The Number One Priority for Survival

How to Switch Off Your Fight or Flight Response

Any time that your brain, not you, decides that you are in danger it triggers what we know as the fight or flight response. Our brain does this as a means of helping you get through dangerous situations but sometimes it also happens when it really isn’t needed. The problem is that the more often that it is triggered, the less time it will be to get activated and it will come on stronger than…

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6 Tips for Surviving a Train Wreck

Thankfully train wrecks are a pretty rare disaster but they do happen and like anything else, there are things that you can do to increase your chances of survival should it ever happen to you. 2004 holds the record for the worst train wreck in history in which around 1700 people lost their lives after a crowded passenger train was destroyed by a tsunami on a coastal railway. We have scoured the internet for some…

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Bartering After Disaster - When Money Isn't an Option

Top 8 Items to Hoard for Bartering

It is completely impossible to prepare for every little thing and as such, it is impossible to know exactly what we will need when disaster strikes. Because of this, it is a good idea to start a little hoard of supplies that can be used for bartering. In the early stages of any major crisis, cash will still play a major role. With no electricity the credit card and ATM machines can’t function so they…

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Video of the Black Snow in Russia

When it snows outside you expect to be able to look outside to blankets of the white stuff. Not so much for residents in Siberia who werecliving through a dark, industrial nightmare in Russia’s coal basin. Three separate cities within the coal-mining region of Kemerovo in southwest Siberia have been blanketed in a thick, black deluge of toxic snow, polluted by ever-present coal dust that pervades the atmosphere – and now the surface, too. The…

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Bugging in

The Types of People Your Survival Group Needs

You need to put careful planning into your survival group, after all, they are part of the group that will help you to survive. The first step in creating your survival group is to actually find like-minded individuals. Then you will need to fill several roles within the group so that all areas are covered. You could obviously choose to go it alone but there is no denying that there is strength in numbers so…

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