thief

Home invasions are a very scary and very real thing. However, you can take steps to avoid having your home invaded in the first place, even if you’re bluffing. First thing you want to do is try to ward off any would-be criminals – especially desperate ones during a SHTF situation.

This can be achieved by having plenty of warning signs out in your front yard such as “beware of dog” and “Protected by [security company].” There’s nothing a burglar hates more than a loud dog that draws attention to them, and can even attack them.

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With the way that the world is headed, it’s only a matter of time before you’re going to need to rely on only what you have on hand to provide food for yourself and those you love.

When you don’t have the choice of heading out to the grocery store, you need food choices that will be there when you need them. There are plenty of different foods that you can store right now that will last you for years.

One of the options you can choose is Mainstay Emergency Food Rations. These are high calorie, compact meals that can help you survive in a bad situation. The meals have a shelf life of up to 5 years, so make sure that you stock enough for every member of your family. The meals can handle a wide range of temperature changes. So bitter cold and extreme heat will not damage these meals. Unlike some survival foods, these won’t cause you to become thirsty after eating them, which makes them handy to eat while on the go. Each of these packets that you’ll get has 9 meals in it. Each of the meals has a calorie count of 400. When you order these rations, they come in a box of 10 packages.

You’ll also want to consider getting MREs like the X MRE Meals 1300XT. These are meals ready to eat just like you’d find in the military. These meals have a 5 year shelf life and you get 6 meals in every case that you order. Each of the meals contains at least 1,300 calories and you can get meals as well as snack packs. Some of the flavors are chicken and pork or tuna and beef. There are even vegetarian choices. Some of the MREs contain bread or crackers or tortillas. You can also get mixes with nuts and raisins or chocolate. Peanut butter is one of the MRE staples and you can also get dessert MREs. Some of the MREs contain drink mixtures as well.

You have to think long term when it comes to options for your survival. You have to create a way to continually replenish what you eat. That’s why you need to get the #1 Heirloom 100% ORGANIC Vegetable Garden SURVIVAL Seeds, 50 Variety pack. These seeds can keep for decades and won’t spoil – even if frozen. The seeds have the ability to give you more than 8,000 vegetable plants. You’ll get a huge variety of seeds – such as beets and broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, carrots, melon, okra, onion, bell pepper, pumpkin, zucchini, watermelon and more.

Freeze dried foods are another option. You can get plenty of variety with Mountain House Best Sellers Kit. With this kit, you get plenty of delicious meals like chicken teriyaki or beef stroganoff. Or you can get great desserts, too. All you have to do to prepare any of these pouches is simply add boiling water. You’ll get 2 servings in each of the generous pouches. This food supply can safely store for at least 10 years.

When you have a family to provide meals for you want to make sure that you get plenty. You’ll find enough for your family with the Mountain House Classic Bucket. This bucket gives buyers 12 meals including lasagna with meat sauce, noodles and chicken plus more great choices. The packages offer 2,000 calories per day and can be safely stored on top of one another and can keep for 10 years.

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You need to have the right supplies in order to be able to survive when a SHTF situation occurs. It’s especially important that you have all the medication items you could possibly need ready in advance.

One of the things that you need to have is a survival first aid kit. If you get one like the Ever Ready First Aid Fully Stocked First Responder Kit, you’ll have what you need for emergencies together in a handy bag. What’s also great about this bag is that it’s roomy enough for it to be customized with any other medical supplies you might want to add. In the kit, you get a stethoscope and a blood pressure machine.

You also get a CPR mask and face shield. It also has a foil baby bunting. This is needed to help keep a newborn warm. You’ll get bandages for wounds as well as dressings for burns. There are plenty of alcohol pads and material to address traumas. Plus, you get a splint, a tourniquet, gloves, scissors and a seat belt cutter. The bag is sturdy and has a waterproof bottom.

When there’s an emergency and you’re in the middle of a bad situation, you can’t count on help coming your way. For those times when you’ll have to depend on your own skills, you’re going to want to know exactly what to do. A book like The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way is a guide that can help lead you through how to handle any emergency situation. The book covers a variety of medical as well as dental issues and teaches you how you can be prepared to handle whatever happens. You’ll learn how to treat infections and injuries and even how to handle ongoing medical problems. You’ll learn about antibiotics and how to administer them as well.

