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.

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.

If life were a Mad Maxx movie, death by dehydration would involve deserts and grimy men with lots of beard stubble. Since most of life is not Hollywood, death by dehydration mostly looks like a baby with diarrhea. Or a toddler who’s had a bad fever for several days. Maybe it looks like an adult prostrated with heat who can no longer sweat. Whatever its face, dehydration is a lot more dangerous than mutant biker gangs in the real world.

How can we recognize this problem when its developing, and what should we do about it if there’s no medical professionals around to help? I’m not a physician (and this is not me giving you medical advice), but here’s some of the ideas the medical people have to offer.

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Message from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on National Preparedness Month

“Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” That is the theme this September for National Preparedness Month, an opportunity for us to remind our families, friends, and communities to get ready for disasters and emergencies before they strike. Thinking ahead can save lives. So we are working to create a “culture of preparedness” nationwide, which requires all Americans to prioritize preparedness efforts in their daily lives. I urge all of you to take the time to evaluate your preparedness and learn how to protect your family so that if disaster strikes, you are ready.

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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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How to Use a Compass and Map

Google Maps and GPS are amazing. But do you know how to use a map and compass to navigate if you suddenly couldn’t use (or trust) any electronics? Even with modern technology, people get lost and die all the time — rescue workers even have a name for it: death by GPS.

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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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Lost in the woods? S.T.O.P! -Survival Lessons

Lost in the woods? Remember the survival acronym S.T.O.P.! This 4 letter word will help keep you from panicking, reorientate yourself and develop a plan of action to survive and find your way out of the woods. This survival tip also helps in any emergency or disaster situation where you need to keep from panicking and focus on your current situation.

Survival Lesson: S.T.O.P
S: Stop (Stop walking and stand or sit still
T: Think (Think about your situation and how you got there)
O: Observe (Observe your surroundings for hazards and resources)
P : Plan (Plan what direction you will walk in and when to set up camp)

5 Reasons to Become a Trained Weather Spotter

I’m a weather addict. My husband makes fun of my fascination with hurricanes, news of tornado outbreaks, floods, heat waves — he just doesn’t understand my fascination! However, if you look at the top stories of any given year, at least a few will be weather-related, so I know I’m not the only one who is obsessed!

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