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How to Choose The Best Place To Bug Out

A bug out location is a piece of land, house, apartment, or shelter to which you can evacuate in the event of a disaster or emergency that is not your home -- your bug in location. Most people, however, think of permanent shelters, which is only partially correct. When some people think of bug out locations, they think of temporary shelters away from home, but we're only going to talk about permanent retreats. We'll save the temporary wilderness shelters for another time. If a major disaster strikes, millions of people will be forced to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. And yet having a destination in mind is just as important as having a plan. You can't just go out into the wilderness and hope for the best, after all. You must have a specific location in mind, one that is well-stocked with supplies and defensible in the event of an attack. You will be left roaming the streets with the masses, fighting for whatever resources you can find. Let us hope that a disast

How to Make an Emergency Dental First Aid Kit

Most households have a first aid kit readily available in case of an emergency, but what about a first aid dental kit? Most children and adults engage in a variety of enjoyable activities that may result in dental injuries. It is always a good idea to keep dental emergency information, such as your dentist's phone numbers, on hand in case you or a family member suffers from tooth trauma. Furthermore, an on-the-go dental first aid kit and dental emergency information can help in the event of a minor dental injury, keeping you safe until you can visit the dental office. Whether you have a broken or loose tooth, or you have lost your tooth filling, your emergency first aid dental kit should have everything you need. Making an Emergency Dental Kit Every piece of dental equipment or medication in your emergency first aid dental kit should come with instructions. This way, if you or a family member needs to use something in the kit but doesn't know how, reading the instructions will

Here's How to Make a Charcoal Water Filter For Emergencies

One of the many uses for charcoal in survival situations is as a water filter. Brita filters, numerous camping filters, and even premium water filters like The Berkey use it. In fact, one of the only ways to remove chemicals from water, such as pesticides and runoff, is to use charcoal to absorb impurities in the water. The directions for making a charcoal water filter at home are very simple. However, the method used in city water treatment facilities is essentially the same (just on a smaller scale). One of the many uses for charcoal in survival situations is as a water filter. Brita filters, numerous camping filters, and even premium water filters like The Berkey use it. In fact, one of the only ways to remove chemicals from water, such as pesticides and runoff, is to use charcoal to absorb impurities in the water. The directions for making a charcoal water filter at home are very simple. However, the method used in city water treatment facilities is essentially the same (just on a

Medical ID: The App That Can Save Your Life (For Android Only)

A medical profile can be created with Medical ID and be accessed from your lock screen. In an emergency, profiles allow quick access to crucial information that is necessary for first responders, medics, or medical staff to take action, such as your allergies, blood type, medical contacts, etc. Even when the app is closed, you can still share your location with emergency contacts (for up to 24 hours or until you stop sharing). Click here for more about this app. MAIN FEATURES:  Quick access to medical data from your lock screen.  Support for multiple profiles (e.g. your husband, wife, children).  ICE contacts definition and direct call from your lock screen.  Alert feature to send an SMS in one tap (including your estimated location).  Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation. Current location information (address, GPS coordinates).  Nearby hospitals localisation.  Compass. Click here to download this app.

How To Make A Nonelectric Iceless Fridge

Meats, fruits, vegetables, milk, and butter will all stay chilled in an ice-free refrigerator. Both construction and operation are extremely inexpensive. The general outline of how to make it is provided in the instructions that follow. Make the refrigerator useful for your area by using materials and knowledge from the neighborhood. Create a wooden frame that measures approximately 140 cm (55 inches) in height, 30 cm (12 inches) in width, and 35 cm (14 inches) in depth. If at all possible, cover it with hardware cloth or screen wire that won't rust. If you can't find such wire, you can use branches or woven grasses. The bottom of the frame could be solid, but the top should be covered in wire. Make a door for one side and hang it from leather thongs or hinges. Use a wooden button or latch to secure it. Lightweight wooden frames covered in poultry wire mesh, woven grass, or other plant material can be used to create adjustable shelves. Attach side braces to these shelves. The s

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning results in more than 500 fatalities and 15,200 visits to hospital emergency rooms each year in the United States. Here are some quick actions you can take to safeguard yourself from the deadly fumes of carbon monoxide. Comprehending the risk Carbon monoxide: What is it? An odorless, colorless, and toxic gas, carbon monoxide. CO can kill you before you realize it's in your home because you can't see, taste, or smell the toxic fumes. When exposed at lower doses, cO has mild side effects that are frequently mistaken for the flu. Headaches, lightheadedness, disorientation, fatigue, and nausea are some of these symptoms. Depending on factors like age, general health, exposure concentration, and exposure duration, the effects of CO exposure can differ greatly from person to person. What are the origins of carbon monoxide? Gas-fired appliances, charcoal grills, wood-burning fireplaces, motor vehicles, and other sources are all potential sou

