Archive for ' Instant Survival Tips'

7 Tips for Finding Natural Sources of Water Posted:February 15, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

7 Tips for Finding Natural Sources of Water

  In a wilderness survival situation, particularly one where you likely aren’t going to be found in the immediate future, locating a source of water can be critical. Sure, having the means to filter and disinfect [...]

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Take Advantage of Experts & Their Resources Posted:December 03, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Take Advantage of Experts & Their Resources

#5 Take advantage of experts and their resources The NRA offers gun safety training as do many shooting ranges, Fish and Game departments, sporting goods stores, and even firearm manufacturers. Often, this training is free. There’s [...]

Understanding Chemical Symbols Posted:November 11, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Understanding Chemical Symbols

When you are handling any sort of chemical, it is important to know the risks associated with it. Fortunately, over the years a sort of shorthand has been developed to communicate this information to you in [...]

Toilet Paper is Not Food Posted:November 04, 2014 By:AndreaUrban

Toilet Paper is Not Food

When we talk about Food Storage, we usually talk about storing FOOD.  It’s just the nature of the beast…we like to eat things.  We’d rather not go hungry if we can help it.  BUT there are [...]

10 Condiments That Make Life Better Posted:October 01, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

10 Condiments That Make Life Better

So something really, truly bad happens. The grid has been down for a month or a deadly pandemic has us sequestered in our homes. Or you’re simply out of work for months and the savings are [...]

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting (aka Visqueen) Posted:August 31, 2014 By:Rob Hanus

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting (aka Visqueen)

Keeping up with the recent theme of exploring common objects and finding preparedness uses for them, this month’s article looks at some prepper uses for plastic sheeting, sometimes called Visqueen. While the uses for plastic sheeting [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice Posted:June 03, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice

Beans and rice combine to make a “complete protein,” as most people know. Dollar store beans and rice make a great addition to food storage pantries for two reasons: 1.  They can be purchased and stored in [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Teach Your Kids to Be Creative Posted:April 03, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Teach Your Kids to Be Creative

Whether they need to keep occupied during a long power outage or survive in the woods for days, creativity is one of the most helpful resources your children can have. They may not be experts on [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Everyday Carry for Kids Posted:March 15, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Everyday Carry for Kids

Many of us have long lists of EDC items that never leave our sides, but what about our kids? Would they be ready for an emergency at school or even a friend’s house? Here are some [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: 7 Things Your Child Should Have in His Bedside Table Posted:February 21, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: 7 Things Your Child Should Have in His Bedside Table

It’s important that your kids are familiar with the basic concepts of survival and emergency preparedness. For any emergency situation, whether it’s a middle of the night asthma attack or an unexpected evacuation, your child should [...]