Survival and Self-sufficiency
The last week of October was marked as the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. This may serve as a good reminder for Americans — especially those who have small children — of the ways in which they can protect their families from the severe consequences of lead exposure.
What would you do if your water supply became contaminated? Natural disasters can interrupt the flow of clean water. Following a disaster, some people may not have access to food and water for days or weeks. You can live for days without food, but you must have water or you will dehydrate. Whenever there is a crisis, water is the first thing to go.
While the Midwest was battered by a powerful storm last week, a series of tornadoes ripped through northeast Texas, injuring people and damaging property. Twisters can appear on their own or in conjunction with storms or hurricanes, but, regardless of their origin, American families should know how to protect their lives and livelihood during these natural disasters.
As large sections of the Midwestern United States have been battered by what some commentators have called a "historic storm," it may be a good time to remind Americans how to increase their chances of survival during similar natural disasters.
It doesn’t take a major catastrophe or terrorist attack to put you in a survival situation. It could be as simple an incident as stepping off a hiking trail, losing you way on a hunting trip or taking a wrong turn in your car. Before you know it, you’re lost or stuck and on your own.
In my last article, I introduced you to the need to store food. Now we’re going to begin with step one in the six-step process to help you make sure you have an adequate supply of food should a crisis occur.
In a survival situation a proper shelter can make all the difference in whether you survive or perish. Of course, it’s always great if you have a tent in your emergency gear. But that is not always the case. So here’s a quick primer on what you need to do to prepare a shelter, according […]
If you can’t imagine being hungry in the midst of chaos then you will probably ignore this suggestion, but you won’t forget it. And it will haunt you if you fail to take action. But if you take action, just eat your stored food in the difficult years ahead.
The week of Oct. 3-9 has been marked as National Fire Prevention Week, and safety experts have used it as an opportunity to educate Americans about how to keep themselves and their families safe during a similar emergency.
There are many reasons for stockpiling a one-year supply of food. The value of food commodities generally increases at the same rate as inflation. Money in the bank doesn’t do that. Investing in 500 cans of tuna fish in your basement or dehydrated food that will last five to 10 years is a better bet than putting $350 in the bank.