Survival Skills

  • Should You Run in a Zig Zag Pattern

    You have probably heard people talk about running in a zig zag pattern if someone is trying to shoot them. The question is, is it effective? The answer is, "Yes and no." Studies Studies have shown that running in a zig zag pattern does not make people less likely to get shot. However, running in the pattern does make it harder for shooters to hit people in the head. The key is to run in a way that you are most comfortable. If you ar...

  • 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...

  • Do You Have a Liar in Your Group

    It is a good idea to have a group you can survive with during a disaster. Of course, you have to be able to trust everyone in your group. There might come a time when you have to confront someone in your group to find out if he has taken something or done something. You can tell if he is lying or not by gauging his reaction. People who are lying tend to overact. They cannot believe you would question them. They might yell and lash out at you. They act a lot ...

  • Truth or Lies

    During a survival situation, you will have to make snap judgment about people. Are they telling the truth or are they lying? The answer to that question will let you know if you should trust the person or not. Here is a tip when you have to figure out if you can trust someone. Look at the person's feet. People have trained their faces to look honest when lying. However, their feet often betray them. Someone who is lying will often point his feet away from th...

  • Avoid Grocery Stores During a Disaster

    Some people think there isn't a reason to prepare. They can head out to a grocery store as soon as they hear about an eminent disaster. Then, they can grab everything they need and go back home. Do not make that mistake. It will not work out well. First, grocery stores are crazy before and during disasters. Fights can break out, and supplies will get ravaged through. You do not want to go to a grocery store at that time. On top of that, you will have a...