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”
Learning to survive a disaster involves more than just stocking up on extra supplies. It requires detailed thinking and focused planning. It also is going to cost you money, and it can use up a lot of your time and take up extra storage space. Just from those previous statements survival planning sounds like a pain and a hassle to get started, but it can also be a lot of fun and you can learn some new skills.
Below is a list of suggested skills that Continue reading “Survival Skills – Suggested Skills To Learn”
Another Wisconsin regular gun deer season has come and gone. This year I find myself without having harvested any deer for the freezer. Oddly enough only two deer presented themselves to me this season, but neither of them presented good shots. It is not often that I get skunked, but it does happen. There just didn’t seem to be that many deer in the area that I hunt – the same area I have hunted for the past twenty years usually with great success. I hunt from the ground in a brush blind, and don’t bait the deer. Instead I rely on other deer hunters in the woods to push the deer around while I stay sitting and wait for the deer to amble by. Only on rare occasions do I leave my ground blind and walk about looking for deer.
So while I sat in my blind thinking about why I have not seen any deer, I got thinking about the need to hunt for food for survival or to at least help supplement stored food during an emergency situation. I didn’t get a deer during the nine day regular gun season, but when I go home I am not in danger of starving as I still have food in the pantry and I can go to the local market and buy something to eat if I need to. But what if I don’t have that kind of luxury? What if I need to hunt for food to survive?
That brings me to the topic of survival hunting. Continue reading “Survival Hunting – Hunting For Your Food”
Here is another Survival Skill Preparedness Drill that you can do to see just how ready you are for a disaster situation. This drill can be used to simulate any event that would require you to load up your vehicle with as much of your survival gear and leave your home and head to a predetermined retreat location. This drill is something that can be performed any evening or weekend, and does not require to actually leave your home, just quickly and efficiently load your vehicle so you can evacuate your home.
Sometimes in the face of certain types of disaster you will want to pack up as much of your survival gear as you can and leave as fast as you can. For whatever reason you decide it is not safe to stay in your home. It could be because of a toxic spill that took place near your home, or a hurricane is coming, or a terrorist detonates a nuclear bomb, or society crumbles and there is no law and order making the larger cities and towns unsafe, or any number of hundreds of possibilities. The point is you need to get out of dodge, and fast. Continue reading “Survival Skill Preparedness – Get Out Of Dodge; Loading Your Vehicle”