Author Archives: Jonah

When an Emergency Strikes Disaster Survival Gear Saves Lives

When it comes to emergency preparedness, it’s easy to get lulled into a sense of complacency. It’s difficult to face the reality that disaster could strike close to home, even though we’ve witnessed the devastation that comes from disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami, the tornado that flattened a Kansas town, and terrorist attacks like those on 9/11. The unfortunate truth is that earthquake, fire, flood, and storms can cause injuries, death, and destruction. More importantly – and more hopefully – much of the unbearable heartache […]

More info

Survival Tips – What to Do When Kidnapped

A little forethought and organization will payoff in a great memorable adventure for that next outdoors excursion you may have planned. The older liquid gas lanterns give off just as much light but you will have to refill the tank with liquid gas and this can be messy as well as dangerous if you are not careful. Both types of lanterns use mantels so be sure to carry extras. Bring along some good sunscreen. Even in the winter time a person can get a sun burn. You […]

More info

Stay Alive – Earthquake Emergency Preparation Tips

Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters. What makes it more annihilating is the fact that there is no precise way of predicting when an earthquake may occur. The most effective tactic to minimize the effects of earthquakes in human lives is to make adequate earthquake emergency preparations. During an earthquake, you will feel the ground shaking or rolling. If the movement of the Earth’s crust is really violent, you might even hear the ground rumbling or roaring. These earthquake characteristics may cause you to panic […]

More info

Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency or Disaster

Nothing makes clearer the importance of water than a large disaster; clean, fresh water becomes more valuable than gold. It’s easy to forget that without water, we just can’t survive. 60 percent of our bodies are water, in fact for infants, water makes up about 80 percent of their body, so it is even more vital they have access to clean drinking water. Unfortunately, following large-scale disasters, it’s not unusual that water supplies may be cut off temporarily or be rendered unfit for consumption. Everyone should know […]

More info

Putting Together a Home Earthquake Kit

If you live in an area prone to seismic activity, it’s vitally important that you have an earthquake kit in your house or in your car so that you’ll have emergency supplies if you need them. Even if you don’t live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, you might want to create a basic disaster survival kit to be used in case of tornados or other types of natural disasters. Ideally, your earthquake kit should contain enough supplies for you and your family to survive […]

More info

How to Prepare a Bug Out Laptop Kit

Can you imagine being away from your computer for an extended period of time? No internet, no email, no funny jokes, no games to play? Many people have found themselves in this position when the unexpected happens. In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist event or a bird flu pandemic, having access to your computer could be a lifesaver. Are you one of the many people who have all their personal and financial records stored on their computer with no back up and no way to […]

More info

Firearms and the Protection of Family

During the turbulent birth of our country, our forefathers gave us the right to bear arms via the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. There are many ongoing debates, pro & con on this topic. I for one, am grateful for the 2nd Amendment. Having worked in the law enforcement field for several years, I fully understand that most often, police respond to a call well after the crime has been committed. Crime prevention is relinquished to the individual. In those States that offers the privilege of offering […]

More info

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster

With the various types of natural disasters that have taken place in recent years, many people have started to realize that they may not be prepared for such events to take place. While no one wants to think it can happen to them, we have all seen the footage of Hurricane Katrina and it was a reality that this type of natural disaster is something that does happen to real people. Even the fires spreading out of control in California remind us of the types of natural […]

More info

Survival Food Supplies

Hunger is a bigger issue for outdoor survival than many think. Not only does it cloud your thinking, but it also makes you clumsy and slow, which can result in an injury. This is why learning more about survival food supplies is a crucial part of preparing for your outdoor expedition, whether it’s a short, day-long trip or one that will last several days. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for survival food supplies. The type of survival food supplies you pack with you […]

More info

Outdoor Survival Skills

Do you wish you could learn more about different outdoor survival skills? Are you less than confident regarding the idea of camping, hiking, or hunting alone? If this sounds like you, there are plenty of ways to ensure that you can spend your outdoor excursion communing with nature and enjoying yourself instead of worrying about emergencies. One of the most important outdoor survival skills you can learn is how to gather food. Regardless of whether you’re experienced or new at foraging, it’s nevertheless a good idea to […]

More info