In most disasters, whether it’s a hurricane, a terrorist attack, or a city full of looters, people get hurt. Survival first aid is essential in these situations, but very hard to come by due to overcrowded hospitals. After food, water and shelter, medical supplies and a good book on first aid should be your next […]
When a major disaster strikes, people will rush to the stores and start buying all the supplies. These items will be the first to disappear.
After fears that Japanese nuclear plants would experience Chernobyl-like meltdowns, people have started stocking up on potassium iodide, especially those on the West coast of the United States. While I think the media sensationalized this story and people in the U.S. overreacted, it certainly doesn’t hurt to be prepared. But what exactly is it, why […]
On most nights I read in bed for a while before going to sleep. My wife usually falls asleep first so to be considerate, I turn off the lamp and use a book light. It occurred to me that I’ll be using this book light a lot if the power goes out. Then I thought, […]
Disasters usually occur with little or no warning, which is why you should have a vehicle survival kit in your car at all times.
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 […]
There are many methods of disaster communications. It’s a complicated subject, so in this article we’ll just cover some of the basics.
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 […]