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Earthquake and Power Outage Experience in the Philippines

Earthquake and Power Out Experience in the Philippines — This was my experience with a mild earthquake and a power outage, in the Philippines. Amazingly nothing was damaged by the quake.  I expected some things to tip over.  Latest reports say it was a 6.5 quake.  The epicenter was about 15 miles away.

Earthquake and Power Outage Experience in the Philippines   Editor’s Note: This full article is a guest post submitted to us for use on the site.  This was my experience with a mild earthquake and a power outage, in the …

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The Basic Emergency Plan – The Foundation of Preparedness

The Basic Emergency Plan – The Foundation of Preparedness - Whether you are realizing that you may not have the basics of safety and security buttoned up with your family, or are in a new home- the basic emergency plan template can help.

The Basic Emergency Plan – The Foundation of Preparedness A simple, basic, foolproof plan should be the starting point for any prepper. The catch-all plan is much more likely to be used than your specialized scenario plans. They are easy …

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Go Away Green – Disney’s Camouflage Paint

Go Away Green – Disney’s Camouflage Paint - Obviously, the military and Disney have taken a cue or two from nature when it comes to camouflage. The theme we explore in the article below is that camouflage doesn't have to be the typical "GI Joe camouflage pattern" we are all familiar with.

Go Away Green – Disney’s Camouflage Paint Disney is full of surprises. We have all seen how they used to hide adult images on their VHS sleeves; and if you haven’t it’s worth checking out. Today, we’re talking about what …

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9 Survival Skills You Can Learn Sitting on Your Couch

9 Survival Skills You Can Learn Sitting on Your Couch - Sometimes I marvel that as a society, we have gone so far that we need to even consider learning survival skills. It wasn't long ago when survival skills were needed to, well, survive. I will be the first to tell you that if I was dropped into a remote location without any tools whatsoever- I would probably not make it.

9 Survival Skills You Can Learn Sitting on Your Couch Whether you are a couch potato or an avid outdoorsman- everyone has some down time. This down time is the perfect time to relax, catch up with family, or even …

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The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden?

The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden? - Diversion tactics, such as dummy wallets, and other lesser used safeguards can be effective against muggings and robberies. While a CCP may be an even better way to not have your cash stash stripped off you by a mugger- it is not possible everywhere, especially if you travel.

The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden? Preppers know the importance of having cash on you at all times as part of your EDC. But what is the best way to carry it? Maybe you haven’t …

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The Best Survival Blanket – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

The Best Survival Blanket – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF - The effectiveness of a survival blanket revolves around three key aspects: versatility, functionality, and durability.

The Best Survival Blanket – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF It may seem odd that we are talking about survival blankets in the middle of summer. But, as preppers, I think we can agree that there is no better …

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The Utility Knife- A Prepper Favorite

The Utility Knife - A Prepper Favorite - A replaceable blade utility knife probably sees the most work for everyday mundane tasks. When you are working on a home project, the utility knife can be the workhorse you use for everything- keeping you from having to sharpen your survival or bushcraft knives constantly.

The Utility Knife- A Prepper Favorite There are countless tools preppers can use, as they are undeniably resourceful. One of the favorite knives that gets used for everyday carry (EDC) is not your typical folding knife. It’s not a fixed …

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Urban Search and Rescue Markings, and Why You Need to Know Them

Urban Search and Rescue Markings, and Why You Need to Know Them - You can use this information to learn about the marked buildings and tell who was there and when. You can find out whether your friends and neighbors are safe or have ended up as casualties.

Urban Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Need to Know Them In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, did you notice pictures of the cryptic markings that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) spray-painted on all the homes? These rescue markings convey …

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13 Ways to Catch Fish for Survival

13 Ways to Catch Fish for Survival - When talking fishing, most think of the rod and reel. In a survival situation, you may need to stay resourceful and come up with other ways to catch fish. From throwing rocks (seriously, it gets results) to trot lines, there are plenty of methods to try depending on the situation you find yourself in.

 13 Ways to Catch Fish for Survival Food is an essential part of survival. Being resourceful enough to find it on the move or in remote locations is a tough skill to learn. There are several methods to find sustenance- …

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INSARAG Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Should Know Them

INSARAG Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Should Know Them - The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) sends out guidance all over the world to standardize search and rescue procedures. If you are in the US, the FEMA markings would be more relevant. But if you are traveling to any other area of the world, or happen to live abroad, the INSARAG markings will be the markings of choice for disaster response teams.

 INSARAG Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Should Know Them Knowing the different search and rescue markings can prove invaluable in an emergency. They only take a few moments to learn, and you can be quick to decipher them …

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