January 2015

  • Jan
    30
    Credit Cards and First Aid

    You know you have to save up gold and silver for a crisis. What you may not know is you should still keep your credit cards on hand. You won't need them to buy things. If the grid goes down, no one will be able to accept credit cards. Instead, you can use them for first aid. Bee Stings and Splinters You can use a credit card to remove bee stings and splinters from your skin. Scrape the card against your skin in a way that will force the s...

  • Water

    Preppers usually do an excellent job of storing water for drinking. Then, a disaster strikes and they realize they have forgotten something very important. They don't just use water to stay hydrated. They also use it for cooking. They use water to boil various items, so if they do not have enough of it, they run out well before they should. Go through the amount of food you have stored and see how much water you will need. Then, save enough water to use for ...

  • Jan
    23
    Uses for Duct Tape

    You have probably heard people talk about the wonders of duct tape. You might wonder if duct tape is really so magical. The truth is, it can help you quite a bit during a survival situation. Be sure to stock up so you can enjoy all of the benefits. First, you can use duct tape to make a butterfly bandage. This can help your wounds heal faster. You can also use duct tape for makeshift handcuffs. If you have to detain someone who tries to hurt you or take y...

  • Your Camera Phone for Safety

    You have to keep safety in mind during an emergency situation. With that in mind, you need to verify people's identity before answering the door. This is the case, even if you are expecting someone to come. If you are expecting someone from a business to come to your home, you can use your camera phone to ensure that the person actually represents the business. This will prevent people from getting into your home on false pretenses. That can save your belonging...

  • Jan
    16
    Symptoms of Dehydration

    You need to stay hydrated if you are going to survive. It is important that you know the signs of dehydration. That way, you can start drinking water if you experience any of them. What to Look out For If you are dehydrated, you might become dizzy and tired. You will also likely get a headache and experience cramps and nausea. In addition, there is a good chance you will become irritated if you are dehydrated. If you experience any of ...