TO INSURE PERSONAL SURVIVAL

TO INSURE PERSONAL SURVIVAL
BW AND CW SHELTERS Our main topic in this ar­ticle will be the factors in­volved in the design/fabrica­tion of the shelter itself. We will not be including a detailed discussion of the agents (CW) and microorgani­sms (BW) also called "germs". However, we will list them and touch on them briefly. (If you want details see Duncan Longs book "Surviv­in...
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SURVIVAL SHELTERS

SURVIVAL SHELTERS
KINDS OF SNOW SHELTERS   The hole-in-the-snow shelter is designed to capitalize on the insulating quality of snow and the sheltering ef­fect of the tree. This is a good type of shelter to rig when it's not possible to build a fire. The snow trench as a shelter is a good option in open re­gions such as ice packs or where there is hard-packed sn...
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GETTING READY FOR “THE BIG ONE”

GETTING READY FOR “THE BIG ONE”
Question: Some scientists believe there is a possibility of a major earthquake striking which of the following major cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Memphis, St. Louis, New York City, Boston or Charleston? Answer: All of the above. While one tends to associate California with earthquakes, several major eastern metropolitan areas have e...
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HOW TO DEAL WITH A SORE THROAT AND COUGHING USING NATURE’S MEDICINE CHEST

HOW TO DEAL WITH A SORE THROAT AND COUGHING USING NATURE’S MEDICINE CHEST
It seems that sore throats and coughs have afflicted people forever, whether resulting from the proximate causes of pollen, dust, and smoke, or from talking too much, or yelling, or even from "catching" something from another person. Fortunately, there are quite a few natural remedies which help relieve the pain and discomfort of coughs and sore th...
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ALOE VERA: NATURE’S IDEAL MEDICINE

ALOE VERA: NATURE’S IDEAL MEDICINE
What are the attributes of Aloe vera - that succulent member of the Lily Family - which have kept the plant in popular use for centuries? Although the Aloe vera is the most commonly known of the Aloes, all can be used in more-or-less the same way. The gel of this succulent plant is applied directly to the skin for burns, including sun burns. Pain s...
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STAY CLEAN: HOW TO FIND AND USE SOME OF NATURE’S MOST COMMON SOAPS

STAY CLEAN: HOW TO FIND AND USE SOME OF NATURE’S MOST COMMON SOAPS
Throughout most of the United States, one can find one or more soap plants occurring in the wild. Most of these were used by Native Americans, and at least one is considered an ornamental. In fact, there are quite a few plants which contain saponins, though not in volumes that make the plants useful as soap. Soap plants are quite a bit different fr...
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FAST FIRST-AID # 2 - EMERGENCY CARE SKILLS

FAST FIRST-AID # 2 - EMERGENCY CARE SKILLS
SKILL DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES The student will be able to: perform a rapid scene assessment and triage of multiple patents, perform a thorough field assessment and body survey of a patient in order to determine the nature of the patient's complaints and injuries, quickly recognize and manage immediate life threatening conditions including choking, n...
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MASTERING THE ANCIENT ART OF FIRE-MAKING

MASTERING THE ANCIENT ART OF FIRE-MAKING
Making fire with the Indian bow and drill is a survival skill worth acquiring should more conventional methods of fire-starting become unavailable. Due to fire's importance in survival situations, I regularly stress the need to carry several fire-starting devices, and to learn several methods. Nevertheless, all the modern gadgets in the best backpa...
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LIVIN’ OFF THE LAND: HOW TO SPEND THE NIGHT OUTDOORS WITHOUT A SLEEPING BAG

LIVIN’ OFF THE LAND: HOW TO SPEND THE NIGHT OUTDOORS WITHOUT A SLEEPING BAG
You can let a camper take all the gear they want, but I've learned that four items provide the strongest link to "civilization." Thus, the hiker who wants to be the most self-sufficient should learn how nature can provide these items: food, matches, toilet paper, and a sleeping bag. The availability of these four items provides a psychological link...
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MAKING FIRE IN THE RAIN

MAKING FIRE IN THE RAIN
I recently had the chance to try my fire-making skills in the rain. Our small Glendale City College hiking class met at 1 p.m. at the Clear Creek Ranger Station located about 15 miles up the Angeles Crest Highway from La Canada.   I knew this would be a challenging hike because it started to rain as we began our hike. Everyone seemed eager for...
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MEDICAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE SURVIVALIST

MEDICAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE SURVIVALIST
This paper was originally written in 1984 by J. Dierking. Since this topic was initially written 25 years ago many things have changed in the health care field. Many changes have occurred in the political arenas that were considered fantasy in 1984. For example, the fall of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of ...
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HOW TO SURVIVE A “BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE"

HOW TO SURVIVE A “BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE"
In the event of a nuclear confrontation, unless you are al­ready located at a secure shelter or retreat site, you may be confronted with a complete surprise attack (called a Bolt Out Of the Blue or BOOB) or a chaotic relocation within hours or days of an imminent attack. It is known that the U.S. would have approximately a 5-12 minutes warning abou...
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WATER

WATER
Sources of drinking water are almost as limitless as your imagination but may require more sophisticated retrieval methods than you are capable of now or would be in a disaster situation. You can dig a dandy well with nothing more than a pick, a shovel, and a bucket on a rope, but if the nearest water is over a hundred feet straight down, then you ...
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FIRE MAKING AND COOKING METHODS – HOW TO

FIRE MAKING AND COOKING METHODS – HOW TO
FIRE In the forest, especially when one is lost, fire (if it is properly controlled) is by far the best friend a man may have. In preparing food, in securing warmth, in providing a cheery security; fire is a necessity. The man who is lost in the woods, for any considerable length of time, will have a hard time of it if he is unable to secure fire. ...
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THE SURVIVALIST AND SOLAR POWER

THE SURVIVALIST AND SOLAR POWER
In 1988 Mr. Richard E. Oster Sr., published this subject (the survivalist and solar power) and his article was finally accepted and printed by the Survivalist Papers program in 1990. In the 19 years since this paper came out, prices have gone down a little. Availability of parts and systems has increased 1000 fold. Many people are using solar power...
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A LAPTOP COMPUTER AND YOUR FAMILY’S SURVIVAL

A LAPTOP COMPUTER AND YOUR FAMILY’S SURVIVAL
What If the Unexpected Happens Natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods as well as man-made disasters, such as terrorist's attacks, chemical, biological or nuclear warfare; are always a possible reality. Imagine the unexpected has happened and you may need to relocate your family to safety as quickly as possible for an extended pe...
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SURVIVAL TRANSPORTATION

SURVIVAL TRANSPORTATION
This paper was originally written in 1984. It was very good then and is still valid in many points today.However 25 years have gone by and there have been some very important technological advances that were not even considered then. So, this paper is intended to update this subject and add the new advantages that have come about since 1984. This p...
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DISGUISING SURVIVAL PREPARATIONS

DISGUISING SURVIVAL PREPARATIONS
This subject was originally prepared by Mr. Cable in 1986. This paper is intended to replace Mr. Cable's original paper and contains many new items that have been updated to better fit our situations today. First of all, what do we mean by disguising our survival preparations? How are we going to do this? Will our efforts be successful? Our meaning...
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