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”

Survival Preparedness – Flushing The Toilet During A Power Outage

 

You’ve found yourself in a disaster situation and have hunkered down in your home to ride out the event.  You have your survival food stores well stocked, plenty of drinking water for a dozen days, camp stoves and fuel, proper clothing, and a variety of other odds and ends you have included in your survival gear.

But what do you do with the human waste that is going to be generated when you drink and eat all that food?  Use the toilet?  Sure, that is possible as long as you have still electricity to run the well pump, or as long as the municipal water services do not fail. Continue reading “Survival Preparedness – Flushing The Toilet During A Power Outage”

Preparing For A Green Level Disaster Event – PART ONE

 

Of the three different lengths of disaster events, the green event lasting up to ten days is the easiest to prepare for.  Usually a green event can be met by hunkering down in your home.  However, this is not always the case, as some disaster situations may dictate that leaving your home is the safest thing to do.  Always think about your safety, and do what is right for you and your family in any disaster situation. In part one of this two part blog the topics of discussion will be survival water, survival food, and your shelter.

Water

You should plan on having a minimum of 1 liter of drinking water per person per day, and another liter of water per person per day for cleaning/washing/sanitation.  A person can easily die in 3-5 days without water depending on the environment.  And just because you are hunkering down in your home do not expect Continue reading “Preparing For A Green Level Disaster Event – PART ONE”

Survival Gear – Basic Three Day Emergency Survival Kit

 

The first thing to consider when putting together a survival kit is where you live and what types of natural survival events are you likely to face.  Somebody living where ice storms are common may have different needs than somebody who lives in the southwestern deserts.  But there are always a few things that are a must for consideration, and they are water, food, clothing, shelter and first aid.  This blog will only be covering the basic fundamentals of what you will need.  However, just by having an emergency survival kit will place you in Continue reading “Survival Gear – Basic Three Day Emergency Survival Kit”