Survival Basics water

How Dangerous is Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more water than it is receiving. If left untreated, it could lead to serious issues or even death. Over two-thirds of the human body is made up of water and without it, it will start to shut down rapidly. It lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and toxins, and keeps the skin healthy. The average adult loses more than 10 cups of water each day just…

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Most Common Disaster in the UK

Here in the UK, we don’t experience the scale of natural disasters that many other countries experience. However, disasters do happen and we are going to look at two of the most common disasters here in the UK. 1. Flooding By far, the most common natural disaster that the UK face is flooding and at least once a year this country witnesses it on a large scale. Even with this happening, I am still surprised…

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How Veterans Can Use Their Skills to Land a Job

Making the transition from the military to a civilian job can actually be quite tough. Most managers are not veterans and so they don’t seem to understand how military experience can work within their company. For this article, we are going to assume that the veteran already knows what it is that they want to do. Instead, we will be focusing on how to convince a hiring manager that your skills will translate. We will…

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Tips for Building a Hidden Room in your House

There are many reasons as to why a family may wish to have a secret room in their home. Maybe it is needed to store valuables in case of a break-in, maybe it is wanted as a gun safe, or even as a safe room for emergencies. The possibilities are endless. If you have made the decision that a secret room is something that you are seriously considering as an addition to your home, you…

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Jeff Cooper’s Color Code for Situational Awareness

During our article ‘Situational Awareness 101‘ we lightly touched on the subject of alertness during different situations. Today we want to look at this subject in more detail with Jeff Cooper’s color code. Jeff Cooper was a Marine, a self defense instructor, and a thinker. His thoughts have completely changed the world. The system is simple and is built around four colors that each represent a different level of alertness. In today’s society we must…

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