Surival and Disaster Planning – Don’t Forget Sanitation When The Grid Goes Down

Sanitation is going to be an issue in a green, yellow or red event.  Of course the longer a disaster event the more serious and better prepared you should plan being in regards to sanitation.  Why is sanitation so important?  Because people right now are used to being able to turn the knob at the kitchen sink or in the bathroom and get plenty of water to wash dishes and take showers.  People are used to being able to do their laundry either at home or at a local dry-cleaners.  Right now you collect your garbage a few times a week and put it out near the curb so the garbage man can pick it up and haul it away.  Right now when you flush the toilet your waste gets pumped away and you don’t have to give it another thought after the fact.

So if you don’t know how to keep proper sanitation when major disaster strikes, especially during a yellow or red event, the chances of you getting sick and dying increase tenfold.  Disease/sickness will run rampant if you do not know how Continue reading “Surival and Disaster Planning – Don’t Forget Sanitation When The Grid Goes Down”

Survival Food – Survival Seeds For Thriving In A Long Term Survival Situation

 

Along with hunting, fishing, and foraging for food in an extended survival situation, being able to grow your own food could mean the difference between barely surviving and thriving.  Knowing how to manage a garden is an excellent survival skill.  Knowing how to preserve what you grow for eating during the non-growing season is another highly suggested skill to acquire.

When planning for an extended survival situation where you can benefit from having a garden you need to seriously take a close look at the types of seeds available for growing.  Luckily, for people like you and I who are of the prepping mindset, there are many companies out there that sell “survival seeds”.  However, Continue reading “Survival Food – Survival Seeds For Thriving In A Long Term Survival Situation”

Survival Awareness – Bio-security Officials Sound Warning, News Feed

 

This certainly is alarming news being reported:  Combined sources for the information below is CNN and FOX news online.

The U.S. government is very much concerned regarding reports that Dutch scientists have created a highly contagious and deadly airborne strain of bird flu that is potentially capable of killing hundreds of millions of people world wide.

The U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Bio-security is currently analyzing how much of the scientists’ information should be allowed to be published if any at all.  There certainly are immense risks of having the scientific findings fall into the hands of terrorists or rogue states.

Following is a quote from a Senior US Bio-Security Official: “The fear is that if you create something this deadly and it goes into a global pandemic, the mortality and cost to the world could be massive.”

Many scientists reacting to the news are questioning whether the experiments and strain alteration should have been done in the first place.

For more information on this news story check out your own various sources one line.

This is just another reason to try and be prepared.  Stocking up on survival supplies such as water and food can certainly help.  But also you need to educate yourself regarding influenza and how to best fight it without being able to receive hospital care.  If a strain this deadly and as easily transferable as the one being talked about ever went global, care centers everywhere would quickly be overrun and shortages of medicine used to fight influenza would occur quickly.  Something this deadly would certainly incur a red event with a collapse of society.

 

Survival Retreat Planning – Part Three

 

In part one I wrote about why it is a good idea to have a survival retreat, especially for those living near or around cities.  Part two was about things to take into consideration when looking for a retreat location.  Part three is going to be about stocking up your survival retreat for yellow and red events.

The fact is that if you are facing a yellow or red event than you can almost certainly expect the power grids to be down and then eventually everything else.  You retreat will need to be ready for the kind of living our forefathers experienced before electricity and motorized equipment.  You need to be ready to get back to the basics such as growing your food in a garden, using an outhouse, digging a well, patching threadbare clothing, making your own soap, Continue reading “Survival Retreat Planning – Part Three”

Survival Skill Preparedness – Influenza Pandemic

 

Some survival situations are hard to plan for.  A large scale influenza pandemic is such an event.  A pandemic is a very real possibility that every prepper should take seriously and plan for accordingly.  There are things you can do to help prepare yourself for such a disaster on top of your own emergency survival food and general survival gear planning.

First let’s look at some information about influenza pandemics.

An influenza pandemic occurs when a new virus strain emerges for which there is no immunity in humans and for which no vaccine is already in place.  Such a virus causes serious illness and eventually spreads very easily from one person to the next. The Twentieth Century saw three influenza pandemics, two of which were major in size.  The last major pandemic occurred in 1957 and killed nearly 70,000 people in the United States alone.  The major pandemic before that was much worse, occurred in 1918 and killed just over 650,000 people in the United States alone.  Imagine how much worse the 1918 pandemic could have been in today’s modern world of fast air travel, long distance commuting and global shipping. Continue reading “Survival Skill Preparedness – Influenza Pandemic”

Survival Retreat Planning – Part Two

 

In part one of this topic I wrote about why you would want to have a survival retreat, especially if you live near a city when a yellow or red event crisis unfolds.  Some people will look for real estate such as a cabin on a lake or a secluded hunting cabin in the woods, others will look to purchase property in farm country and perhaps buy a small hobby farm, others may think to load up their camping gear and head into the backwoods for an extended period of time.  And there are others that will look for an in-town retreat, meaning a small community of less than a few thousand people. All are viable options, and some may be better suited for certain regions of the country.

Of the few options I mentioned above lets take a look at the two defining differences: Secluded survival retreats and in-town survival retreats. Both have their own pros and khans. Continue reading “Survival Retreat Planning – Part Two”

Survival Retreat Planning – Part One

 

Luckily large scale disaster events are few and far between.  Most survival situations run for a short duration and last less than ten days, and are referred to as a green event.  Most green events can be tackled by hunkering down at home with an ample supply of survival food along with survival water storage and some alternative cooking means such as a camp-stove.  Throw in some other basic survival gear, some common sense thinking regarding prepping and you are set to face a green event.  However, larger disaster threats are out there, and such events that fall into the yellow and red category typically spell bad news for entire regions and sometimes entire countries.  Worse case scenarios are world wide events, which is typically referred to as ‘the end of the world as we know it’ (TEOTWAWKI), or even the apocalypse.

You can pretty much count on a yellow (10-90 days) or red (90+ days) event having a complete breakdown of society. Continue reading “Survival Retreat Planning – Part One”