Cooking When The Lights Go Out

You have a few options for meal preparation if the power goes out. If you are adequately ready for each option, they are all positive options. To save fuel, no recipe should be cooked for more than 20 minutes, if possible. When selecting recipes, bear in mind that if the power is off and there is no ice to keep things cool, leftovers cannot be stored. Use a camp stove, grill, Dutch oven, or grill (this must be done outside and can require special cookware) On a canned heat stove, prepare "heat only" foods like canned soups, stew, and chili or "just add water" foods like instant soup and oats. Utilize canned or prepared raw foods that don't require heating. On a butane stove with one burner, prepare simple meals. Butane stove Compared to the canned heat stove, the butane stove will support larger cookware sizes, and regular kitchen cookware can be used. With good ventilation, a butane stove can be used inside. The gas flame is hotter and simpler to control than c

Immediately Power Your Home if The Grid Goes Down

In this video, the host shows you how to use a power generator to keep your home running without having to worry about outages, power surges, and electricity shortages. In addition, we'll look at the Ecoflow SHP (Smart Home Panel), a fantastic option for providing instantaneous power to your home in the event of a grid failure.  If you're interested in checking out the SHP, you can get it here.

Understanding And Treating Shock

A person who has sustained a serious injury is susceptible to shock, a condition that gets worse over time and is sometimes referred to as "running out of life forces." If the potential is identified early enough, first aid can reduce the development of shock. Even though first aid is only minimally effective in fully developed shock, it is still crucial to provide care until the victim can be transported to a hospital. Medical terminology uses the word "shock" to describe a physical condition in which the heart fails to adequately circulate blood to every part of the body, rather than an emotional upset. It results from a loss of blood volume, usually after a serious injury. Due to the body's reduced blood volume during severe bleeding, the tissues receive insufficient amounts of oxygen and other nutrients, which weakens the heartbeat. Particularly, the brain regions responsible for controlling blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration no longer function as t

Confusing Terminology: What is The Difference Between a Prepper and a Survivalist?

People are buying emergency supplies in record numbers and attempting to live more independently. Having extra supplies was once thought to be completely normal. Raising animals, poultry, and gardens was a way of life, not a pastime. According to a recent survey, more than half of all Americans live with less than a three-day supply of food. Many people don't even have a first aid kit, let alone emergency supplies. Anyone who is worried about not being a helpless victim in an emergency is a prepper. Natural disasters, power outages, economic collapse, hyperinflation, and job loss are their top concerns. In that they try to be prepared for anything, preppers share many characteristics with those who endured the Great Depression in the 1930s. They keep a long-term food supply and have enough food stored to last at least a few months. The resourceful residents of your neighborhoods are the preppers. The kind of people you want to be nearby if something goes wrong are preppers. Howeve

Simple Tips for Winter Storm Preparation

Staying warm and secure during bitterly cold temperatures or winter storms can be difficult. Cold temperatures, power outages, loss of communication services, and icy roads are all potential effects of winter storms. You should be aware of how to get your house and car ready before a winter storm hits in order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Ahead of the Storm: Prepare an emergency heat supply before the storm in case the power goes out. Prepare the car, the battery-operated equipment, the food, the fuel for the heater, and other supplies. Make a winter emergency kit. Blankets or sleeping bags, flares, high-energy foods (MREs), a first aid kit, flashlights, extra batteries, extra clothing, knives, a compass, emergency candles and matches, maps, jumper cables, tow chains, shovels, windshield scrapers, and sacks of sand should all be kept in your vehicle. In the event that you become stranded during a winter storm, your car will help keep you warm, visible, and alive. A lit ca

How to Get Your Car Ready For Winter Emergencies

Investing a little time getting your car ready for winter can help avoid breakdowns and accidents, as well as save you money on gas and repair expenses. Use the quick and simple winter car maintenance tips on this checklist if you're unsure how to get your car ready for freezing temperatures and icy roads. While some things can be completed without a mechanic, others can. Every one of these will ultimately result in your safety and financial savings. Winter storms can arrive quickly and with great force. It is essential to drive safely. It can be simple to prepare your car for the winter by adding a few supplies and taking the necessary precautions to keep your family warm and safe while traveling. Accessories that should be in your car:  Tool kit: Prepared to handle simple roadside repairs. Jumper cables, fix-a-flat, duct tape, electrical tape, an adjustable crescent wrench, flat and Phillips head screwdrivers, and pliers should all be included.  Shovel (preferably collapsible)  A

