Posts Tagged ‘National Preparedness Month’

Two men primitive camping in the woods in winter

Throwback Thursday: Survival — It’s All in Your Head

When I am doing mundane things around the house or when stuck in the car for long periods, I imagine worst-case scenarios. For example, while stuck in traffic: “What if this traffic is backed up because an alien ship rose from underneath the highway and is now shooting deadly laser beams at everything in it’s wake? What would I do?” Or while doing dishes and I hear fireworks in the distance, I think, “If that was a dirty bomb just miles from my house, how would I react?” If the lights flicker for a second: “The storm of the century has knocked out all power and utilities. Quick, Suzanne! What is your first move?”

Picture shows a wildfire burning the background, with two deer standing in a body of water.

Surviving a Wildfire

September is National Preparedness Month. Be ready! Have a plan and make an emergency kit. The Shooter’s Log has all the information you need to prepare for disasters.

It’s not if, it’s when.

Mostly caused by lightning or human carelessness, a wildfire is any type of uncontrolled and unwanted burning of any wild land. Wildfires occur all over the world at any time of the year, but the hotter summer months produce more forest fires than other months.

Green-handled fixed blade Boker knife

Five Essential Survival Items the Experts Use

When considering what survival gear to purchase, you must feel confident the products are going to work reliably. A $30, or even a $5, small pocketknife is fine for EDC, but when your life depends on it, you don’t want to end up holding on to nothing but a broken knife and broken hopes.