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“Disaster survival food is about the last thing on your mind when you’re trying to bug out of an emergency. Imagine you live on the east coast. 5 miles from the beach. An emergency disaster comes, and even though you don’t live directly on the beach, your area is going to be ….not wiped out … but.. .useless and uninhabitable just like with hurricane Katrina. Evacuation notices go out, and you have to leave. now. What do you grab? What about food supplies for survival?
What are the problems that people encounter with disaster survival kits, emergency food supplies and disaster survival food? When hurricanes and earthquakes come, what survival foods are best? What kind of food preparedness is best?”
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Many apologies to my subscribers for being away for a while. Sometimes even the most dedicated find themselves sidetracked and distracted for a while. (Chris)
A re-post from The Art of Manliness.com who in turn posted it as a guest (sponsored) post by Creek Stewart representing Dockers. Credit where credit’s due.
“Whether in a boat, on a plane, travelling through Africa, taking a road trip or Backpacking the Rockies, our cell phone has become a regular piece of Every Day Carry (EDC). I think it’s pretty safe to say that we will probably have our cell phone with us if ever faced with a tragic survival situation. It’s also not hard to imagine that it might not be working. Regardless of the reason, a broken or busted cell phone is STILL an amazing collection of pieces and parts that, with a little insight and creativity, can be used to help meet a surprising number of basic survival needs. How do I know this? I busted open a handful of cell phones to find out.” Creek Stewart.
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By Jamie Griswold for My Northwest .com
“For me, I feel like being prepared for a natural disaster primarily is just being responsible,” said Jason Pedwell, a manager in a legal services company from Sammamish, who admits he falls under the title “prepper,” but said he doesn’t often advertise it.”
“I think if there’s any place in the world that was well prepared, even perhaps more prepared than we are here (the US – Ed), it’s Japan. They have a strong infrastructure, and this place, they had cities wiped off the map. Seventeen- thousand people died, a million and a half people were displaced for months without food and water. Fortunately, the world sort of rallied together and supported that effort,” said Pedwell.
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Fukushima: ‘country will be evacuated if No. 4 fuel pool collapses’ — ‘Should be hundreds or thousands of people working furiously every day’
Reported by ENEnews.com
Chris Canine has 15 years experience as a Health Physics Technician, Chemist and Radiation Safety Instructor. He has worked at over 20 plants throughout the United States, Japan and Mexico — including Fukushima #1 and #2 in the late 1970′s.
“The amount of radioactive material in the fuel pool dwarfs the total amount at Chernobyl by a factor of 5 to 10… If #4 SFP collapses it will be lying on the completely open ground, probably going critical on and off in portions of the pile for years…”
“Nuclear experts will soft sell the ramifications because that is how the industry works. When the experts “have concerns” about the situation at #4 that means they are pooping their pants.”
Chris Canine. May 15, 2012.
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Presented by Survival Common Sense .com
Emergency preparedness means you should have backup systems or plans for heat, lighting and water. If you’re lucky, the power won’t be off long, but batteries are gone after a few days, unless you have a way to recharge them. A generator will only work until it runs out of fuel.
One of the more important aspects of urban survival during winter storms is lighting. Without a lighting plan, you could end up in the dark from when the sun sets at around 5:30 p.m. until dawn. The right lighting supplies can make this situation more bearable. (Source)
Although I don’t completely agree with this author’s reliance on candles (what could be worse when you are bunkering down in your house than a house fire!) I do agree that they are easily stockpiled. There are also good tips and links to other articles embedded in the text. (WCS)
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Prepare for Electric Power Outages – Survive the Storm | Common sense survival tips and safety guide to surviving an emergency or natural disaster; Survival Common Sense – Wilderness or Urban Emergency Preparedness and Safety Guide.
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In the wake of a natural disaster, it’s important to be aware of conditions that could put you in harm’s way. Though most people often think of mold as the most toxic byproduct of natural disasters such as flash flooding and hurricanes, there are several environmental hazards to watch out for too.
This is not just relevant to post-disaster times, but for general day to day maintenance of your current home or one you might purchase, or your compound, shelter, cabin.. anything. (WCS)
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Presented by “The New Me” blog, a well presented and very simple guide to making your own rain barrels.
Homesteading is going to be a big part of the Disaster Survival UK blog and there will be plenty more of these to come. Follow the link below to check out this brilliant DIY guide.
Jonathan Fincher for Gizmag.com
Anyone who has been through earthquake drills in school knows the standard defense against falling debris is for students to crawl under their desks. Unfortunately, while this might block a few pieces of stray drywall and glass, a wooden desk isn’t going to withstand the crushing weight from large chunks of concrete or steel. In fact, people hiding under their desks could very likely become trapped with no way out. That’s why two designers have developed an “earthquake-proof” desk that can absorb the impact of up to a ton of weight and even provide emergency routes for rescue crews to reach trapped students.
The two students submitted the design for the end of year Design Extravaganza in Milan after submitting it to tests including dropping 1 Tonne blocks of steel and concrete onto the tables from above. In every case the table top was destroyed, but the structure of the table remained intact, potentially protecting anybody sheltering underneath. When arranged in rows, as they would be in classrooms, the tables create ‘tunnels’ for either escape or easy access for the Emergency Services.
The design works by integrating ‘crumple zones’ into the structure of the tables, visible in the above picture as the red posts at the top of the table legs. This distributes the force of falling debris to the ends of the table, traditionally the strongest part as the legs are just underneath.
The students; Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno are currently awaiting a patent and an approval by the Padua University before they can begin shipping their innovation to the world’s disaster zones.
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From 14news.com (USNBC)
The Red Cross and the EMA say there are several measures that all of us can take to ensure our safety in the event of a weather emergency.
Red Cross spokesperson Julie Krizen says preparation for a weather emergency is a three step process.
“There’s really three essential steps that people can take to make sure they’re safe when there’s incoming severe weather. And that is making a kit, make a plan, and be informed. Things that you should include in your kit are drinking water, a first-aid kit, gloves, just anything that can keep you safe,” noted Krizen.
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NEW ORLEANS — In one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by flooding in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, developers have built a prototype house that’s aimed at providing a quick housing solution for areas blown away by hurricanes and tornadoes or knocked down by earthquakes.
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