When Animals Attack 1: Nile Crocodile

For our latest series of posts here at UK Survival Guides we want to take a look at what happens when animals attack people. We will start each post in the series with a little bit of information for the animal, some quick facts, and then followed by some tips to help survive an attack. Our series will look at everything from small spiders to stampeding elephants but for the first in the series, we…

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Home security

Stop Making These Home Security Mistakes

Home security is a major concern for any homeowner but sometimes, the strategies that are used can actually help a criminal choose your house as a target rather than prevent it. Whether you are ready to take your home’s security seriously, or you just want to make sure that you’re not doing anything wrong, we are going to share some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when planning their home security. 1. Gates…

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How to Make Your Candles Last Longer

Pack Glow Sticks Instead of Candles in Your Survival Kit

There are quite a few options when it comes to lighting during a blackout but one that we don’t recommend is the use of candles. Each year, candle fires result in around 300 casualties in England, UK alone with more than 40 percent of all fires started by candles resulting in a death or injury. While candles may increase visibility in the dark, there is also an increased risk of causing a fire. Now, obviously…

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3 Tips for Disaster Preparedness for Those with Autism

As a parent, if you have or know someone with a child that has autism, do you know how to approach disaster preparedness with them in mind? Many websites giving information for emergency preparedness don’t consider the needs of those with disabilities. It is easy to think that one plan fits all but that is not the case. Many emergency plans assume that everyone in the home can walk, talk, follow directions and move quickly….

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Best Emergency Whistles for Your Survival Kit

Although whistles are generally inexpensive, they are still one of the most effective ways to draw attention if you become lost or in need of help during an emergency situation. Whether you regularly go out hiking, want something to carry for personal safety or you just want a means of signaling for your survival kit, a good whistle should never be underestimated. The piercing sound will travel much farther than your voice will, even in…

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