In order to make the amount of time I spend in and around my truck more comfortable, I keep a few items tucked in the storage compartments to help me handle whatever situation might arise while I am trudging about. This may eventually require a part two. However, here is my pick for five items you probably should have in your vehicle.
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Living in modern society, we’ve lost the understanding that things such as warmth, food, and water are requirements that equate to life and death. Sure, we all know it in the back of minds, but that is the problem. It is in the back of our minds, so we fail to adequately prepare, because so many everyday necessities are normally easily obtained.
Nine years ago, a Category 3 hurricane made landfall on America’s Gulf Coast, displacing hundreds of thousands of people from
For those just getting started with reloading, a “round” of ammunition is composed of the case, typically called “brass” and usually made of reloadable brass, an appropriately-sized and powered replaceable centerfire primer, the powder, and bullet.
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear about people I know getting their license to carry a firearm. Just
Previously, we discussed the bare essentials for survival—food and water. This week’s two rules are “Bugging in means bugging in”
September was National Preparedness Month; so by now, we should all have supplies ready for any natural disaster that could happen. However,
Lost, primitive hiking and camping, natural disasters, crash-landed, broke-down car far from civilization—any time there is potential for you to have to spend any time in the elements unexpectedly,
Peace on Earth is a bit of a contradictory statement in regards to stocking up for SHTF or a disaster. Giving
We talk extensively about the importance of having an emergency kit for you and your family. Often called a bug-out
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, in the past 24 hours (at the time of this writing) 27 earthquakes were recorded
Ice storms, blizzards and other severe winter weather can force you to stay inside your home. Snowdrifts can pile up as high as second story windows! Some states even have laws against driving during severe winter storms. Severe ice storms can cause transformers to blow and electrical lines to fall. Before the storm hits, be prepared to go without electricity for at least three days. Linemen will not be able to get out to fix lines until the weather clears. You should not wait until the day before weathermen predict a severe winter storm. Get last minute emergency gear now, while it is still in stock. Here is a list of 15 items to get now.
Depending on where you are, running off the road may be as simple as getting traction to get back on, or as bad as being so stuck that you need rescued. A whiteout or blizzard can make driving conditions so hazardous that you voluntarily pull over to wait out the storm. The first thing you need to do is call for help if you find yourself trapped on the road during severe winter weather. Until help arrives, you will need to focus on staying safe, hydrated and warm. Pull your emergency vehicle kit out of the trunk or back seat and follow these 10 rules.
If you followed our tips from yesterday, “Get Your Car Ready” your car should be in tip-top shape for the cold winter months. However, severe winter weather may find you stuck or stranded, in an accident or sliding off the road. Snow and ice can cause traffic backups for hours, or if on a road less traveled, it might be a long time before someone can rescue you. You will want an emergency kit in your car to keep you safe, warm and hydrated while forced to wait it out.