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    How to Shop for a Two-Way Radio

    Midland Radios

    If there is a disaster in your area, there’s likely to be a breakdown in communication systems. Land-line phones could be down and cell phone towers might be jammed. If you and your family are at home and have decided to bug in, this might not seem like a problem. But what if your spouse is at work when the shtf, say in an office building on the other side of town? Or what if one of you needs to go out for supplies such as firewood and water? In such cases, you need to have a way to communicate … Read More

    The Easiest Way to Purify Water

    Boiled Water

    Once you and your family are in a safe location, your first priority in any disaster is water. You might be able to go a couple weeks without food, but you’ll only survive a few days without water. You can start storing water, but the problem with that is it’s going to take up more space than most of us have. A month’s supply for a typical family would be 150 gallons! If you do have the room, by all means, start now! Check out my post, Water Storage – Where to Begin? But those of us who live in … Read More

    Getting In Shape For The End Of The World As We Know It

    Getting In Shape For The End Of The World As We Know It

    Health and fitness is not something most people consider when preparing for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it), but they should. People tend to take for granted just how easy we have it in the modern world. Up until the last century, most people throughout history worked from sunup to sundown in fields and gardens just so they could get enough food to do it again the next day. Nowadays, except for those living in third world countries, food isn’t much of a concern for most people. In fact, most people are more worried about eating … Read More

    10 Medicinal Herbs In Your Backyard

    10 Medicinal Herbs In Your Backyard

    If you look, you could find medicine in your backyard. Practice identifying them now because there may come a time when you need them. #urbansurvivalsite #medicinalherbs #herbalmedicine #herbs #naturalremedies

    How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plough

    How to Start a Fire With a Fire Plough

    The shit has hit the fan and the power is out. Despite all warnings, you didn’t stock up on matches, lighters, or a flint. It’s getting cold outside, and you could really use a warm meal. What now? There are many ways to build a fire without matches or lighters, but in my opinion, the best way is to make a fire plough. While it does take some stamina, it is very effective. One of my favorite survival movies is Cast Away in which Tom Hanks plays an everyday guy named Chuck Noland. In a very powerful scene, Chuck struggles … Read More

    How to Choose and Use a Fire Extinguisher

    How to Choose and Use a Fire Extinguisher

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    How to Choose and Use a Fire Extinguisher

    Fires are a more common problem than you might think in survival situations. Most people will have to cook their food over open fires and many of them will not use proper safety precautions. And if there is no running water, sprinkler systems will not work and locals will not be able to use garden hoses to extinguish outdoor fires. And don’t count on the fire department to save the day. If things are bad, they’re more likely to stay at home and protect their families, and I wouldn’t really blame them.

    In this article I’m going to focus on fire extinguishers and the various types. You should already have a fire extinguisher in your home, but if you’re preparing for a major disaster, it’s a good idea to get a few extras.

    Fire needs fuel and oxygen to burn. Simply put, fire extinguishers either cool the burning fuel or displace the surrounding oxygen. There are four types of fire extinguishers, each for a different type of fire. There is also a numerical rating that indicates how much fire the extinguisher is able to handle (the higher the number, the more it can handle). Here are the four types:

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