Fire Starting Techniques: Methods for Starting a Fire Without Matches or a Lighter

Fire is a necessity for survival, whether it be for warmth, cooking, or signaling. The ability to create one without matches is also useful. Never assume that you won't need those useful little red-tipped tools at some point. Like the kid in Hatchet, it's possible that your single-engine aircraft crashes while you're flying over Canada's wilderness. Or perhaps while camping, a bear attacks and you lose your backpack. Even very strong winds or heavy rains can make matches practically useless, so it needn't be something so dramatic. It was a wet week, and I recall spending a couple of frustrating hours at boy's camp trying to complete my certification by starting a fire with flint and steel and wet tinder. My face was covered in soot and my eyes were burning from the smoke, but I was happy that I had succeeded in my mission. Here are a few tried-and-true techniques that will give you a warm fire if you ever need one, in the unlikely event that you never need to st

The Combined Approach To Living: The Off-grind and On-Grid Fix

Living off the grid actually costs a lot more than you might think. Being energy independent is a noble goal, but due to the costs involved, living off the grid might not be an affordable option. The majority of people might benefit more from using a hybrid solution if they have constrained resources and an even more constrained budget. Even as we frequently voice our dissatisfaction with the utility services we use, it is simple to forget that the costs of maintaining those services are higher than we realize. The majority of these costs for maintenance and upkeep will move from a utility service to you when going completely off the grid. It might be preferable to have a backup system in place in case your current services are interrupted. Also keep in mind that, barring extremely dire circumstances, staying put will usually be your best course of action. The Alternative Approach Although I would prefer to live completely off the grid, it is not practical for me. Your income may sever

Choosing The Right Boots For The Outdoors

Before choosing your walking boots, it's crucial to understand what each feature means given the wide range of walking boot styles and features that are available.  You can spend a lot of time outdoors supported and comfortable if you have the right boots for your adventures. It's challenging to endure nature's harsh elements. Without a good pair of shoes, surviving in the harsh elements of nature is nearly impossible. Your feet will be protected from the elements by wearing waterproof boots (water, heat, cold, snow, etc). The purpose of hiking boots is to provide your feet with the support they need to move with you, stay in line with your body, and shield you from the elements. What's your destination? Walking boots are designed specifically for a given environment. Depending on the terrain and conditions you'll be entering, characteristics like sole stiffness and ankle height will change. For example, you can choose a lightweight boot or shoe with some degree

Legacy Food Storage One Year Supply For 2 Adults -- 2160 Serving Package 554 LBS

Click on the image above to go to the product page  All of your family's emergency food preparations can be handled in one step by purchasing large quantities of premium food storage with a long shelf life. Three meals a day for two adults for a year are included in the 2160-serving package of freeze-dried disaster meals from Legacy Premium. This extensive bulk supply is the pinnacle of family food storage and makes mealtime in a disaster situation worry-free. Click here to go to the product page. Package Information Total Servings: 2160 Total Weight: 554 lbs Total Calories: 863,280 Serving Size: 1.5 Cups Click here to go to the product page. Premium 2160 Serving Package SERVINGS 2,160 AVG. CALORIES PER SERVING 399.67 TOTAL CALORIES 863,280 2,000 CALORIE DAYS 431.64 COST PER LB $10.38 COST PER 2000 CALORIES $13.32 RESIDUAL O2 CONTENT 0.11% CONFIGURATION POUCHES IN BUCKETS LARGE BUCKETS 18 MEDIUM BUCKETS - SMALL BUCKETS - LOOSE POUCHES - TOTAL POUCHES 540 PACKAGE WEIGHT 554 POUNDS

