Survival Stories: Aron Ralston

Survival Stories: Aron Ralston

If you like your true survival stories, I am sure you have heard of Aron Ralston, the young man forced to amputate his own arm in order to free himself from being trapped in Utah’s Blue John Canyon. “It’s 3:05 on Sunday. This marks my 24-hour mark of being stuck in Blue John Canyon. My name is Aron Ralston. My parents are Donna and Larry Ralston, of Englewood, Colorado. Whoever finds this, please make an…

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Tips for Extending Your Two Way Radio Range

Tips for Extending Your Two Way Radio Range

Two way radios are commonly used by policemen and security personnel, because they work well over short distances. They can also become a valuable form of communication during a disaster when our normal means of communication may be out of the question. Two way radios have a specific range that they operate within and anything outside of that will cause your radio to lose signal. There are many factors that affect the range of a these…

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4 Tips for Surviving an Economic Collapse

4 Tips for Surviving an Economic Collapse

We are usually so quick to prepare for such things as natural disasters that we often forget about how we can ensure that our family survives through rough economic times. Economic collapse is a real threat and nobody is completely sure how it will unfold. The one thing that is sure however, is that very few people will be prepared when it does happen. Even small steps matter. Those that make even small preparations will…

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Tips for Surviving a Landslide

Tips for Surviving a Landslide

The worst landslides in history were recorded in China in 1920. A series of major landslides occurred following an 8.5-magnitude earthquake. These landslides caused massive destruction killing over 100,000 people and destroying over 20,000 square kilometers of land. Haiyuan County alone lost more than 50% of its population in the disaster. One of the landslides buried an entire village in Xiji County as well. These Landslides are happening worldwide causing masses of rock, earth and debris…

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Break free from zip ties

How to Break Free from Zip Ties

While I hope that you never have a need to use this information in a real life situation, it is always a good idea to prepare ourselves as we never truly know what life holds for us. We wrote previously about escaping from duct tape and today we want to look at how to break free from zip ties. Depending on where you live in the world, kidnapping can either rarely happen or be of…

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