Today's conveniences, services and electronics are wonderful. These wonderful conveniences allow us more time to spend with family, growing a business, socializing, or enjoying leisure time.
But if the "merry-go-round" of easy electricity, access to water out of the tap, and food from the grocery store on the corner is disrupted for any reason, most of us will not have the skills to survive — let alone thrive — in a disaster situation.
The time to learn them is NOW — before a crisis rears its ugly head.
No good movies to see this weekend? Too expensive to go out to dinner? The weather sucks so outdoor activities are out too?
Put your weekend to good use — try to develop or improve all or some of these survival skills. You'll be glad you did it, either now or later. Some could even become a regular habit or activity. [...]
A disaster can strike with little or no warning at any moment. If you aren’t already prepared, disaster can turn into a tragedy. How will you and your family cope with it?
Do you have a plan?
Now is the time to plan how your family will stay in contact if separated because of some kind of disaster. Gather the family together to discuss and plan how you will all keep in touch, IF a crisis occurs.
Because we are used to being able to see a doctor at any time for any reason, emergency first aid information will be extremely important in the event of a disaster.
There are many scenarios in which access to medical care may be restricted or non-existent. Would you know what to do if you were on your own for a few days—or a few weeks?
Survival medicine and first aid might take a back-of-the-line place while we're busy gathering food, water, and other survival supplies. However, it's very important to know what to do if medical help and supplies are not available, such as when the grid fails.
For a long term grid down situation, we would need to prepare beyond the typical first aid kit. So let's dig a little deeper into exactly what supplies and knowledge we might need in our survival medicine repertoire.
Being comfortable using a knife will increase your chances of survival. Whether you are camping, building fires, or hunting and preparing game, knowing how to use a knife is essential.
However, knife safety is a tough aspect to grasp, especially if you’re a complete newcomer to the entire equation.
I love hearing stories from my parents of their life before I was born. Don't you?
My mother tells how, as a young girl, her mother worked at a department store and her father did all the cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising chickens, even though he also had a job.
Picture some natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, where most everything is broken or wiped out. The stores will be closed. Electricity will be interrupted. Most everything would stop in today's technologically-dependent world.
Many believe that Kokopelli was not just a trader but also a story teller as well as a messenger, bringing information and news gathered from other tribes. Also somewhat of a musician, Kokopelli announced his arrival (securing his identity and safety) by playing his flute as he approached [...]
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