The U.S. Army Survival 21-76 Field Manual suggests a steady diet of locust, ants, termites and grasshoppers when food is scarce. Grasshoppers should be cooked, and be sure to remove their barbed legs that could get lodged in your throat. (Broccoli doesn’t sound so bad anymore, does it, kids?)
“The recent Mount Hood tragedy changed my perspective,” Smith said, referencing a climbing disaster in Oregon where three mountaineers died from exposure, despite a huge rescue effort. “A PLB might have saved their lives.”
However, you must be careful if you decide to consume wild plants, fruits or flowers. Some of these plants can be very dangerous and even poisonous if consumed. There is no definite way of telling whether a plant or fruit is toxic or not just by looking at it.
Again, this is in no way meant to be an ultimate taste. Some poisonous plants may not have either of these characteristics. But, if you are in doubt, it is better if you avoid plants with these characteristics.
Thank you for posting your blog! In light of all of the natural disasters that have been happening lately, I think we all could brush up on our emergency preparedness info! Especially because of the severe that many regions are faced with in these spring months. Disasters really can strike anywhere at any time. Thanks again for posting, and happy Earth Day!
I think I saw a line item for a Generator. I would like to add a few tid-bits if you are leaning that way. Don’t rush out after a large emergency and trying to get one (the unit or it and it installed). I would suggest a package that incorporates the off-the-grid craze ie solar and/or wind with the typical back-up power system. (Mainly for the Batteries)… IMO A proper system. First, it should be large enough to supply all of your electrical needs. (NOT WANTS). Second, it would be a multi-fuel; and multi-source system. If you just purchased an Electrical generator off the shelf. It has a really small fuel reservoir, and most runs on only one type of fuel. Gasoline.
I have been in numerous ‘tricky’ situations myself, and I always found my way out. Do you know why? Because I applied some basic survival tips that I learned throughout my life. Today, I am going to share some of those skills and tips with you guys. Trust me when I say this, these tips and tricks can save your life one day.
Tip: An air horn can also be used as a signaling system, alerting people who may be hunting or fishing to return to camp. Be sure to a few re-fill cans, if you want long term use — air horns have a limited life span.
Always aim to memorize the map of the area. You should always aim to have a laminated or waterproof case of a map to ensure security of map. We highly recommend that you try to memorize major landmarks, rivers, roads, and other areas that stand out on the map
Not only does this kit assemble into a shovel – perhaps the most basic of all survival tools – the handle itself is a multi-tool, disassembling into components that include a knife, a fire starter, a saw, a screwdriver, and on and on it goes. The adjustable shovel blade itself includes a ruler and a can/bottle opener, and one side of it is designed to be used as a knife edge. This shovel is a goddamn badass.
This is a rather unusual but very useful alternative to the typical bug out pack. The shape of the bag will allow you to store an unbelievable large amount of things. Plus, it’s very inconspicuous, especially when a hiker’s or camper’s backpack is often the easiest way to spot a person who isn’t from around the area, which can have its disadvantages. It’s a good way to pack lots of stuff without sticking out in public.