a survivalist…

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…

Food Preservation through Dehydration, Part 2

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 What are the various methods of drying food?  In the first part of our series, we talked about some expert methods of dehydrating food so that you will get consistent results when you fire up your dryer or oven.  In today’s post, which will wrap up our series on food preservation through dehydration, I am going…

Food Preservation through Dehydration, Part 1

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Do you want to learn about an effective method of preserving food for your disaster kit? Assembling a disaster kit for the first time can be overwhelming to any new survivalist because there are so many supplies and emergency items that you can add to your emergency stash.  One of the biggest challenges in creating a sustainable…

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…

Crucial Survival Supplies to Store besides Food and Water

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Just about anybody with some degree of common sense will realize that one should store food and water if preparing for a survival situation. While that is well and good, there are several other items that are very important too.  We’re so used to these items that it’s easy to overlook them and you’ll only realize…

Ted’s Woodworking Plans Review

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Product Description:Woodworking as a hobby has seen an increase in popularity over the years. As our lifestyles get more modern and urban, there’s a certain peace and satisfaction that can be derived from working with your hands to create something of value. Because of that, thousands of people have taken up woodworking. One of the biggest…

EZ Battery Reconditioning Review

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Product Description:Imagine never having to pay for batteries again because you could charge them yourself. You’d save a ton of money in the long run. You could even make good money by offering this as a service, especially when it comes to recharging car batteries, etc. The problem here is that most people don’t have a…

Pet Safety and Hygiene During Survival Scenarios

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A common mistake many preppers make when preparing for a crisis is to overlook their pet’s needs. This can cause some very challenging problems when disaster strikes. In this article, we’ll look at several pointers you should be aware of. We’ll use dogs as an example here, but several of the pointers will apply whether it’s…

Self-Defense and the Law: Read This!

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Self-defense can be a very tricky issue to deal with. While the law allows you to defend yourself, your family and your property, you’re required to only exercise reasonable measures to secure your safety. For example, if someone breaks into your house and you throw a heavy object at them causing them injury, that is self-defense….

Safety Precautions for Women When Going Out Alone

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No matter how safe a country is, there is always a chance that a woman who is out late at night on her own can encounter trouble and violence from someone who is looking to commit a crime of opportunity. Statistics in the US show that crimes against women are on the rise. During times of…

What Type of Home Alarm System Should You Install?

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​​​​Every prepper’s home should have a home alarm system. This is so important that it should never be neglected. There is no denying the fact that it’s an additional expense for the set up, and there will be monthly recurring bills that can range from $20 to $30 if the system is being monitored by a…

Is Your Car Crisis-Ready?

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Very often, when survivalists think of prepping, they think of storing supplies at home and making sure that there’s enough food or water. It’s very common to overlook prepping one’s vehicle for a crisis. You could be driving a sports car, van or station wagon it doesn’t matter. When things get hairy and you need to…

Are You Ready for When the Lights Go Out?

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During a crisis, it’s very common for the lights to go out. During a natural disaster such as a hurricane, power lines can be destroyed. This can happen during floods, wildfires, etc. too. Even during terrorist attacks or wars, very often, power installations are hit so that civilians lives are disrupted, and the military/first responders have…

Understanding Hygiene and Sanitation During a Crisis

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Personal hygiene and sanitation during a crisis don’t usually become a problem unless your water supply gets cut off or the septic lines get damaged. During a flood, the sewage system can get flooded and become a foul mess. It’s at times like these that you need to understand how to ration your water for your…

4 Types of Violent Threats Every Prepper Should Be Aware Of

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Violent threats in this article will refer to threats that seek to do bodily harm to you. During a crisis, depending on where you live and the actions that you’ll need to take in order to survive, you may be exposed to one or more violent threats. In this article, we’ll look at the 4 types…

Using a Bow Drill for the First Time

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What is a bow drill and why is it useful for survival training? The bowl drill is one of the oldest methods of creating fire in almost any environment.It is estimated that this technique of fire-starting is at least 2,500 years old. Each ancient culture has its own version of the bow drill but the…

Preparing Your Family For Disasters, Part 2

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How can you create a worthy disaster kit for your family? In our previous discussion, we talked about the two essential parts of a disaster kit: food and water. We learned that stocked food for disasters and other emergency situations should be nutritious, high in calories (for obvious reasons) and can easily be stored with…

Preparing Your Family for Disasters, Part 1

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Preparing Your Family for Disasters, Part 1How can you begin preparing your family for different disasters? All types of disasters share the following key characteristics: (1) they can cause mass panic and chaos in affected communities, (2) some disasters can affect the availability of clean water, gas supply lines and electricity and (3) many disasters…

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