Survival and Self-sufficiency
The recent cholera outbreak in earthquake-ravaged Haiti demonstrates what can happen in a survival scenario when proper sanitation protocols are not followed.
Many Americans have turned to the practice of urban farming to achieve self-sufficiency amidst a struggling economy, rising inflation costs and unsanitary food manufacturing that has led to a flurry of product recalls.
Mudslides have killed at least 500 people in Brazil, and officials fear that the death toll could still rise. Media reports have cited the International Disaster Database information, which suggests that it is the worst natural disaster in Brazil since flooding and mudslides killed 785 people in 1967.
If you are prepared you will not fear. People spend a lot of money on insurance of all kinds: Life, health, hospitalization, vehicle, property, liability, home, flood, earthquake, catastrophic, malpractice and business.
In the event of a chemical, biological or radiological attack, a safe room is essential to survival. The safe room should ideally be a room in the interior of the home. If no interior room is available, choose one with as few external walls and windows as possible. An adjoining bathroom is also desirable.
This is the final article of my series on dehydrated foods in which I discussed: The Advantages Of Storing Dehydrated Foods, How To Store Bulk Foods, What to Store, and How Much to Store.
Last week’s severe weather in California caused a lot of damage to property and inconvenience to residents, and one town learned the importance of being prepared for a disaster.
Clothing is an item oft-overlooked when people begin preparing for a survival scenario. But, Jack Spigarelli notes in his Crisis Preparedness Handbook, surviving without the civilized comforts we’ve become accustomed to places a burden on the clothes we wear.
This article is a continuation of the last two in which I discussed The Advantages Of Storing Dehydrated Foods and How To Store Bulk Foods.
The basic food items recommended for storage and the quantities to store are listed below. These are only suggestions. Every individual and family is unique in what they like and will eat. If you don’t eat meat, drink milk, eat wheat, sugar or any other food item listed, then you will need to adjust the amount of these items that you store.
If you find yourself facing a survival situation and don’t have water already stored, or if your situation drags out and your water supply gets low, you will have to locate water quickly. And if you can’t find bottled water you must take steps to ensure your water is drinkable. The oldest method of water […]