Hand Drill Fire Building – SD Field Notes

Jason Slayer and Alan Kay show a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a hand drill to start a fire. Starting with a raised platform of sticks, they lay the tinder bundle on top of the dry surface before using the hand drill.

Once they have the hand drill built, they show the best methods to use to start the fire without expending too much energy.

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Self-Defense Training – The 4 Pillars of Defensive Handgun Training

One of the most frequently asked questions in the realm of self-defense training involves the use of weapons, like guns and knives, for protection. This article outlines the four areas that make up a complete defensive handgun training program.

I Think I Ripped My Pants

The title may sound like a tale from the popular kid’s show SpongeBob SquarePants however it has a certain ring of truth to it when it comes to survival. Surviving in the wild can be rough not only on the individual but also upon the persons clothing. Burrs on the woodland bushes are certain to snag the pants as are the overhanging branches getting caught on ones shirt. Add to that the amount of dirt that could be collected from a romp in the woods and the poor washing conditions and your clothing is certainly not going to last that long.

Salmonella Contamination and the Survivalist

Usually we open the newspaper or surf the internet and several times per year we end up seeing where one product or another has been contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. With this danger continually lurking how can a survivalist beat the odds and keep his family safe and secure?

It’s About the Future – Yours!

Will you be able to survive those first critical 3 days of a disaster with no electricity, water or medical help? WILL YOU?

Still Time For That Survival New Years Resolution

Although the New Year has already started you still have sufficient time to create that all important Survival New Years resolution list. We always hope for the best of situations but one never knows what disasters will be presented to us during the course of the year. That is why being prepared is so important.

Prepare For a Time When Disaster May Strike

Since 9-11 America has been making preparations for any sort of disaster that may be tossed at it particularly those which originate at the hands of our enemies. We have developed Emergency Planning Teams as well as various strategies in order to protect the public from a vast number of calamities ranging from pandemic flu, man-made or natural disasters and those which originate from potential terrorist organizations.

Winter Safety and First Aid

Winter is well and truly here now and the nation has begun to feel the effects of the winter weather. It’s unfortunate that with the winter weather comes an increase in injuries and accidents and therefore a busy period for our emergency services.

Thoughts on Basic Safety and Survival

Sportsmen will plan endlessly about what we need to have a successful day in the field, but few of plan about what we should have along should an emergency arise. Here’s some basics you should not do without.

Power Out! Use Your Fireplace For Heat

How to use your fireplace to generate heat in your home when there is a power failure. Tips on preparation before, during and after the power outage.

Tips For Preparing Your Earthquake Preparedness Kits

What should your earthquake preparedness kits contain? If you live in a region of the world that is susceptible to these natural disasters, then being prepared is an unpleasant fact.

Survival Gear For Beginners – Long Term Survival Food Strategy – Part 1

There are several things to consider when preparing your survival gear and supplies. Generally it is a good idea to have both a short term and long term strategy in regard to survival preparedness. Keep in mind that a preparedness strategy needs to be customized to meet you and your family’s individual needs, in terms of disaster planning, there is no such thing as a one size fits all plan. We will touch on some basic questions you may want to consider when planning and creating a survival kit.

Disaster Survival Kits Can Save Lives

No one knows when disaster may strike, but getting prepared beforehand will help you survive. No matter whether it is natural disaster in a local area, like an earthquake or hurricane, or man made disaster, terrorist attack and fire, you require having disaster survival kits with proper emergency supplies. The disasters will force you vacate your neighborhood, place of work or school or will detain you to your house.

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