What to do in a 'Man Overboard' Situation

What to do in a ‘Man Overboard’ Situation

You may not think it, but a man overboard is one of the most common boating emergencies, and there are many reasons as to how it could happen. It could be through lack of experienc and not realising how slippy the deck can get, it could be due to a storm or it could even just be carelessness. Either way, somebody falling overboard can be deadly if they cannot be retrieved quick enough. It is…

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How to Escape a Rip Current

How to Escape a Rip Current

Rips are strong, narrow channels that run out to sea. These currents can quickly drag people and debris away from the shallows of the shoreline and out to deeper water. They can be quite difficult to spot, but are sometimes identified by a channel of churning, choppy water on the sea’s surface. According to the US Lifesaving Association, more than 100 people a year die as a result of getting caught in a rip current…

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Staying Safe During an Earthquake

How to Stay Safe During an Earthquake

Minor earthquakes are occurring thousands of times a day beneath the earth’s surface. Major earthquakes are not so common but when they do strike, they can be deadly. People are unprepared as unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, earthquakes strike without warning. These have the possibility of causing further destruction by triggering tsunamis and landslides. In 1990, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck northern Turkey which only lasted for 3.7 seconds but caused a lot of damage. The city of…

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Making Cord from Nettles

How to Make Cord from Nettles

Whilst paracord is an easy addition to our kits for when it comes to setting up shelter, the same can be achieved from natural materials such as the stinging nettle. Stinging Nettles are easily to identify and most importantly they are abundant just about everywhere, especially wild or neglected places. The stems of the stinging nettle are usually quite thin, but strong. Making Cord from Nettles The best time to make nettle cordage is in…

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UK Law on Self Defence

UK Law on Self Defence

This information is provided for guidance purposes only. Current legislation and case law are subject to frequent change. Whilst it is our intention to keep this post updated, we accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken in relation to the information contained in these pages and recommend that appropriate legal advice be taken should it be needed.  “It is both good law and good sense that a man who is attacked may…

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