Survival and Self-sufficiency
While rubbing two sticks together to start a fire worked fine for early man, it’s far from the ideal way to get a fire going in an emergency situation. So it’s best to have multiple options available to you if, or when, you find yourself in a crisis.
For the last 15 years or so, the common thought has been that in a disaster situation where there’s a medium to long term breakdown in infrastructure and civil order, the ONLY way to survive is to flee the city, like a dog with its tail between its legs, and hide out in the woods until things get back to normal.
A two-day National Bed Bug Summit was held in Washington, DC last week to address the recent infestations sweeping the United States. According to FOX News, these critters have infiltrated millions of homes, as well as movie theaters and the most posh retail stores and hotels in recent years.
A standard first-aid kit is very important for emergencies. You must keep this kit accessible so you can get to it easily. To make a first-aid kit, collect the items in the following list from around your home and purchase any of those items that you don’t have. As always, you should tailor this kit to fit the needs of your family.
Emergency kits are very important because they can save your life. To be properly prepared you should make two kits, one goes in your car and the other goes in your house to be kept somewhere handy, so you could grab it and go if necessary. These kits are a challenge to make because you want to pack everything necessary for survival, yet make it as lightweight as possible so it is easy to carry.
Floods have ravaged Australia over the past month, causing at least 20 deaths and billions of dollars worth of damage.
A few years ago, I had a serious wake-up call about how vulnerable my family was to natural and manmade disasters. There were dozens of threats that could quickly disrupt or end life as we know it and Katrina gave us a glimpse into breakdowns in civil order and the Federal government’s inability to effectively respond to localized disasters.
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.