Survival Planning – Field Survival Kit

 

During the month of October and November, and even into December, many people take to the woods for hunting and hiking.  This happens in all states during this time of year, as autumn and early winter is when most states around the country have their annual deer hunting seasons and when trees start to turn colors.  I live in the Midwest State of Wisconsin, and most areas in Wisconsin are not overly remote where you are more than a few miles from a farm or cabin.  However there are regions within the state that are dozens of miles away from anything.  Hunting with bow or gun takes place in every nook and cranny around the state, and it does not matter how far out in the woods you choose to go, even if you are only planning on being out for a few hours for some small game hunting of rabbit or squirrel or the like, it is a good idea to have a field survival kit as part of your hunting gear.

I bring up this subject because I was talking with some people at my local gun club who were saying they travel light when they hunt.  I asked what they meant by traveling light, and the most typical answer was the clothes on their back, a gun (or bow), some rope, and a good knife for field dressing their wild game.  I countered back that I travel light as well, but that I also include a small pack with some survival gear.  I was asked Continue reading “Survival Planning – Field Survival Kit”

Survival Awareness – Comet Or Asteroid Impact, News Feed

 

An asteroid the size of a modern aircraft carrier, designated as Asteroid 2005 YU55, is set to pass very close to the earth today.  How close?  Within the moon’s orbit distance from the earth.  So close enough.

It is estimated to be traveling roughly 29,000 MPH, and makes a trip around the sun every fifteen months.  Luckily this asteroid is not projected to ever hit the earth in the next several hundred years, but the fact of the mater is that if an asteroid of this size ever did it would cause a major regional disaster.  It is not beig enough to kill all life on earth, or to even wipe out a country the size of the United States.  Texas, maybe…

What concerns me and many other preppers is that there are hundreds of thousands of asteroids out there floating around, and there are only a small percentage of them that NASA is aware of and that are being tracked.  Earth has been hit many times in the past when the solor system was young, and major strikes do still occur in our solor system.  It was just in July of 1994 that a comet (Shoemaker-Levy) impacted with the planet Jupiter.  In 1908 in Siberia Continue reading “Survival Awareness – Comet Or Asteroid Impact, News Feed”

Good Example Of A Green Level Survival Event – Current News

 

It is all over the local news for October 30th and 31st.  Major snow storm hits the northeast and millions are without electrical power, and in many areas it is suspected to be almost a week before power is restored.  This is a prime example of a green level event, and one that you should be able to prepare for if living in climates that get snow storms.

Connecticut: 800,000 without power

Massachusetts:  640,000 without power Continue reading “Good Example Of A Green Level Survival Event – Current News”

Survival Planning – OPSEC

I think at this point there should be something said about a term called OPSECOPSEC is a shortened version of saying ‘operational security’.  As a prepper you certainly should practice a level of OPSEC, meaning you want to keep your survival preparations mostly to yourself and talk it to anybody and everybody you meet.

The reason for this is that things can go wrong, and when they do you want to make sure that all your time and money spent on making yourself prepared is done to your own benefit.  For example, let’s say you have stocked up your home with enough emergency food and water to keep your family of four comfortable for ten days of a green level event.  How long do you think your food and water is going to last if twenty people that you mentioned your prepping plans to decide to come asking for handouts? Continue reading “Survival Planning – OPSEC”

Survival Awareness – Drinking Safe Water

 

I have posted a few blogs regarding the need to have a survival retreat.  Those posts can be found here: part one, and part two.  However before I display my third post on that subject I wanted to take some time to talk about water.

Water in regards to survival/disaster planning is probably one of the most important things you need to think about.  A person can survive many weeks without food, but can only survive about three to five days without water.  Depending on your day to day activities you may need more water or less water.  Obviously laborious activity is going to require you to drink more water than laying around doing nothing because you are going to be perspiring more and need to replenish what water your body uses.  So survival water really needs to be at the top of your preparedness list when you are planning for any Continue reading “Survival Awareness – Drinking Safe Water”

Survival Awareness – Terrorist Detonated Dirty Bomb

 

If you have been watching the news over the past few weeks you have heard of the Iran linked terror plot to assassinate foreign ambassadors on U.S. soil by means of an implemented explosive device (IED).  More recently there has been another terror plot uncovered in Texas where five foreign Muslims were arrested and found with pictures of “infrastructure” around the country including malls, government buildings and water systems.  A quick internet search of news over the last few months will show many terrorist plots being uncovered all around the world, and some some places they are not uncovered in time and people die.

The threats are out there, and it is no hidden secret that terrorist groups would like nothing more than to be able to get their hands on radiological material and detonate a bomb on United States soil or one of our allies far that matter.  It was just this past anniversary date of 9/11 that it was suspected a dirty bomb was going to be detonated in or around New York City.  Terrorist are much more likely to be able to get their hands on material for a dirty bomb than have the ability to detonate a nuclear bomb.  So for now lets focus on dirty bombs and what we can do to prepare. Continue reading “Survival Awareness – Terrorist Detonated Dirty Bomb”