How to Handle a Suspicious Package

The chances of a suspicious package being delivered to a home address are thankfully rare, but they do happen. Companies that receive huge amounts of mail are more at risk but either way, if there is concern that a suspected package has been received, sensible steps can be taken to minimise the risk and danger. For the purpose of this guide, the term “suspicious package” is any mail that may contain a bomb, or a…

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Is it Safe to Use Hotel Safes?

Following on from our earlier guide “13 tips for staying safe in a hotel“, we were asked the question “Is it safe to use hotel safes?” First off, storing your valuables in the in-room hotel safe is a much better choice than trying to hide your valuables somewhere in the room. However, it is not 100% secure. If you use the safe and somehow forget the code or lose the key, how do you retrieve…

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10 Edible Plants You Can Eat in the Wild

While having a good stockpile of food is essential, so is knowing how to forage for wild edibles. There are actually many edible plants which could just save your life in a survival situation. Here we are going to be looking at 10 edible plants you can eat in the wild. Along with the list below, we do recommend that you get your hands on a good foraging book that will show you which plants…

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What Should be Included in a Survival Cache?

If you have done any reading on preparedness and survival websites, you will have seen no end of articles telling you that you need to stock up on food and water supplies. While that is certainly important, what happens if you are caught off guard and are not near your supplies when a disaster strikes? This is where a survival cache comes in handy.  A survival cache is a hidden stockpile of emergency supplies for…

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What to do if you are Lost in the Woods?

Okay, so one moment you are enjoying a nice stroll through the woods and taking in the natural beauty of the wilderness, the next, you suddenly notice that you must have taken a wrong turn somewhere and have no clue where you are. There comes a moment, when you get lost in the woods, when the woods begin to feel like home. Do you try heading back? Carry on going the direction you’re heading? What…

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