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Remember the chaos during Hurricane Katrina. Civil society broke down, there was no law and order, and looting was rampant. People were robbing from others to sustain themselves, some were even killing. What was common among everyone was the panic and not being prepared for urban survival. However, when disaster hits urban spaces, these incidents are bound to occur. Breakdown of the civil society can be dangerous and many times, life-threatening. There will be predators waiting to take advantage of… Read More »

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Winter can present a unique challenge to the outdoor enthusiast. With frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather disasters — from blizzards to avalanches — it’s best to be prepared for anything. As winter weather moves in, you don’t have to be relegated to indoor activities for the next several months. Incorporate these wilderness survival tips into your usual habits to have a safe and fun outdoor winter excursion. Use the Buddy System There’s safety in numbers. Avoid the common, foolhardy mistake… Read More »

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There’s no need to remind you that you can’t survive for more than 3 days without water; the rule of threes is something every prepper learns early on. In fact, some of you are probably smiling right now thinking: Well, I’m covered for a lot more than 72 hours! In theory, yes…. provided you bug in when disaster strikes. But what if you need to bug out, how long will the water in your bug-out bag last? And what if… Read More »

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Think a home invasion could never happen to you? According to a 2010 Department of Justice report, home invasions have resulted in 266,560 violent crimes each year. It’s an easy target because most people have the false perception of safety in their own homes. It also makes the most “business” sense to criminals because everything they want is there, including your valuables, electronics, cash, ATM and credit cards, and a valuable piece of leverage—your family! You can increase your chance of surviving a home… Read More »

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Few things in life can beat the feeling you get when you’ve finished setting up at your favorite campsite and are ready to enjoy a weekend in the outdoors. But all it takes to see a potentially awesome camping trip go wrong, however, is failing to take the necessary steps to avoid getting a visit from a large (and hungry) unwanted guest. Consider what happened to Washington resident Rob Holmes during a 2010 fly fishing excursion in Montana. A black… Read More »

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