When SHTF, do you currently have a strategy? If you can no longer remain at house, do you believe you can reside in the wilderness? Ask yourself these concerns so you can prepare much better.
.When SHTF, how to Live in the Wildnerness.
A popular method of handling the full-blown collapse of society is to bugout. When things end up being illogical, the bugout is generally a way of leaving your house and neighborhood.
There are some severe catastrophe scenarios that will need you to leave house and never ever returned or possibly not for a LONG time, such as:
Radiological Disaster .Civil Unrest and Tribal Warfare in the Cities and Suburbs.Lethal Pandemic.Enormous Natural Disaster i.e. Yellowstone Super Volcano, New Madrid Major Quake.
Just among others.
Since many people are restricted by just how much cash they have, the defacto bugout area is typically an area in the wilderness. This is the most inexpensive location that is far from individuals numerous preppers benefit from it, in theory.
Living in the wild, even for a brief time, is exceptionally tough. If you aren’’ t spending quality time in the woods currently, you are at a hinderance. To cut through the sound, I believed it would be intriguing to ask yourself 7 basic concerns that will assist you choose whether you can actually reside in the wilderness.
.What do you like to consume?
Are you consuming fish, video game meat, and wild plants ? Have you prior to? The important things that you like to consume will inform you a lot about how you will fare in the woods for an extended period of time. You will consume bitter nuts, gamey meats, and perhaps even some bugs !
If you are a fussy eater, the woods may not be the very best choice for you.
.Just how much do you enjoy your bed?
Our climate-controlled presence is something we consider given. Even the majority of the hiking and outdoor camping crowd do much of their outdoor camping in the most seasonable weather condition. This is for excellent factor. I suggest who wishes to be out in the woods when it’’ s 20 degrees or when its 98 degrees?
If you have actually done this or want to suffer through this and have the ability and equipment to survive through this, then you might have the ability to lvie in the wilderness succesfully.
.Can you actually make a fire?
Sustaining and making fire needs practice. Many individuals can begin a fire, however it takes preparing to sustain that fire and to prepare for your next fire. Fire will be how you prepare, keep warm, make your drinking water safe and it will likewise be your light in the darkness.
.Can you determine plants, trees, animals, and fish?
When you check out the woods, what do you see? Trees and things? Do you see an oak, a poplar, a hazelnut bush and some brambles that are fruiting? Do you believe and see a willow, ‘‘ fever reducer, ’ or see the school of sunfish in the little creek close by?
How do you feel with a tough set dull knife in your hands? What about an axe? If you are going to have success in the woods, you will require to be skilled with each. The axe will be how you divided wood to keep warm and the knife will be utilized for the majority of your cutting, butchering, and sculpting jobs.
.When you have a mishap with these blades, #ppppp> You need to likewise be able to stop the bleeding. The honing of them will be essential, too!
.What are your preferred animal conveniences?
Think about the important things that you can not live without. What are those things that you actually take pleasure in about house? Are you a comfortable book reader? Are you a long hot shower taker?
Be truthful about this and think about whether you can live without these things due to the fact that much of our animal conveniences will be gone as soon as you step foot beyond your house.
.How great are you at starving?
Maybe the most unnerving concern on this list, it is a truth of residing on wildland. Food is never ever assured and there will be times, like early spring, when you and yours will be starving. From the Native Americans to the inhabitants at Jamestown, everybody has actually had starving durations when having problem with subsistence living.
.Gain from Your Weaknesses.
This short article is not about frightening you. It is not about driving you far from your wilderness bugout or goals. By addressing these concerns, you have most likely found out a lot about yourself. You found out about your weak points, too!
Now you can utilize this info to focus on the important things you require to study, practice, and master. Even if you aren’’ t prepared to reside in the wilderness doesn’’ t imply you can not end up being a severe woodsman in a years’ ’ time. That is the appeal of being sincere with yourself and recognizing drawbacks.
