A newspaper guy with decades of experience, Leon writes about survival from the point of view of an investigative reporter. The blog provides practical tips and safety guide to surviving an unexpected emergency or natural disaster, wilderness or urban settings.
During an emergency your community's water system can be shut down, and all residents will receive a boil notice. That means that all water should be boiled before using it. What do you do when the notice is lifted? How do you assure contaminated water doesn't get in your house?
Dead Reckoning is a method used to determine one’s estimated present and future position. Dead Reckoning can be done during periods of darkness, bad weather, in featureless terrain (e.g., the desert, whiteout conditions) or equipment failure (e.g., dead GPS batteries.)
About 10 percent of your body heat exits through your head. Conversely, sun beating down on an unprotected cranium can cause sunstroke, headaches and severe sunburn. A stocking cap may be what you need to handle both of these circumstances.
One way to prepare for potential emergencies is to read and learn from informative books with practical, usable information. “Camping’s Forgotten Skills: Backwoods Tips From a Boundary Waters Guide” by Cliff Jacobson is a literary resource that should be part of any survival or prepper library.
A little elbow grease, and some steel wool, can help you salvage a badly rusted cast iron cooking implement. Somebody’s rusty, dust-covered survivor of a failed camping trip may end up becoming a valuable addition to your cooking tools.