Here’s a poem by the 13th century poet and scholar Rumi that I go right to whenever I need help to stabilize myself and feel good. It always makes me smile. Rumi describes life as like a ‘guest house’ where all kinds of things come and go and how we always have the choice to welcome it all, no matter what happens, and not to be a helpless victim. What does it say to you?
Just read ITEOTWAWKI- full of great information, concise and easy to follow. Made me feel better about some of my preps, makes me realize I am soooo far behind on others. But at least I am trying and making progress.
Today is the birthday of Momofuku Ando (born 1910), the Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and Cup-O-Noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Taiwan. (He died in 2007.) His inventions have saved counted thousands of American college students from starvation.
Scout your area. Though you shouldn’t move around too much, you should explore your immediate surrounds to find anything useful. You could find things someone left there before, be it a tin can or small lighter, it can be helpful significantly. Be sure you can always find your way back to your point zero as you search for water, shelter, or your way home.
How to survive a layoff YAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV/ShutterstockThe best thing you can do with your time (besides look for a new job, of course): Play ball! According to a happiness study from the University of Alberta, participating in physical activity increases life satisfaction three times as much as being unemployed reduces it. Also try these other tips to […]
How To Make a Gas Mask From a Two-Liter Bottle. In this video, Black Scout Survival makes a gas mask with a bottle, a can, rubber bands, cotton rounds, duct tape, medical tape, and activated charcoal.
This pocket-size tool is a knife first, but it’s also an LED light, seat belt cutter, glass breaker and a fire starter. That’s a whole lot of comfort to be able to keep in your front pocket. And it’s currently available for over $50 off its list price.
The form of the pyre or the fire lay is critical especially if you are trying to light it in a wet environment. Make sure that the shape of the fire lay is as conical as possible. If your fire lay is flat and scattered, it is going to be put out by the rain quicker.
Look, I had to include one big-baller survival tool, and it’s appropriate that it’s by Leatherman. This bracelet carries the Leatherman promise of quality (let’s note that 25-year guarantee again) but it also serves as a kickass and manly bracelet. A goddamn steel-tread bracelet. Wear it to the bar, wear it to work, wear it camping, wear it while you bone-down. Just, uh, be careful with that last one. That’s because this bracelet contains 29 screwdriver and wrench tools, along with a cutting hook, a bottle opener and even a sim card tool and glass breaker. Now that’s fashion.
We recommend visiting Survival Top 50 for the complete list. There’s some extensive information out there for those willing to spend the time to research and implement. Everything you need to prepare for scenarios ranging from natural disasters to a complete collapse of the system as we know it is available to you – for free.
The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. I’m always looking for things to add to my first aid kits, as long as the items are small and useful in many different ways. I fo…
If you only remember one thing from this wilderness survival guide, it’s this: The #1 wilderness survival priority is maintaining a calm center. Keeping your head on your shoulders. Staying cool. Sustaining a positive mental attitude.
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Even after the fire had died, the rocks will still hold on to enough heat to keep you warm. The heat of the rock can also be used to purify water. Simply place them inside aluminium cans filled with water. It will cause the water to boil, purifying it enough to be safe to drink.
• Let the air flow: The purpose of this shelter is to create shade. Use available material such as bark, leaves, a poncho, an emergency sleeping bag or blanket or any available fabric to cover one side.