With constant practice, you can end up being a force!
How positive are you that you can reside in the wilderness? Please share your ideas in the remarks area!
Celebrating our Independence Day, we should not and never forget the American Revolution, which paved the way for our freedom. Relive the story below.
The American Revolution and The Lessons We Learned
As we approach the 4th of July holiday and celebrate the Independence of our nation, I think it is very fitting to look back at events leading to the shooting war.
It also pays to look back at the lessons learned from that time and how those same lessons apply to each of us today as we stand vigilant and aware.
Most Americans think the 4th of July is a time for hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecues, family reunions and fireworks.
And celebrating Independence Day in such a way is fine, but we also need to remember and teach our family and friends about the real reason for the holiday – honoring and remembering how our founding fathers overcame overwhelming odds and made extreme personal sacrifices to earn our freedom and independence from the crown.
As you enjoy the holiday, take time to reflect and share some of this information with your loved ones and friends.
It doesn’t need to be a heavy history class, but I do recommend trying to convey simple themes and mention lessons learned from our nation’s early heroes.
Oppression in America
As Charles Ferris Gettemy detailed in his 1906 book “The true story of Paul Revere.” in 1774-1775 there was great tumult and continued oppression of the people of America by British forces by order of King George.
In October of 1774, the Provincial Congress was organized in Boston with John Hancock serving as president to address long-held grievances to the hostile royal governor.
One such grievance was the royal proclamation which prohibited the importation of gun powder, military stores, and equipment.
In February of 1775, the Provincial Congress named delegates for the Continental Congress and provided for the establishment of a militia, also known as the “Sons of Liberty.”
British forces attempted to disband the militia forcing it to become a more secretive organization as the severe measures taken by the British actually fueled the militia and their supporters.
In early 1775, the militia formed a group of thirty patriots split into two-man teams whose mission was to conduct a continuous observation of the activities and movements of British Soldiers in Boston.
They were to provide early warning for the militia and the Provincial Congress as King George had placed a bounty on the head of John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
On the late evening of Saturday, April 15, 1775, the observation team’s vigilance paid off as they noticed preparatory movements and operations underway moving small boats that were used to carry British troops to larger troop transport ships to an unknown location.
The observation teams continued to observe the British in Boston to continue to report and assess possible British targets.
Taking Back the Nation
Paul Revere was dispatched the next day, Sunday, April 16, 1775, to ride and warn the two most likely British targets in the area; the president of the Provincial Congress John Hancock and Samuel Adams who were residing in Lexington as well as the militia manned military stores in Concord.
The early warning of Revere allowed the Provincial Congress to authorize the movement of mortars and artillery to key locations, disseminate ammunition as well as the position and prepare militia forces for the impending British expedition.
Paul Revere also coordinated with the militia at the Old North Church to be prepared to display one or two lanterns in the steeple to alert the militia that the British were moving by land or by sea for early warning.
The British were, in fact, moving to Lexington to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams and later to seize colonial weapons in Concord.
Multiple riders, including Paul Revere and William Dawes, were dispatched on April 18, 1775, and Paul Revere’s famous “Midnight ride” provided for the display of two lanterns in the steeple of the Old North Church alerting all that the Redcoats were crossing the harbor.
Paul Revere was then captured while en route to Concord was captured but later released.
On the evening of April 18, 1775, the British marched 700 Redcoats to Lexington and at dawn on April 19, 1775, they were met by 77 Minutemen consisting of farmers and laborers.
There is debate as to which force fired first, but the result was eight Minutemen killed.
In Concord, 120 Redcoats were engaged by 400 Minutemen.
Soon. the Minutemen grew to a force of 5000 as they responded to a pre-established early-warning signal of ringing church bells.
The British were nearly defeated until reinforcements arrived, and they retreated back to Boston.
“The shot heard ’round the world” initiated the start of the Revolutionary War.