Legacy Food Storage One Year Supply 2880 Serving Package - 739 LBS

Click on the image above to go to the product page   A quick way to make sure that your family will be safe in an emergency is to buy food storage in bulk. This is particularly valid if the emergency food you buy in bulk is something you can count on to be scrumptious, hearty, nourishing, and shelf stable for decades. You get more than a year's worth of meals with all these advantages when you purchase the 2880-serving supply of food storage from Legacy Premium. Click here to go to the product page. Package Information Total Servings: 2,880 Total Weight: 739 lbs Total Calories: 1,151,040 Serving Size: 1.5 cups Premium 2880 Serving Package SERVINGS 2,880 AVG. CALORIES PER SERVING 399.67 TOTAL CALORIES 1,151,040 2,000 CALORIE DAYS 575.52 COST PER LB $10.28 COST PER 2000 CALORIES $13.20 RESIDUAL O2 CONTENT 0.11% CONFIGURATION POUCHES IN BUCKETS LARGE BUCKETS 24 MEDIUM BUCKETS - SMALL BUCKETS - LOOSE POUCHES - TOTAL POUCHES 720 PACKAGE WEIGHT 739 POUNDS (LB) TOTAL DIMENSIONS 38.13 CUBI

Legacy Food Storage Premium 4320 Serving Package 1108 lbs

Click on the image above to learn more about the product The 4320-serving supply of bulk freeze-dried survival food is without a doubt the pinnacle of preparedness for emergency food storage. It's a big purchase because it contains an unbelievable amount of food, enough to feed a person three meals a day for four full years, but it will be worthwhile when you consider that you will probably never have to worry again about how you will support your family in the event of an emergency. Click here to go to the product page Package Information Total Servings: 4,320 Total Weight: 1108 lbs Total Calories: 1,726,560 Serving Size: 1.5 cups Click here to go to the product page Premium 4320 Serving Package SERVINGS 4,320 AVG. CALORIES PER SERVING 399.67 TOTAL CALORIES 1,726,560 2,000 CALORIE DAYS 863.28 COST PER LB $10.04 COST PER 2000 CALORIES $12.88 RESIDUAL O2 CONTENT 0.11% CONFIGURATION POUCHES IN BUCKETS LARGE BUCKETS 36 MEDIUM BUCKETS - SMALL BUCKETS - LOOSE POUCHES - TOTAL POUCHES 1,0

Budgeting: Essentials for the Kitchen, Fridge, and Freezer

People are aware that the best way to feed a family on a budget is to plan menus and make everything from scratch. By filling your pantry, fridge, and freezer, you can ensure that you always have the ingredients on hand for making wholesome meals. Every pantry, refrigerator, and freezer should have these essentials, but make your own list of the things you like and use. PANTRY BAKING Baking powder Cornstarch Flour-Wheat and White Sugar-granulated, powdered and brown Chocolate-Cocoa, semi-sweet, chocolate chips Baking Soda Baking Powder Shortening Corn Syrup Molasses CANNED FOODS Beans-Black, pork and beans, kidney, garbanzo, white Broth-Beef, chicken Fruit-Fruit cocktail, peaches, pears Meat-Beef, chicken, tuna, salmon Soups-Cream of chicken, Mushroom, Tomato, Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce Vegetables-Corn, green beans, mushrooms CONDIMENTS Gelatin Maple Syrup Vinegar-Balsamic, white, apple cider Honey Peanut Butter DRIED FOODS Dried Beans-black, pinto, red, w

Surviving Christmas: How To Save Money on Gifts

It's the most beautiful time of the year, but after a year of rising food and energy prices, you might be feeling a little more stressed about Christmas and, in particular, Christmas spending this year than usual . It's that time of year to start thinking about Christmas. Being frugal requires starting early and planning ahead of time. Here are some tried-and-true ideas for making your holiday budget-friendly. Creating a spending plan will not only help you limit your spending, but it will also help you reduce your financial anxiety because you will know exactly what you need and how much it will cost. Establish a gift budget: Set a total limit and distribute it among the people on your list. When shopping, keep in mind and stick to your budget for each individual. Use cash only: Determine how much money you need to spend on gifts, food, decorations, clothing, etc. this holiday season, and then, if possible, take out that exact amount in cash. After you've done that, separa

How to Prepare For an Evacuation

You may be forced to evacuate due to a variety of emergencies. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare, whereas in others, an immediate evacuation is required. Planning is essential to ensuring that you can evacuate quickly and safely regardless of the circumstances. If you find yourself in this situation, consider the following advice. Have some good shoes right away. Many people claim they were unprepared to walk out or back through the debris left by their disaster. There may be no stores left to buy shoes from, or the stores may sell out quickly. Money: There will be no way to confirm the existence of funds in your account following a natural disaster. Local banks may be unable to provide services for days, weeks, or months as corporations dig out and rebuild. ATMs will quickly run out of cash, and there will be no employees to replenish them. If you find food, clothing, or gas for sale, you must pay in cash or you will be out of luck. Save a few hundred dollars for the

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