You’ll want to make sure that you have an Adventure Medical Kits Tactical Field Trauma with QuikClot Kit, because losing too much blood can lead to a life threatening situation. QuikClot is a material that can help the body clot so that the bleeding slows and stops. In the kit, you get an assortment of bandage sizes ranging from 1″x 3″ up to a 3″ x 4″. You also get butterfly closures. The kit includes gloves, hand wipes, trauma pads, safety pins and forceps. You’ll also get medication like aspirin and ibuprofen as well as antihistamine medication and after bite medicine.

When you have to take care of a tooth emergency, you’ll need something like the Adventure Medical Kits Dental Medic Kit. This kit holds the mixture to repair a cavity, cotton rolls and pellets, toothpicks, dental floss and one bag of natural pekoe tea. There’s also medicine to dull the pain of a tooth emergency. The kit also has instructions to help guide you through the situation.

When you bug out, you’ll be taking along your faithful pets. Just like humans, they also need to have a bug out bag ready to go. You can find a good one with Dog Deluxe Bug Out Bag Survival and Disaster Dog Evacuation and First Aid Kit. This bag contains water, food, a pet first aid kit and even toys. Plus, you’ll get a food and water dish as well as a collar and leash. You’ll also receive bags to clean up after your dog’s waste. A light stick and signal whistle come with the kit, too.

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Gluten-Free

Most people can’t imagine living through a period of time without access to the foods that they need to live. They can’t imagine not being able to simply get into their car and drive to the store and buy whatever it is that they want.

Yet, it’s already happened. Chaotic events all around the world have disrupted food production, food delivery and keeping products on the shelves at the stores. Taking into consideration the state of the world, many people have chosen to make sure they have a storage supply of foods on hand.

For those people, not being able to buy the foods they want and need at the store will be an inconvenience until the crisis is solved. However, for other people, not being able to buy the foods they want will be more than an inconvenience.

For people who have gluten allergies, not being able to buy food without gluten can trigger some unpleasant reactions. Those people will have to deal with stomach pain, bloating, headaches, fatigue and upset stomach if they have to eat food items that contain gluten.

That’s why if you have a gluten allergy or if you have loved ones that do, you need to make sure their emergency food supply doesn’t contain gluten. You can do this with the purchase of Gluten Free Survival Meals.

These great tasting meals are guaranteed to be gluten free. Not only are the meals easy to make, but they’re easy on the budget, too. These survival meals cost less than other brands, yet still deliver the recommended 2,000 calories in the servings per day.

In addition to that, the serving sizes aren’t skimpy, either. You get almost twice as much food in a serving size as you get with competing brands. The foods are all produced without GMOs, MSG, trans fat or cholesterol and have a guaranteed 25 year shelf life so you can keep them safely stored until you need them.

The foods come in Mylar pouches which helps to prevent the food from spoiling.

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laundry

The electric washing machine and dryer are time and labor saving devices, but they’ve only been around for the masses for about 60 years. For thousands of years before that people had to do their laundry by hand.

If you’re ever in a survival situation and don’t have the electricity or other resources needed to do your laundry by machine, then you’ll need to do laundry by hand. It will take extra work, but you’ll find you can get your clothes very clean.

Laundering clothes frequently is especially crucial in the event of a pandemic that’s viral in nature. You want clothing kept free of germs so that you’re disinfecting and cleansing each item.

First, you’ll need some supplies – including a large wash tub (could be a bathtub, sink, or separate bucket), detergent, clothesline, and clothespins. In the past, people used washing boards to help scrub items, but that’s not necessary.

Once you have supplies ready, fill up your wash tub with the cool water. Add detergent – the amount will depend on how much water you’re using. If you’re using a large bathtub you can use the same amount you’d use for a washing machine.

Place your dirty laundry in the large tub – as many as you can fit loosely in the tub. Allow the clothing to soak for a few minutes. Then swish them through the sudsy water gently.

