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Reviewed by Jim Cobb Dave Canterbury is one of the most well-known survival instructors in the United States. His Pathfinder School has taught thousands how to survive in the bush. Dave has also been featured on television, as the co-host of Dual Survival for a couple of seasons. He’s been there, done that, and truly [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:39 pm

Water, more specifically clean water, is essential to survival. Common thought is that one can live perhaps three days without hydration. As a practical matter, the latter day or two of that time frame will be spent in delirium and agony. Suffice to say, you need water to live. Purifying Water when Bugging Out You [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: January 22, 2015, 1:30 pm

We are very fortunate to be living in what we might call a renaissance when it comes to disaster readiness. At no other time in history have we had such a wide array of products available to us. Of course, that also means it can be rather overwhelming when you’re trying to make a decision [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: January 16, 2015, 2:00 pm

It has become increasingly common to see and hear news reports of riots, looting, and other forms of civil unrest in our cities. The causes are varied but the fact is, if you live or work in an urban area, you are at risk of getting caught in the middle of a potentially violent situation. [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: January 8, 2015, 12:10 am

Growing up, one of my favorite survival authors was Ragnar Benson. Over the years, I’ve read many of his books and enjoyed all of them quite a bit. Very knowledgeable, full of common sense approaches to survival methodology. I can’t recall in which book of his I first read it but he came up with [...]

The post The Thermodynamics of Survival appeared first on Emergency Preparedness.

Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: December 29, 2014, 6:28 pm

As you journey down the path of disaster readiness, you’ll no doubt amass some sort of food storage. This might be special freeze-dried and/or dehydrated foods or perhaps just simply stocking up on some extra canned goods and other “normal” foods your family eats regularly. Whether you take one particular approach or maybe a combination [...]

The post Offgrid Cooking Solutions appeared first on Emergency Preparedness.

Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: December 17, 2014, 2:06 pm

Emergency blankets, sometimes called space blankets, are found in just about every survival kit on the market today, as well as being available for separate purchase. They can be crucial to survival, provided you understand how to use them properly. Emergency Blankets are More Like Thin Tarps The term “blanket” is actually something of a [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: December 9, 2014, 2:39 pm

For many of us, our pets are truly members of the family. They aren’t employees that are only there to perform a duty. Instead, they are much more like children, albeit with fuzzy faces and a lack of a command of the English language. It stands to reason, then, that we need to consider their [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: December 3, 2014, 4:15 pm

Perhaps more than any other point in history, paperwork rules our lives. Sure, we’ve made some strides in saving trees by using electronic media rather than actual paper in many cases, but the fact is, red tape often seems to conspire against us. This is readily apparent in the aftermath of disasters. You have insurance, [...]

The post The Importance of Document Storage appeared first on Emergency Preparedness.

Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: November 27, 2014, 6:19 am

How much food do you have in your home right now? If you had no way to buy more, for how long could you feed your family using only what you have at this moment? What’s in Your Pantry? If it is anything less than a couple of weeks, you really need to consider stocking [...]

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Author: Steve Thibeault
Posted: November 24, 2014, 2:27 pm




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