Lessons to Learn
There are many lessons learned from our forefathers that are timeless and remain effective and practical today for everyone, but especially those of us with a preparedness mindset.
1. Fight for Our Rights
The first and foremost important lesson as I see it is to know the value of our rights and defend them.
Our fallen patriots and veterans have served to earn our hard-won freedom, a Freedom that did not come freely.
It came with immense personal price and sacrifice and is continually defended to this day by our brave men and women in uniform with the support of their families and patriotic Americans.
The price our military and their families pay can only be truly understood by them.
Please teach your family and friends about their sacrifices and try to honor and assist them whenever possible.
2. Awareness of Our Surroundings
Our early patriots taught us other important lessons like being forever vigilant and aware of what is happening near you in your personal space, in your near personal space, your community, your town, your region, your state and across the nation and world and how these events will impact us.
I know this may sound like common sense, but I’m here to confirm to you today that common sense is no longer common.
The world is slowly turning back as it does from time until we are reminded by terrible events that freedom is truly not free, and is but one generation away from being lost as Ronald Reagan famously said.
3. Preparing for the Worse
Preparedness, our forefathers were wise to prepare for the worst-case scenario- a direct attack from the British.
This preparation had many levels. Not only having forces ready and in place to fight, but, more importantly, to have the awareness to have people in place to watch what was occurring under their nose.
This observation gave them an early warning, and that warning gave them the ability to choose to melt away from a fight against a superior force and to live to fight another day.
4. Having Enough of the Right Supplies and Gear
The patriots also prepared by having stores of food, ammunition, equipment and forces set up in multiple locations to eliminate all being taken at once by the British.
We do this today by having multiple stores of supplies in wisely chosen locations to prevent it from being taken or destroyed all at once in a natural or man-made disaster.
Whether it’s a bug out bag, a go-bag, a home supply or a get home bag, the point is thinking your plans out and actively taking steps to prepare and rehearse with your family.
An old Army saying goes proper preparation prevents poor performance, AKA “the 5P’s.”
And it is 100% accurate, so plan it, prep it and rehearse it so all know what to do in pretty much any situation.
Get the Family Involved
I personally recommended writing a simple “play book” for your Family so they have a checklist of things to do for each situation you think may occur and make sure they understand it.
Here’s a question to get your mind thinking, “what will you and your Family do immediately if you hear continuous sirens that are unexpected or hear an emergency message on the radio or TV or broadcast online of an impending disaster or terrorist attack in your area?”
Many of you will likely decide to call your family and coordinate what to do next and to that, I say, too late.
Guess what happens to cellular calls in times of crisis or heavy use, they go down, just like on 9/11, so if you have not pre-coordinated a loss of communication plan what will you and your family do?
Have a plan for the loss of communications during an emergency so that each of your family knows what to do in times of crisis.
I personally identify a primary and secondary place to have the family meet if you all cannot get home.
Roads, just like cell lines get jammed and bog down in times of crisis so have primary and secondary routes and locations to meet at if you cannot get home.
This is similar to your home fire drill and if there’s a fire we all get out and meet up at our primary or secondary meet up point.
Many times the same reactions will work for many emergency situations.
Be Prepared and once you are, test your plans and adjust as necessary.
One tip, simplicity is best, so keep your plans as simple as possible.
If it’s too complicated it will not work, no one will remember it, so keep it simple.
The patriots taught us to have redundancy as they did when they sent out multiple riders in Paul Revere and William Dawes, to allow the message to get through even if one were captured or killed en route, to provide early warning of the British advance allowing refinement of preparations for the Minutemen.
They also had redundancy in the number of teams that were observing the British in Boston in multiple locations during their continuous observations, and they also had redundant observation of the British operation inside their camps and towns they occupied.
The Patriots knew they were facing a superpower and had little room for error, so planning, preparing and acting were essential.
Celebrate the Land of the Free
As you go through your 4th of July celebrations, enjoy them and spread awareness of our history and sacrifices made for our Freedom in small bites to those who will learn in your family and circle of friends.
