Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

For the second week of National Preparedness Month, we thought we would turn our attention to the skills all of us should possess, but only a few do. Knowing how to perform CPR and other emergency first-aid techniques may not only save the life of a loved one but may save your own as well. Taking CPR or first-aid classes as a family is an enjoyable experience that will bring you all closer while learning truly critically skills. There are numerous life-saving techniques you can learn…

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The Get Home Bag

The bug out bag is one of the most talked about bags is one of the most written about bags in the prepper blogosphere; however, the Get-Home Bag (GHB) may be the bag you are most likely to use during a crisis. The Get-Home Bag (GHB) is a survival kit designed to get you home if a catastrophic disaster occurs while you are away. Hopefully you will be able to make it to your vehicle and drive home, even if you must detour, but experience teaches that isn’t always possible. One of the unforgettable images from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 was large groups of people walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with the dusk and smoke blocking the view of the twin towers. Design your Get-Home Bag (GHB) with the assumption you will need to walk home.

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PrepperMed 101: Deadly Dehydration

The Beans, Bullets, bandages, & You Blog has a great article on Dehydration. Staying hydrated during an emergency situation or disaster is very important. Therefore, having a ready supply of water is vital to surviving an emergency situation or disaster.

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100 Items That Will Disappear In An Emergency

hese are at least 100 items that will disappear in an emergency at the very least at your local grocery or big box store. Can you picture the empty store shelves after a disaster? I have seen them after a flooding episode here in Southern Utah. Luckily, only the bottled water shelves were empty, but you can imagine if we had a major emergency. I’m hoping as you read this list you will think of the things that you will want to stock in your home so you are better prepared. You don’t have to store everything on this list, just the things that you would miss if the roads and highways shut down.

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How To Sharpen a Knife Properly: Hunting & Survival Blade Sharpening Tips

The actual process of honing your pocket knife, survival knife or hunting knife’s edge of your knife’s blade is a relatively simple process which may seem like it requires little explanation. But there’s a lot that actually goes into sharpening your knife properly. For example, different types of blade steels and different types of blade grinds require different grits and different honing angles.

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Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan?

For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is? The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify what we will need.I will let you in on a little secret. Worry more about what you don’t have in comparison to what you do. Instead of concerning yourself with quantity, think more about categories.

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How To Put Together A Vehicle Survival Kit

Have you been thinking lately that maybe you need a vehicle survival kit? If a disaster hits the road you are traveling on, you may want a few of the items listed below in your car or truck. Everyone is different, but I hope this list gets you started. If you think of some ideas, I will add them to my list to help others. Let’s help the world be prepared for that unforeseen emergency on the freeway, back roads, or highways.

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Oregon Woman Survived 7 Days In The Wreckage Of Her SUV

  A woman from Oregon was found alive after crashing her SUV in Big Sur, California.  Angela Hernandez survived for seven days in the wreckage of her Jeep Patriot by siphoning water from a nearby creek. Using the radiator hose of the crashed vehicle, Hernandez was able to siphon water…

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GMRS / FRS Real Effective Ranges

We have all seem a pair of walkie-talkies claiming a range of anywhere from 6 to 50 miles; anyone who has used a GRMS/FRS Radio knows the actual range is much, much smaller.   The folks over at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You have been testing the ranges of various  consumer GMRS / FRS radios. 

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45 Survival Uses for the Humble Tarp

Most people have had occasion to use a tarp at some point to keep firewood dry, temporarily patch a leaky roof, or in some cases for shelter. But when SHTF, there are a variety of survival uses for a humble tarp. We’ve listed 25 of these uses below.

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10 Prepping Activities To Do With Your Kids This Summer!

Summer is coming! The kids will be out of school very soon and will need ideas to keep them out of trouble and off your nerves. Teaching kids prepping should be at the top of your list of things for them to do. We put a lot of emphasis on adults knowing how to prep, but we really should be teaching the next generation how to prep too.

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Israeli Bandage – How To Use It To Stop Traumatic Bleeding

The ‘Israeli Bandage’ is highly recommended for First Aid Kit trauma preparedness. It has a large sterile non-adherent pad surface to cover the wound, and is attached to a length of elasticized material (like an ‘ACE’ bandage). It uniquely wraps to a hemorrhaging wound with a built-in pressure applicator. The device can potentially save life between time of incident to urgent care…

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