Keep swishing until the items are clean. You may need to scrub stubborn areas. Drain the tub and then add cool clean water. Raise and lower each item until you feel that all the soap has been removed.

You may need to rinse twice if you find that your clothing still feels soapy. Then drain the water from the tub. Gently squeeze each garment in the laundry to remove excess water.

You don’t want to twist the fabric as that can stretch it. Once you’ve removed the excess water, you can then hang your clothes to dry. If you’re able to hang a clothesline outside in the sun, then this is the best method for drying and disinfecting.

The sunlight acts as a natural dryer and can sanitize items at the same time. If you’re not able to hang clothing outside, you can use areas over tile or bathtubs to allow the items to dry.

You can remove even more excess water by laying items on a clean towel and then rolling up the towel to absorb excess moisture. This will shorten the drying time. When you’re cleaning items such as towels and sheets, you may want to use warm or hot water if it’s available. However, even if you have to use cold water, the soap will help break down soil and get them clean.

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backpacks

Urban survivalists have studied all the aspects of how to live through a disaster that will wreak massive destruction. A major part of the advice and information provided by their websites, blogs and manuals involves the preparation of tools and supplies that should go into an urban survival bag. There are many types of gears and kits that can be assembled by survivalists as well as people who would rather be safe than sorry. Here are a few interesting samples of what an urban survival gear is and its contents.

Urban Survival Gear Samples

A variant of larger more complete kits would be the urban survival gear called GHB (get home bag). The premise behind this bag is that people are not necessarily at home when disaster strikes. Therefore, the first thing they must have would be a bag that has all the things needed to safely make it home. This bag should include things like water, a breathing mask, a flashlight, a radio, good walking shoes, a bandana, sunglasses and food.

In discussing urban survival gear, some blogs not only provide lists of everything that might be needed, sources from where they can be purchased and critiques of goods. But the gear of all gears seems to be what is referred to as the bug out bag (BOB) which should contain what you need for survival in case you need to evacuate.


Most BOBs agree that the following items should be in the bag:

  • Enough water for at least three days. Computing water needs at one liter per person per day, each person would need at least three liters. Because water is both bulky and heavy, most articles on BOB would advice having water purification tablets and filters. Most also advise that the BOB should have some water gathering device such as a collapsible bucket.
  • Most survivalist experts advise that the BOB should contain freeze dried meals, energy bars and backpack meals. These supplies should be good for three days at the very least.
  • The basic clothing needed in a BOB would include good comfortable walking boots, a pair of long pants and two pairs of socks made of nylon or some other non-absorbent material, underwear, a hat, bandana. Here’s the tricky part: clothes in the BOB should be regularly checked and changed according to the season.
  • A good BOB would have provisions for shelter: a tent top, a mat or tarp for flooring and some sleeping bags. The important thing to consider is that these supplies must really keep the evacuee dry and warm.
  • A first aid kit is an indispensable part of a BOB. Most will recommend that you build your own medicine kit so you really have the things you need not some minimal pieces that may prove inadequate. Have some elastic bandage for sprains and an antibiotic cream you know you are not allergic too. If you are on regular medication try to put a week’s supply in your kit.
  • Emergency supplies are a vital component of the BOB. These supplies include matches, a small saw, cooking utensils, two good flashlights with back up batteries and a good survival knife which most blogs will tell you to learn to use and maintain.
  • Weapons are always an item in most bluntly written articles on survival gear and some will recommend getting a gun. Most survivalists will emphasize the need for protection but the majority will treat the in-depth discussion of guns as a separate topic.
  • A good number of survivalists will say that if you can learn to use a ham radio, it is a really good thing to have. Ensuring some means of communication is important in the aftermath of a really big disaster but that is a whole subject of study in itself.

The contents of a BOB are things that are actually readily available. A quick glance at the lists most survivalists publish would show they are actually made up of things that are already available in the regular household. A BOB is far from impossible to put together so maybe even ordinary non-survivalists would do well to put one together.

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self defense

When a SHTF situation happens, it’s highly likely that at some point, you’re going to have to know what to do to protect yourself and those you care about. Whenever there’s chaos in an area, those intent on doing harm to others will look to find someone to target.