Don’t assume they know as we do a terrible job educating ourselves today and we are too distracted with unimportant things and in my humble opinion that is not an accident.
The wise prepare and can help their family and friends when in need, start in your home first and if you have some family members or friends that are not open to listening, focus on those who are, as they will strive to learn from you.
I make a point to ask my Family why we are celebrating things as they legitimately may not know and they know I will not mock them, but, instead, let them know.
Have a Great Fourth of July!
How are you celebrating Independence Day this year? Feel free to share with us your plans in the comments section!
Reading is always helpful, especially if you want to learn more about increasing your chances of survival in certain situations. Give these prepper medical books a spot in your bookcase!
Prepper Medical Books as Survival Resources
Most preppers have a serious hole in their game when it comes to medical skills and preparedness. I’m consistently surprised at how many people are incapable of even basic first aid. They just don’t know where to begin!
What’s more interesting is that we are all able to take a free yearly course with our local CERT. These 8-hour classes give you hands-on training and tons of information.
There are also great resources, designed for preppers, that you can obtain and sit on a shelf in your home. Don’t underestimate hard copy information in the age of the digital.
Let’s look at 5 prepper medical books for your survival library.
One of the first and most informative medical guides for preppers was put together by Joseph Alton and his wife Amy.
Joseph and Amy coming from an educated and practiced medical background compiled an amazing book that was the first of its kind for the average person to read and consider medical care during an SHTF Situation.
This book is deep with knowledge and does as much to inform you about the things you should have at home as it does with actual instruction on how to heal your loved ones when medical care is no longer an option.
This book by William W. Forgey is an incredible collection of chapters on things like medical care off-grid, assessment, and stabilization as well as signs and symptoms. Everything from soft tissue trauma to bone and joint pain and injury is covered in this great read.
This book culminates with instruction to create your own DIY Off-Grid Medical Kit
There are some infections that simply require antibiotics. It’s antibiotics or the coffin. Because of this, Joe Alton made his way back to publishing and created the definitive guide to preppers and antibiotics.
This guide is designed to teach people how to dose antibiotics for particular diseases and where a regular prepper can get the antibiotics they need. It’s not like you can just go to the doctor’s office and ask them for some antibiotics to weather the coming DOOMSDAY!
This book is a must-have for the dosing information on antibiotics. It is literally a lifesaver.
Dave Canterbury is one of the top bushcrafters of all time. He has created a catalog of videos on many wilderness survival, blacksmithing, and bushcraft videos. Dave also has a vast collection of products over at Self Reliance Outfitters.
His lifestyle has allowed him to spend countless hours in the woods developing his skills in this precious “dirt time” and logging that knowledge in a collection of books.
One of the best books Dave has ever written is simply titled Bushcraft First Aid. This title is a manual for caring for those suffering from injury and illness while in the wild.
This book covers all aspects of basic first aid, how to treat common injuries in the wild, and even a breakdown of wild medicines for the use of treating injuries and illness. I bought this book for the wild medicinal section but was extremely impressed with all that it offered.
There is also a color palette of all the wild medicinal mentioned in the section. These are great because each profile tells you how to use foraged medicine and what it would work best to treat.
Don’t Just Collect Gear, Collect Prepper Books, Too
In a true SHTF situation, there are going to be a lot of threats that keep you up at night. It’s one of the reasons we prep so hard. We want to either eliminate those threats or have a game plan to deal with them.
When it comes to first aid and medical care, the absolute best thing we can have on hand is a proper survival library. Remember, we cannot depend on the internet and Google to be around in an SHTF situation. All those PDFs you downloaded might not be accessible after an EMP.
Hard copy information like good books will always take the first position in times of chaos. Don’t be left wondering what is wrong with a family member or how to treat them. Get your hands on one or a few of these books, today!
What are your favorite prepper medical books? Do share it with us in the comments section!