On Your Own
There are some pantry items that I believe are very important to have on hand in any emergency situation. They are sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. I strongly advise you to store these items and get used to using them so you will think of them in a crisis situation.
Last week, I was hanging out with my friend, “Above Average” Joe from SurvivalLife.com, when I saw his paracord lanyard. I played dumb and asked him what it was for. Joe passionately explained a little history of paracord and told me about many of the different ways it can be used.
Pioneers used the food items they brought with them and what they could scavenge from the land for food and for making medicines. Foods such as berries, mushrooms, flowers, weeds, dandelion root and herbs were gathered and dried.
As a result of violent attacks, there are often traumatic injuries that occur to the parties involved that require immediate medical assistance. This is where the blow out kit (BOK) comes into play.
Everyone loves fry bread, tortillas and pita bread. All these breads can be made from a few staple ingredients. If you get caught in an emergency situation, these breads can be made and eaten to sustain your life. Add canned meat, beans, rice and rehydrated vegetables and you have a meal.
A few months ago, the Federal Communications Commission fined Google $25,000 for taking its sweet time to give information to the FCC about an interesting project Google had been working on.
Yogurt lowers cholesterol, boosts the immune system, helps with lactose intolerance and is rich in calcium and protein. Eating yogurt can spare many trips to the doctor and add 10 extra years to life. Making your own yogurt is much less expensive and better for you because you can control what is put into it.
When I was 8 years old, my family experienced a power outage that lasted for three days as the result of a storm. For the most part, life went on like nothing had happened, but my parents were forced to deal with a teenage girl and two young boys whose motto became, “I’m bored!”
What if a natural disaster, food and water contamination, or any other type of emergency disrupted your life? Do you have the essentials for you and your family to survive? I challenge you to evaluate how prepared you really are and recommit yourself to getting more prepared in the year 2013.
The other day, I received an opinion piece from one of our writers that discussed the 2nd Amendment. In it, she made many of the same mistakes made by a lot of liberals. I realized I couldn’t let it go without weighing in on the issue. I want you to read her piece and mine and then get in on this argument.