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Emergency Lighting System (ELS)

Friday, 04 January 2013 23:59 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
The Emergency Lighting System (ELS) was designed to provide a valued Prepper Link member with a lighting system that can be remotely activated, that utilizes energy efficient lights, and provides a “base” solar power system. Additionally, the system was designed so the user can add more components over time. When…

Selecting a Handgun

Friday, 21 December 2012 02:07 Written by
Published in Firearms
What could be so difficult about finding and buying the ideal handgun for self defense? If you are a first time buyer, it can certainly be a daunting task. There are dozens of manufacturers and each offering dozens of models; little ones, big ones, long barrels and short. Plastic frames,…

Breaking Old Range Habits

Friday, 14 December 2012 03:08 Written by
Published in Firearms
Real life situation firearms training is far more complex than standing at a static distance from a bullseye target and striving to turn the “X” ring into a dime sized hole in the paper, with a boxful of ammo. It is a series of exercises designed to train both brain…

Medical History and Screening Form

Monday, 10 December 2012 20:55
Published in Medical
The medical history and screening form allows you to keep track of the medical history for your family and group's personnel. By understanding medical issues, and risks, you can ensure that you have the appropriate medical supplies and medications stored prior to an event, or collapse situation. Additionally, by understanding…

The Medical Clinic

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
Right, so you have been designated the "Medical Officer/Doc/Medic" for your group’s retreat/BOL and you need to set up a "clinic area" to deal with any, but hopefully not too many, patients. If you are new to this task, it can be overwhelming. The following article leverages my experiences dealing…

First Aid Evaluation Flowchart

Monday, 03 December 2012 00:00
Published in Medical
Have you ever wondered which first aid steps you will need to conduct if you walk up on a casualty, or one of your family or group members is injured? Or, what about the order of first aid tasks; which tasks have higher priority over others? Instead of recreating the…

First Aid Evaluation Patient Chart

Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00
Published in Medical
Hopefully, you and your family will remain safe during a family outing or a grid-down situation. However, if injuries are sustained,  you will need to closely monitor the injury and the patient's vitals. Here is our take on a first aid evaluation form (a modified version of the Wilderness First Aid .pdf).…

What to Expect: When the Shooting Begins

Sunday, 25 November 2012 03:00 Written by
Published in Mental Preparedness
What if the prepper’s worse nightmare has come true?  The country has descended into total anarchy. All government infrastructures have collapsed, leaving the populace without police protection.  Groups of bandits roam at will and are openly committing every heinous act imaginable. You are armed and out in the open, when…

Hurricane Sandy Lessons Learned

Friday, 23 November 2012 02:40 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Even if you are not a prepper, have thought about prepping, or think prepper’s are crazy, please read our initial assessment concerning Hurricane Sandy, specifically the fatalities located in the New York area. What you will not find in this assessment is any propaganda faulting the Obama Administration, the Federal…

The Warrior's Spirit

Friday, 16 November 2012 23:55 Written by
Published in Mental Preparedness
What is it that makes a person rush into a burning building while everyone else is rushing to get out? Or, will make a person throw themselves on top of a hand grenade, with full understanding of certain death, in order to save the lives of others. It’s more than…

Collect Rainwater During Any Situation

Monday, 19 November 2012 19:47 Written by
Published in Water
A disaster has struck. Your reliable public water supply is no longer working; there is a power outage. You have procrastinated, or thought “a long period without power would never happen to me”, and have not stored any water.  Or, you did not know that most public and private water…

Airway Management

Sunday, 04 November 2012 20:54 Written by
Published in Medical
Airway management can be any number of procedures intended to assist a casualty victim in maintaining a patent (open) airway so that the victim can either breathe on their own or, receive ventilation through mechanical means. Maintaining a victim’s airway can be a very simple, or an extremely complicated procedure,…

Wounds: The Good, the Bad, and the Extremely Ugly

Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
As Preppers, how many times have we heard our most basic of needs referred to as “beans, bullets and bandages?” It’s a fairly generic means of describing the need to stock up on food, personal protection equipment, and health care supplies. Of course we aren’t stocking up on just beans…

Survival Tablet: Part 2 - Digital Content

Saturday, 13 October 2012 20:22
Published in Survival Bag
This is the Part 2 of the Survival Tablet, which will discuss finding and organizing digital content. If you have not read Part 1: Data Storage Methods and Personal Information, please do that now. Most of us have saved dozens of reference materials to our computer, or have printed them…

Suturing Introduction

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
You have decided to stock sutures in with your emergency medical supplies, but while looking at the vast number of suture products available, you're not sure which products to purchase. Let's cover the information you need to know about sutures so you can make a more informed choice. Article submitted…
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