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Why You Need to Prepare for Weather

Why You Need to Prepare for Weather

If you are going to prep for any disaster, it should be weather related. This is the #1 most pertinent kind of survival prep, because it is the least predictable. The possibility of war may come and go, terrorist attacks are growing more likely every day but still aren’t widespread, martial law is practically just a conspiracy theory, and you’re sure to see The possibility of war may come and go, terrorist attacks are growing more likely every day but still aren’t widespread, martial law is practically just a conspiracy theory, and you’re sure to see an economic meltdown coming […]

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Safety Tips for Traversing Wet Ground

Safety Tips for Traversing Wet Ground

If you find yourself trekking across long distances or happen to be in a very wet environment, you might be faced with the difficult task of crossing very moist, muddy ground. Any veteran who’s been in a tropical battle zone can probably tell you how dangerous this ground can be. A muddy path doesn’t seem that serious to the untrained eye, but after you’ve been slogging through it for a bit, you don’t want to find out the hard way just what a challenge it can be. Dangers of wet ground First of all, very wet ground is unstable. You […]

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Tips for Surviving a Tornado

Tips for Surviving a Tornado

Tornadoes cause devastation across Midwestern states each year. Unfortunately, people die in these storms, so it makes sense for you and your family to be as prepared as possible if you live in or are visiting states that are in the path of tornadoes. Although you might not have too much warning before the storm hits, the experts are getting better at predicting tornadoes. Always listen for tornado alerts and messages and follow the instructions provided. Keep aware of the way the weather changes and stay inside. You can often tell that a storm is on the way by the […]

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Weather Prediction for Survival

Weather Prediction for Survival

Knowing what weather is coming can be a life-saving skill in wilderness survival.  If you recognize the signs of a coming storm you can forego your planned movement, prepare shelter, gather firewood, or fish (fish feed more before storms).  On the other hand, if a storm catches you off guard you could easily die from hypothermia or drown in flash floods.  These are some ways that people have used for centuries to help predict the coming weather.   Red Sky Observing the sky, especially at the beginning and end of the day can tell you of coming weather.  A red […]

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Starting A Fire In Terrible Conditions

Starting A Fire In Terrible Conditions

It’s an ironic twist of life that the situations where you most need a fire for heat and light are often the situations in which it’s hardest to start one. When the weather is wet, windy, cold, icy, or just downright miserable, fire doesn’t like to cooperate. But in these situations, staying warm and getting some hot food or liquid in your body is often a matter of survival. Here are a few tips for getting your fire going in bad weather. The driest part of available kindling with be at the heart of logs, not the smaller dead twigs […]

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