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With winter comes the possibility of hypothermia. And with long immersion in water, even not-that-cool-water, comes the possibility of hypothermia (water conducts your heat away 25x faster than does dry air). And being damp in a sharp wind comes with the possibility of hypothermia. In fact, any time your core temperature drops by much, you’re hypothermic. Normal body temperature is 37 C (98.6 F); 35 C (95 F) and below is hypothermia.
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A 72-hour food supply is one of the easiest and handiest things you can prepare. When it comes to a short emergency food supply, it is pretty simple, you just start stocking a little more of what you eat every day, and only include the items that have a lengthy shelf life. But how much should you be storing in a 72-hour kit for quick evacuations and short disasters?
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Having read hundreds if not thousands of articles on preparedness, one of the common themes that I see consistently among all authors on all platforms is the focus on skills. Certainly, the advantages are obvious; if you know how to make a fire, then you’re able to do it in the moment without having to break out your boy scout manual and fail multiple times in the moment. You can practice on your own time during a non-emergency, and learn everything there is to know about knots, cooking, preserving, growing. In the moment, you can’t ask an attacker to pause so you can quickly study up on your Tae Kwon Do, or ask the oncoming floods if they could recede for long enough for you to build an adequate barricade for your home.
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Sure, it’s not a pretty topic– but as soon as the garbage man stops coming, or the sewer main shuts down, you’ll thank yourself for thinking about this issue ahead of time. Not only will waste pile up quite quickly, but the sanitation issues it causes will become a serious problem, particularly if this is a long-term SHTF scenario, or if there is a pandemic afoot.
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This new article is actually a re-post of one of the my old articles that I wrote almost 3 years ago. The guy that I wrote about in that article died few days ago, and that is the reason why I am re posting this. I use to knew him very well, the man that he became at the end was almost a stranger to me. He did not die shooting an AK47 at the politicians who once “pushed” him to war with their “infinite honor” and “our cause” stories, he did not wrote book about his experiences, he did not become hero. At his funeral there were 9 people, including guys who are paid to finish the job with shovels.
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Long before thrift shopping was cool, I was doing it to stretch my budget and because I just couldn’t afford new things. In fact, my parents did the same thing! I grew up on hand-me-downs until I outgrew my cousin’s clothes. Almost all my books came from used bookstores and the library. We went to auctions and garage sales. My parents needed to stretch their pennies too!
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You might love walking in the rain, but it doesn’t mean you enjoy being stuck in the rain while camping. If you are in a situation where you are camping out of necessity, getting caught unprepared for rain storms can lead to illness and many other problems.
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The topic of OPSEC (operations security) comes up all the time on SurvivalBlog, and I wholeheartedly agree that it is an important topic for all of us. But I believe it is an important topic with potentially more than one right answer, depending on your particular situation and mindset.
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We learned a huge amount during our recent minisplit install, and I thought I’d try to sum up the most salient points in one post to help others who might want to follow in our footsteps. First — is a minisplit a good idea in a trailer? Most installers told us no because the rooms at the far ends of the mobile home won’t receive uniform heat. We’re used to heating with a wood stove, though, and don’t mind using space heaters at the extremities to top off heat as necessary. We figured the much higher efficiency of a minisplit compared to a mainstream electric furnace or traditional heat pump counteract this slight downside and we still feel that way after enjoying our new device for a few blissful days.
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Today I sure am glad that I have gloves with Thinsulate! We had a snowstorm yesterday and temperatures are in the single digits! Working the snowblower, shoveling, and raking the roof of our ‘shelter logic’ all took several hours while out in the cold. Brrrrr… I am a well seasoned northerner and am prepared for most all things “cold” up here. In fact it’s quite a production to switch over all our gear when the seasons change.
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