They’ll want to steal possessions from you, take your money – and in some cases, cause you physical harm. For the sake of yourself and those you care about, you need to be prepared.

One way that you can be prepared is by having the right weapons to defend your home. Remember that by the time someone is close enough to be able to grab you, the stakes become higher.

firearmA person intent on causing harm won’t care what he (or she) has to do to subdue you or get you out of his way, so you want to stop a situation as soon as possible.

This is why you need to have guns in the home. Sometimes, you won’t even have to use it in order to scare off people who intend to rob you or harm you. In many cases, all it takes is for the person to see that you have a gun and he’ll run off.

You need a gun that’s capable of long range shooting (such as a shotgun) but you also want a smaller one such as a pistol. When there’s a SHTF situation going on in your area, you should keep your gun on you at all times.

Besides a gun, you could also benefit from having a knife as a weapon. You can keep these on you and in hand to hand combat, and a knife can quickly convince your opponent to leave you alone.

Sometimes, though, the best course of action is to hide – like when you’re facing too many opponents. Two to one or three to one are terrible odds and you could get seriously injured or be killed.

So if you don’t feel your chances of surviving a SHTF situation is in your favor, then hide and remain hidden until the threat has passed. Teach your family members to do the same.

martial artsYou’ll want to know how to defend yourself physically if you don’t have access to a weapon. Plus, sometimes, having a self-defense skill is all the weapon that you’ll need.

When you have the right knowledge and strength, you can use that to your advantage in a survival situation. The reason that it’s wise to know martial arts is because it gives you an edge in the event that you can’t get to your weapon or you’re outnumbered.

Martial arts can even the playing field when you’re up against more than one opponent and getting a weapon or hiding isn’t an option. You can learn the skills of martial arts by taking classes that teach karate, kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Tae kwon do and more.

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What is crisis management? As experts state, crisis in an organization, a nation, business, family or in a relationship is unpredictable. It comes in times when you are actually best prepared or, worse, least prepared. Crisis may come in many forms, fiscal, relational or natural. And often times when not prepared, dealt and responded accordingly a crisis could lead to a catastrophe. Crisis however is never unexpected, which definitely suggests that people in an organization, business, government, family or relationship know the risks and the incidents that may occur.

This is in this light that crisis management is formed inside an organization. In a business organization particularly, crisis management is referred also as the incident management. Often times it is associated with business continuity management and emergency management although these terms only refer to short term or “first aid” response to a crisis. Crisis occurs in different sectors of the society and this does not exempt educational institutions, non profitable units and even churches and religious groups. In crisis management, crisis is defined in three ways: it could mean a threat or risk to an organization, a brief decisive time or an component of surprise.

One of the definitions of crisis in crisis management is that it is a risk to the organization. But it must be made clear that crisis management is only a component of risk management. The results of a failed risk management all the more cannot be called crisis.

To better understand the purpose of crisis management, here are its benefits and the objectives.

First, crisis management will give the organization the capability to evaluate a situation both from the outside and inside of the body. Second is to aid the organization in the redirection of an unfavorable course. Next is to find ways in implementing business continuity despite crisis. Fourth is to gain better resilience. Fifth is to uphold social responsibility. Sixth is to acquire management skills in dealing with serious events. Seventh is to magnify the expectations and roles of every member. Eighth is to augment morale, confidence and ability within the body. Ninth is to enhance risk management. And finally, crisis management is made to protect the reputation of the organization.

Crisis management has helped many large corporations in the US including Johnson & Johnson which destroyed millions of its medicinal capsules after being sabotaged by a murderer. Crisis management may involve temporary serious incidents; survival however is still the key. So don’t allow crisis to escalate into a catastrophe.

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berkey water purifier

These Berkey water filters have become the standard of excellence by which all other water filtration systems are measured. They provide the freshest, cleanest water possible from the world’s most superior water filtration systems.

The Berkey Light is the most advanced passive water purifier available. It removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts, chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, foul tastes and odors, and reduces heavy metals without removing the healthful and nutritional minerals your body needs.

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