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Chainsaw, Tree Felling, and Debris Removal Equipment

Friday, 19 September 2014 02:26 Written by
Published in Getting Started
The following guide will cover the required items for chainsaw operations, tree felling, and debris removal. This guide is intended for someone new to using a chainsaw, the occasional chainsaw user, human powered alternatives, and anyone interested in clearing debris following a storm. The example equipment used in this guide…

Prepare to Bug Out on the Water

Saturday, 09 August 2014 16:15 Written by
Published in Getting Started
If the worst happens and a natural or man-made disaster is imminent, you will want to move your family to safety as soon as possible. While some preppers are focused on finding an out of the way location in the woods or out in the desert, bugging out on the…

Basic First Aid Kits

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
The key to medical preparedness is planning for the possibility that you may not be able to receive professional medical treatment when an injury or illness presents itself.  In the present, we simply go to a family doctor, urgent care center, or emergency room when medical assistance is needed. The…

Shelter in Place

Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Certain types of events, such as chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, may make going outdoors dangerous. Likewise, you may want to limit the outdoor environment from entering your home. Shelter in Place is the act of taking immediate refuge, whether it is at your home, work, or vehicle, and limiting…

Building a Bug Out Hub for a Large Group

Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:34 Written by
Published in Getting Started
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…

Free and Low-Cost Preparations Available in Autumn

Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Wherever we are, there are almost always tasks for homeowners to accomplish in autumn. Even if you rent or own a condo or townhouse, there are ways to benefit from those tasks. Additionally, autumn offers opportunities related to its iconic holidays and the turning of seasons allows us to ear…
The common cold is the onset of systems breakdown, the weakening of the immune system due to lack of nutritional supplementation overall, poor diet, and/or hygiene practices (but not limited to). A few symptoms of the common cold can be recognized as a disorder of the respiratory tract also caused…

Perimeter Security: Trip Wire Alarms (Part IV)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Shelter
In previous discussions, we’ve talked about encouraging an intruder to a specific area where he can be observed, and how we’re going to slow him down once he gets to the gaps we’ve created. At this point, according to the laid-out plan in parts I-III, you’re going to hit the…

Perimeter Security: Stumble Wire (Part III)

Saturday, 20 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Shelter
In an earlier article, we discussed setting up multi-purpose fencing in various sized yards. In that fencing, whether a typical fence or an edible hedgerow, whether you make one exterior fence or two, you’re going to leave breaks and gaps where they can be observed. These breaks are where the…

Supplement: Top 10 Things to Accomplish

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Given the recent influx of Prepper Link Members that are new to Prepping, we wanted to create a supplemental guide to our Top 10 Things to Accomplish article. When you are new to prepping, everything becomes a little too overwhelming. I wish I could tell you the “lost” feeling changes over time,…

Survival Networks, Mission Statement, and Bylaws

Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Most Preppers believe that there is strength in numbers, and while I agree, I believe most are not measuring their individual, family, or group strength correctly. While, the average type-A personality Prepper attributes strength as physical strength, or the number of able bodied gun-slingers and the quantity of weapons and…

Kerosene - A “Bug In” Fuel Source

Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
In a short to medium term disaster, where there has been damage to the fuel or energy infrastructure, you may find yourself sitting on a food stockpile with no way to cook or boil water for sanitation purposes. You may also find yourself unable to heat your home if your…

Transportation: Vehicle Recovery and Gear (Part III)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
In our first two articles, Part I: Vehicle Specific Items and Part II: Vehicle Tool Kit Checklist, we addressed items needed for basic maintenance and repairs and the tools necessary for basic maintenance and repairs. This article, Recovery Gear (Part III), will address self-recovery. We use the term self-recovery to…

Transportation: Tools and Expendables (Part II)

Monday, 08 July 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
This is Part II of our vehicle series. In Part I: Vehicle Specific Items, we addressed the items that you should have in your vehicle or stored at your residence, for emergency purposes. This article will address the minimal tools and expendables, and some add-on tools and expendables that you…

Transportation: Vehicle Required Items (Part I)

Friday, 05 July 2013 23:14 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Always having what you need, when you need it, is a philosophy that Preppers live by. However, it is easy to get lost in all of the “requirements”, and we take some things for granted that should be common sense. At the core of our survival plan is transportation; regardless…
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