Survival Awareness – Hurricane Sandy Coming Ashore

 

In case you have not been following the news, Hurricane Sandy is finally coming ashore and threatens easily 60 million people on the East Coast.  I hope people affected by this storm took the time to prepare themselves with specific survival items such as water, food, backup power such as generators, first aid supplies, extra clothes, means of cooking food and heating water and a wide variety other survival gear essentials.

 

The East Coast is bracing Monday for the impact of a powerful Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward the mid-Atlantic with 95 mph winds and a storm surge that forecasters called “life-threatening.”

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Survival Skill – Catch Rain Water

Fresh rain water can be an excellent  drinking resource during an emergency or after a disaster, so long as that disaster wasn’t nuclear or chemical where the air would be polluted with contaminates.  Being able to catch rain water for consumption and growing plant could be a lifesaver.

There are several ways to collect rain water, and the most common one I have seen is to collect it from a gutter downspout into a barrel around the house or tool shed.  I use such a system at my house and it works great.  However, for this blog we will focus on a more portable system for collecting rain water. Continue reading “Survival Skill – Catch Rain Water”

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”