Edible Plants: Cattails

Edible Plants: Cattails

With a little knowledge it becomes clear that there are plenty of plants that you come across in the wilderness that can help keep you alive in a survival situation. You must be careful as not all plants are edible and some can kill however, today we are going to be looking at the edible cattails (Typha species.) Cattails offer a wide range of benefits and have been eaten for thousands of years in Europe…

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Defeating Stress After a Disaster

How to Defeat Stress After a Disaster

It is no surprise that those affected by disasters experience stress. This is largely due to the fact that most disasters cannot be anticipated. It isn’t just those that are directly affected that may experience stress but also those with prolonged exposure to the horrifying images of the aftermath shown by the media. These can leave you feeling hopeless and helpless. Traumatic stress is a normal reaction whether you are a survivor, a witness, or…

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Bartering After Disaster - When Money Isn't an Option

Bartering After Disaster – When Money Isn’t an Option

Bartering is the process of obtaining goods or services by direct exchange without the use of currency. This can come in very handy following a disaster in which somebody needs supplies and you need services or vice versa. Both parties benefit from bartering so nobody goes without. If you have all your preps in place for you and your family, it is time to start looking at gathering items now that you could barter with…

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Staying Safe During an Earthquake

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters can occur at any time. With some disasters we are given advance warnings whilst with others, there is little to no warning giving little time to react. You can’t wait for a disaster before you start to prepare as the time has already gone, the time to prepare is now. You must have a plan in place before the disaster strikes. Millions of people are affected every year due to natural disasters which…

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The Tokyo Disaster Guide

The Tokyo Disaster Guide

This massive, informative guide (340 pages) on survival basics from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will teach you so much when it comes to surviving an earthquake and other disasters. Although this guide was designed for Japanese residents to prep for potential disasters hitting Tokyo, it offers universal things that you can do to stay safe in an emergency, wherever you are. The well-illustrated survival tips also cover basic first aid, emergency supplies, and clever uses….

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