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3 Tips to Ensure Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:02 Written by
Published in Preparedness
The latest government effort to apparently reduce the population revolves around bringing people with Ebola to America. Dr. Kent Bradley was working with Ebola patients in Liberia when he contracted the disease, as was missionary Nancy Writebol. Both, for whatever reason, were flown back to the USA for treatment despite…

Basic First Aid Kits

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
The key to medical preparedness is planning for the possibility that you may not be able to receive professional medical treatment when an injury or illness presents itself.  In the present, we simply go to a family doctor, urgent care center, or emergency room when medical assistance is needed. The…

Shelter in Place

Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Certain types of events, such as chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, may make going outdoors dangerous. Likewise, you may want to limit the outdoor environment from entering your home. Shelter in Place is the act of taking immediate refuge, whether it is at your home, work, or vehicle, and limiting…

Pistol Mastery

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:43
Published in Firearms
It is said that achieving Mastery in any craft takes 10,000 hours. It doesn't matter if you are playing piano or mastering the pistol, the same methods apply. Through the process of achieving mastery in your chosen activity the nuance is revealed. Layer by layer the practitioner discovers connections between…

Secondary Wound Closure

Sunday, 11 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
Some wounds are left open to heal, instead of being closed by sutures, staples, or strips. This process is called Secondary Wound Closure; also known as secondary intention and spontaneous healing. In fact, secondary wound closure is the natural process for how our body deals with healing wounds. During secondary…

Wound Closure Kits

Saturday, 03 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
If you want to properly close wounds, then you will need the appropriate medical supplies. Of course, you can use anything that you can get your hands on, but the goal of medical preparedness is to ensure you have the correct supplies for the task. First, you need to choose…

Primary Wound Closure

Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
Primary closure involves using sutures, staples, or strips to close a wound and is an important aspect of wound management. But, before we get to that point, you must first understand the different types of wounds.

Normal Saline Solution

Thursday, 01 May 2014 22:47 Written by
Published in Medical
Saline solution has many medical uses, and can be used as a sterile rinse and disinfectant. Saline solution can be purchased commercially, which is the recommended method if you are conducting IV therapy and wound management. However, you can make your own saline solution for basic first aid procedures, using…

Prepper Pups: Your Dog is Your Best Friend in SHTF Scenarios

Monday, 24 February 2014 13:08 Written by
Published in Survival
There is great debate among preppers as to whether the family dog should be included in evacuation scenarios. Those who do decide to take their four-legged friends must incorporate them into their overall survival plan. A dog can serve as a Swiss army knife of sorts, if properly trained for…

Zombies Could Never Catch You On A Dirt Bike

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:29 Written by
Published in Survival
In the face of disaster, nuclear war, and the impending collapse of Western civilization, mankind will always be able to rely on two particular things when it starts to hit the fan: their trusty canine friends, and dirt bikes. When disaster strikes, you likely won't be traveling the 13,000 miles that…

10 Must-Haves for Your 72 Hour Kit

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Survival Bag
72 hour kits are crucial for being truly prepared. For example, what if your house were to burn down? Unfortunately, the food storage, and all your emergency preparedness, would burn with it. Your only saving grace would be having your 72 hour kit in your car. 

Why a Shotgun Is the Best Weapon for a Survival Situation

Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Firearms
Think about this: An intruder charges toward you. Your heart is pounding and you're shaking from shock. What's a better weapon to have within reach? A pistol (that will probably miss your mark because you can't steady your hands) or a shotgun (that will send a spray of pellets toward…

Sealing Your Home in Violent Disease Outbreak Scenarios

Saturday, 07 September 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
For most homeowners, home security means a sturdy fence, a bump-proof lock, and maybe even shatter-resistant window panes. Those who want an extra layer of defense might invest in security equipment, like an alarm system. Defending one’s home within legal parameters can be difficult enough as it is, but accounting for an outbreak…

Top 5 Reasons Why People Do Not Catch Fish

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:04 Written by
Published in Food
I have 30 years of fishing experience. My father taught me how to fish, and his father taught him. My children have been fishing since they were a year old. For most Americans, fishing is one of those family traditions that is passed down from generation to generation; whether an…

Perimeter Security: Trip Wire Alarms (Part IV)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Shelter
In previous discussions, we’ve talked about encouraging an intruder to a specific area where he can be observed, and how we’re going to slow him down once he gets to the gaps we’ve created. At this point, according to the laid-out plan in parts I-III, you’re going to hit the…
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