The latest government effort to apparently reduce the population revolves around bringing people with Ebola to America. Dr. Kent Bradley was working with Ebola patients in Liberia when he contracted the disease, as was missionary Nancy Writebol. Both, for whatever reason, were flown back to the USA for treatment despite the highly-contagious nature of the virus.
You may already stocking your garden or above-ground greenhouse with the right crops for survival—but did you know that with an underground greenhouse, you can grow year round, even in the unpredictable environment of a apocalypse. The benefits of an underground greenhouse far outweigh the effort to construct one. It's cheap, sustainable farming, and you'll have fresh produce for your family in time of need. Read on for a get-started guide on constructing your own all-season underground greenhouse.
If the worst happens and the apocalypse comes, you are going to need more than a reliable vehicle, a safe place to hide, and enough granola bars to last you several weeks. You’re going to need a way to communicate with others.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stay in touch with others in a post-apocalyptic catastrophe. The following devices will be both used and useful when the zombies are walking the Earth, looking for their next meal:
While individuals and small families can get by with a relatively small place, larger groups (like friends and extended families) will need something much bigger, but it can be challenging to build a hub that is spacious and safe enough for a large group of people. So how does that change your preparations and what should you know about accommodating so many survivors? The following tips and ideas can help you get started.
There is great debate among preppers as to whether the family dog should be included in evacuation scenarios. Those who do decide to take their four-legged friends must incorporate them into their overall survival plan. A dog can serve as a Swiss army knife of sorts, if properly trained for the situation. Failure to prepare will not only put your dog at risk, but your entire family as well.
In the face of disaster, nuclear war, and the impending collapse of Western civilization, mankind will always be able to rely on two particular things when it starts to hit the fan: their trusty canine friends, and dirt bikes. When disaster strikes, you likely won't be traveling the 13,000 miles that the average American logs per year. But transportation can be the dividing line between supplies and communications in the event that grids and networks shut down, making it crucial for survivalists to look for a solution. Why is a dirt bike the best choice for survivalists?
Ready for the next uncomfortable topic? It’s not as sexy as our favorite firearms, it’s not as cool as our reading lists, and it’s far from as comforting as our food supplies. It’s rape, the attempt to prevent it and how it’s dealt with afterward. I think we all expect crime to go up during a protracted crisis, and maybe the unspoken theory is that rapes will go up with it. As it is, estimates suggest that between ‘1 in 4’ and ‘1 in 10’ women have been sexually assaulted or have escaped an attempted rape. Men and boys under-report, but that’s a high number, too. Put 30-40 guys in a room and chances are, 1 of them has admitted to being sexually abused in a survey or on a report. That’s prevalent enough to try and prepare for, with or without a disaster situation. But, rape may be coming from an unexpected angle.
72 hour kits are crucial for being truly prepared. For example, what if your house were to burn down? Unfortunately, the food storage, and all your emergency preparedness, would burn with it. Your only saving grace would be having your 72 hour kit in your car.
Think about this: An intruder charges toward you. Your heart is pounding and you're shaking from shock. What's a better weapon to have within reach? A pistol (that will probably miss your mark because you can't steady your hands) or a shotgun (that will send a spray of pellets toward your enemy)?
You never know when you'll need to put simulated survival skills to work in real life. Knowing how to hunt and trap game in a survival situation is a crucial skill. Rabbits and squirrels are some of the most common small game animals for hunting and trapping food. There are other sources of meat that can get you through in an emergency. You may actually like them once you try them.