Post-Disaster Power Protectors

Post-Disaster Power Protectors

Whether manmade, naturally occurring or merely the result of a freak accident, power loss can disrupt your daily routines and activities and, at its worst, change life as you know it. Mother Nature has the power to wreak havoc through tornados, hurricanes, blizzards and other extreme weather conditions, inflicting power lines, transformers and entire city grids to falter. In addition, terrorist organizations and rogue nations throughout the globe would like nothing more than to plunge our major cities into darkness with strategic blackouts aimed at creating chaos and disrupting our national provide chain.

When municipal utilities fail, there’s no different alternative than to create your own electrical power. This is where a generator takes over. But which one should you choose? What size do you need? And what kind of fuel supply should you use to power it? These are all important questions to answer well before a crises hits your town.

Powering Up

Basically speaking, there are two main kinds of generators to consider: portable and household. Transportable generators can be transported from one location to the other either by carrying them (if small enough) or by rolling them. Home generators are stationary. They typically are placed on a concrete slab and hard-wired into your house’s electrical panel. However, the operation of both types of generators is practically the same. They both use an outside fuel supply, like gasoline, diesel, propane or natural gas, to run an engine that turns a generator and ultimately produces …

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Best Home Fortification Secrets

Best Home Fortification Secrets

Few human initiatives are as ancient and respectable as home fortification. We separated ourselves from the animal kingdom by the strength of our wits, and our knack for self-defense. So in order to defend our family from others, we’d like to become home fortification experts.

Especially if the world we know collapses and desperate people want to take what’s ours. Now good home fortification doesn’t need a full castle moat and a mangled barbed wire fence ringing your lawn. making a secure home can be done by adding up lots of simple tactics. It all depends on how far you would like to take it.

So first you must ask yourself:

  • Do you want a secure house that looks as normal as possible?
  • Or are you trying to remodel the structure you live in to resemble a bunker with maximum defense capabilities?

The more difficult your home is to penetrate the more likely a criminal will choose an easier target. Make it an absolute pain-in-the-ass for the enemy, and he’ll move on to easier targets. (aka your neighbors).

So with that said, I’m going to share my very best tips to help you put your own personal home fortification plan in place.

Start With the Obvious – Security Cameras

A simple Google search can offer a large kind of home security and police work options. Systems you can purchase and have installed directly into your home.

Usually, these security services enable you to “arm” your home when you aren’t there or after you have gone to sleep. Once the system is armed, any windows breaking or doors being forced open will trigger an alarm that notifies local authorities.

They basically call 911 for you when somebody breaks in. However, this constant monitoring isn’t low cost. DIY surveillance systems are cheaper and can be set up with relative …

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Survival Skills to Escape Deep Freeze

Survival Skills to Escape Deep Freeze

When it comes to winter survival, the primary issue most people think about is attempting to stay warm, and for good reason. In as very little as 15 minutes in cold or wet weather the body can begin displaying symptoms of hypothermia, which will include shivering, chattering teeth and decreased fine motor skills. If not addressed, the body can continue to spiral into a deeper state of hypothermia, that could lead on to unconsciousness, frostbite and potential death in as few as three hours during extreme weather.

Nothing is worse in the winter than walking around with wet clothing or clothing that doesn’t keep you heat. Clothing may be a kind of shelter and it’s your first line of defense against adverse conditions. The key to dressing properly is in the layers you select. Dressing in layers permits you to remove or add clothing to thermo regulate. You definitely need to avoid sweating if at all possible, thus having a layer or two to remove to keep you cooled off is a good way to stay dry and keep your body in check.

I usually dress in three layers when in the eastern woodlands. These layers include a moisture-wicking base layer comprised of wool undergarments, a mid-layer that includes a fleece top and at times bottoms, and an outer shell that’s usually a wool blanket shirt, such as that offered by Lester River Bushcraft, and canvas …

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How People React When the SHTF

How People React When the SHTF

As preppers we all prefer to contemplate how different folks react when the SHTF, but it’s probably not as easy as we give it credit for. Because our country may be a melting pot of different cultures, totally different economic classes and different religious affiliations, folks can all handle certain situations differently.

For better or worse, we all handle things differently. Some of us are better problem solvers than others, and some of us don’t handle stress very well. A mix of upbringing, gene pool and our environment all play a role in how we develop.

The reason this is vital is because today we have the option of separating ourselves from situations, or individuals we want no part of.

In an SHTF situation we most likely won’t have that choice, while we can do what it takes to stay in our homes and out of danger, we’d be getting more visitors than we ever expected, and we need to be ready for them.

Here are some ways individuals will react in a crisis. But remember, people will be very unpredictable, especially in extreme situations.

No Answer at All

For the most half, and for varying reasons, most people won’t have any answer to any large scale event. This could be because they’re completely unprepared to handle …

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Travel Safety Tips

Travel Safety Tips

Before you travel, take a look at the local area, including weather patterns, where local hospitals are situated, what kinds of emergency services are available and, if you’re taking a foreign trip, the location of your local embassy or diplomatic building. Write down or create an emergency information card that you keep with you when you travel. Provide family members or friends your complete itinerary, including phone numbers and the details of wherever you’re staying.

Emergency Kit

First, communication is vital, thus ensure you’ve got chargers for cell phones. Try to keep your phones fully charged all day. If travelling internationally, contact your cell-phone company and ask regarding adding international telephone company for the duration of your trip, or think about buying a local prepaid mobile phone that you can carry around for emergencies. Just as vital, ensure you’ve got any applicable phone numbers …

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Medical Emergency Care

Medical Emergency Care

Every family or survival group needs a medic, and at any point in time, he or she could encounter a life-threatening medical emergency. In normal times, the goal is to get emergency services on the scene and the victim to a modern medical facility as quickly as possible. When bother hits, however, the family medic becomes the end of the line and must act quickly to stop a tragedy.

The classic example of a medical emergency would be when a person collapses. This can happen for various reasons, including life-threatening cardiac events like heart attacks, airway obstructions that prevent air passage, head trauma and even simple fainting episodes.


A heart attack is caused by a blockage in blood flow to a portion of the heart. It’s also known as a “myocardial infarction.” A heart attack may be mild or severe, depending on the amount of heart muscle that loses oxygenation. Common symptoms are chest, left arm and jaw pain or tightness, along with shortness of breath and light headedness.

What To Do: Immediately have the victim chew an adult aspirin or four baby aspirins, as well as any cardiac medications like nitroglycerin that they could have stockpiled…

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Stay Safe During A Riot

Stay Safe During A Riot

Any urban or residential area in America is rarely more than one headline away from anarchy. As recent events have shown, the cultural divide in our United States serves as a catalyst for social misbehavior ranging from civil disobedience to outright may hem. Once extreme activists pour fuel on the fire and neighborhoods begin to burn, there’s also a monotonously reliable phenomenon that plays out again and again: Unarmed citizens are systematically victimized while armed citizens tend to prevail.

There are factors at play in urban survival unique to this surroundings. The obvious best choice, if circumstances allow and nothing irreplaceable is left behind, is to escape till the dust settles and let FEMA get you a new home or business. I have a relative who escaped her upscale New Orleans home when hurricane Katrina literally as the armed mob rounded the corner onto her street. If circumstances demand that you must stay put, however, a little preparation can make a huge difference.

It appears that in each recent example of civil …

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