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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WHAT KIT?

72-HOUR BUG-OUT KIT FOR ONE INDIVIDUAL   Depending on the time of year and your location, will depend on other survival equipment you may want to have available. You can add to this list or substitute as needed. If you will be walking, you will want to cut down on some items. Food: Six complete MRE meals, five gallons of water, a five gallon c...
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SQUARE FOOT, RAISED BEDS AND INTENSIVE GARDENING

PICK A GOOD LOCATION FOR YOUR GARDEN You will want your garden to have good drainage, lots of sunlight (6-8 hours, 9 am to 4 pm best light) and be close to home so it is easy to water, you can harvest fresh for meals, you can have herbs to cook or garnish and will keeps animals away. SOIL Soil is composed of different sizes of particles of silt, cl...
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WATER PURIFICATION

WATER PURIFICATION  During a survival situation clean, safe drinking water is very important for your survival. Without it you will fall victim to disease, sickness, dehydration then death. Everyone must store the proper purification products to survive. If this is not done, no matter how many guns and ammunition you have stored away, they wil...
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BUG-OUT OR HUNKER DOWN?

Many prepared citizens include among their disaster preparations, relocation plans. There are hidden threats which must be analyzed before it can be determined whether these plans are feasible or one would be better advised to stay put or relocate in advance or a crisis. A threat analysis shows three concerns which must be addressed.   1. Gett...
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SIX STEPS TO LOST-PROOF A CHILD

The Hug-A Tree & Survive program was started in San Diego, California after a nine year old boy became lost and died on a nearby mountain. The hope was to avoid a similar tragedy. If children do get lost, this program will teach the child how to stay comfortable. Most importantly, the program teaches the lost youngster how to be spotted and fou...
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YOUR PERSONAL E/PAK...72 HR. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ACTION KIT- HOW TO PREPARE A KIT FOR EMERGENCY/DISASTER SITUATIONS EASILY, QUICKLY AND INEXPENSIVELY

The 72-hour kit or 3-day survival pack is based in military preparedness – soldiers carried survival supplies when involved in military operations to allow them to protect themselves, to provide the necessities to take care of their personal needs, and to complete their assigned mission. For the average citizen, it's a ready-to-use package containi...
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FAMILY PREPAREDNESS SELF-ASSESSMENT TEST

Begin your family's preparedness plan by considering these questions and your responses: 1. To what potential natural, people-caused, or personal disasters are you vulnerable? How can you eliminate them or mitigate their negative impact on your family's life and lifestyle? 2. What if there were no water available from your faucets, what would you d...
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“HOW TO SURVIVE” FOOD PROGRAM

SECTION I - WHAT SHOULD WE STORE? Three suggested plans are given below for your guidance. The plans can be used as given or altered to suit your needs and storage conditions. If you alter these plans, it would be wise to refer to the Nutritional Table in Section X to make sure that you maintain the essential protein in your diet. One item in parti...
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GROUP ORGANIZATION – HOW TO RECRUIT MEMBERS AND ORGANIZE AND EFFECTIVE SURVIVAL, SELF-RELIANCE, FREEDOM SUPPORT ORGANIZATION

WHY ORGANIZE? One might ask, if the objective of survivalism is self-reliance, why organize with others? The reason for organization can best be explained by the slogan "Together Each Accomplishes More". The concept of survival organization is not to make its members mutually dependent, but rather to enhance and support each member's self-reliance ...
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GETTING YOUR HOUSEHOLD IN ORDER – FAMILY PREPAREDNESS HOUSEHOLD NOTEBOOK

How to Prepare Comprehensive Records and Personal/Family Information for Emergency/Disaster Survival Easily, Quickly and Inexpensively  Equally important to having water, food, clothing, and some money stored for present and future use is the need to have a copy of the family's financial matters documented and located in one place for instant ...
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SURVIVAL KITS AND SURVIVAL PACKS

"WHICH IS HEAVIER SOLDIERS PACK OR A SLAVES CHAINS" by Napoleon STEP ONE Mao Tse-Tung said, "A march of a thousand miles starts with a single step". You march towards preparedness and self-reliance is one that, in feet, will never end, but it must begin with a first step. Where your personal march will take you is only limited by your own dete...
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THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SURVIVALIST # 1

"CHANGE IS NOT PREVENTABLE BUT WHETHER THE CHANGES LEAD TO AN APOCALYPSE OR A GOLDEN AGE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF INFORMED, PREPARED AND ACTION ORIENTED PEOPLE"   INTRODUCTION As survivalists we are often preoccupied with the negative threats in our world and overlook the positive opportunities. It is important to understand that survivalism i...
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EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS MANAGEMENT

 "HE WHO FAILS TO PLAN, PLANS TO FAIL..." INTRODUCTION The whole concept of the preparedness/self-reliance movement known as "survivalisrn" is based on two simple and undeniable truths; "Things Happen" and "Things Change". One need go no further than your local newspaper or and available history book to see just how often things happen and how...
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SURVIVAL SUPPLIERS

This paper was compiled by the editor of the Preparedness Papers program in an effort to update the other supplier's lists provided by Live Free, Inc. Many of the addresses and or phone numbers may be out of date even as we type this list. We therefore cannot accept any responsibility on whether these companies are still in business or on the busin...
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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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SMALL SPACE AND APARTMENT GARDENING

Just because you live in the city or an apartment doesn't mean you can't garden. You just have to be a little creative. Think about spaces around your apartment. Is there a fire escape, balcony, a roof area, or just a window? If so, you can garden. It is easier than you think. Let's get started. The roof top provides the most space, if you are luck...
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MOBILE CACHING – THE TRAILER SOLUTION

Fixed (dug in) caches of survival equipment are good, and the concept should not be abandoned, but there are some notable drawbacks in practice; some of which are: they are subject to rust, water damage and in­sects, they may be found and dug up by treasure hun­ters, they may be hard to locate because of changes in landmarks over the seasons, in wi...
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BASIC SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT

INFORMATION FOR THE PREPARED CITIZEN   For the last several years we have observed semi-catastrophic disasters like hurricane Hugo, a medium-scale earthquake in San Francisco, and the Gulf War. At this point it becomes quite easy to place the blame for suffering caused by these disasters on the people involved (inadequate preparation, failure ...
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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 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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