Survival and Self-sufficiency
Personal Liberty provides you with the tips and tools you need to prepare for you and your family’s survival in case of a natural disaster or complete economic collapse. Learn to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle without fear of doomsday.
In terms of treating injuries following a disaster, there is not a better model for a medical kit than those developed and used by the military. These medical kits are designed to save lives in the most difficult of circumstances and in the most austere environments.
A concerned reader recently sent U.S. Concealed Carry a note about when you should or should not draw your firearm. The writer was concerned because many articles by attorneys and others say never draw unless to fire or you would be charged with brandishing.
It’s difficult to imagine an emergency situation more potentially horrendous than a chemical attack on U.S. soil. This horrifying possibility — undoubtedly being discussed by America’s enemies on a regular basis — could be an act of war such as we have not seen in this country since Sept. 11, 2001.
But prior to those terrorist attacks that resulted in deaths and carnage in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania — and forever changed the way Americans live — a chemical attack occurred in Japan that was a wake-up call for the rest of the world.
If you can convince a burglar or home invader as he’s scoping out your neighborhood that he will have a very difficult time accomplishing his goal in your house, you might actually save your life and that of your family members.
For preppers, learning how to cook without electricity or gas is a survival necessity. It is also a very handy skill to know. There are plenty of ways that you can go about cooking without any power and still create a great meal. Here are a few ideas of powerless cooking that you can frequently use.
All the physical preps in the world won’t save you if you get a serious illness such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. So it’s best to take good care of yourself and to make sure you store whatever supplements and healthy food you need in case of an emergency situation.
Just last week, Russian officials said they have no qualms over the use of nukes in response to a conventional threat. Many Americans believe certain events are unlikely to occur or that, if they do occur, they are not survivable. But with the correct mindset and the right knowledge, any catastrophe is survivable, including “the bomb.”
An evacuation order may be issued for a number of reasons. With rare exception, there is typically minimal notice that it is coming. From a natural to a man-made disaster, the knock on the door could come at any time. This makes having a plan for how to deal with, and survive, the call to evacuate absolutely paramount.
In the 1982 comedy film “Airplane II: The Sequel,” Peter Graves plays a flight captain who very calmly takes the news that two of his crew have perished after being sucked out of an airlock. But when a flight attendant tells him that they’ve run out of coffee, he goes ballistic, loudly reminding everyone how many times he’s asked for extra coffee to be stored onboard.
While humorous, that movie scene brings up a valid point. Do you really want to live in a world without coffee? If a disaster strikes, coffee will be one of the things many people will wish they had stockpiled — not just for the enjoyment of the taste, but also to help them stay alert in night watch situations and to use as a bartering tool.
Regardless of how good you feel about your skills, don’t let your arrogance or high self-opinion blind you to the fact that there could be someone out there who is smarter than you, faster than you or who has set a cleverer trap for you than you anticipated.