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SHTF COMS: Emergency Communications When Disaster Strikes

6 Tips for Dealing With Disaster

Before disaster comes your way, get the knowledge you'll need to keep your family safe and deal with the long process of rebuilding.

What Goes in Your Disaster Tool Kit

You know you'll need a generator if you want power during a long post-disaster outage, but what else should the smart prepper keep around the house?

Turn Your Garage Into a Fortress to Protect Your Emergency Supplies

If you don't have a basement, the garage is an ideal place to store the things you'd need to survive a disaster. Here's how to set it up.<p>We regularly experience severe storms where we live, and I want to stock up on emergency supplies. We don't have a basement. Can you give us some tips on storing …

18 Extra Crisis Tips: Survival Guide Extras

We already gave you the basic tools you need to survive anything in our August cover story, "Facing Down Disaster." Now, here are a dozen and a half more must-have rules that will equip you to survive sticky situations when you have only moments to spare.<p>We already gave you the basic tools you need …

Floods

Home Generator 101: How to Power On When the Power Goes Out

At the RAM Home Safety Prep Show that PM helped to organize in Houston, we found that people have plenty of questions about generators for their home, including where they can run a generator, how big of one they need to buy and how to connect it to the house's power supply. We provide the answers …

How to Turn Your Living Room Into a Fallout Shelter

In the event of a nuclear attack, the best thing to do is to take shelter underground. But if you're stuck aboveground, the next-best thing to do is to build a DIY "expedient shelter." We show you how.<p><b>The demand for well-stocked fallout shelters</b> has receded since the end of the Cold War. Today, …

How to Prepare Your Home for Blackouts

Protecting your home and family from catastrophes is best done early. Here how to prepare for blackouts.<p><b>The Threat:</b> Recent large-scale power outages have lasted up to three weeks<p><b>Where:</b> Anywhere<p><b>When:</b> Outages spike in summer, when a/c demand is high<p>Power outages are a routine side effect of other …

How to Disaster-Proof Your Life

Protecting your home and family from catastrophes is a task best done before the storm clouds gather. Here's how a targeted approach to disaster preparation can reduce your risk.<p><b>For the past few years,</b> researchers at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of …

6 Key Emergency Survival Tips From Wilderness Experts

Despite what you've seen in the movies, sucking venom out of a snakebite won't get you very far. Here's how to get through six extreme situations. For four harrowing survival stories and more advice from the experts, check out our "How I Survived" feature here.<p>• Hypothermia<p>Rule No. 1: Exercise if …

Apocalypse Chow

Can prepackaged rations make surviving the aftermath of a disaster more palatable?<p>Actual enchilada may look less appealing by the light of your fallout shelter. (Photograph by Burcu Avsar)<p><b>Meals ready-to-eat (MREs)</b> are the military's answer to a long-term, disaster-proof food supply. These …

The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation

A well-equipped first-aid kit is the foundation of any solid contingency plan. There are common elements found in each kit, but the contents should change to match where the kit will be stored and how it will be used. In order to figure out the essentials of the first-aid kit and which ones on the …

U.S. Army

7 Steps to Eat, Drink and Be Smart When Worse Comes to Worst

Food<p>>> Days One to Two: Perishables<p>Dairy products and meat in an unpowered refrigerator can keep up to 4 hours. Frozen food lasts up to two days. If you have doubts about freshness, use a meat thermometer--anything above 41 F should be thrown out.<p>>> Days Three to Seven: Fruits and Vegetables<p>Most …

Water

Apocalypse Hollywood: Survival Lessons From the Stars

The dead have risen and you need to make a fast choice; run for the mall, where you'll be spotted, but there are food, guns and shelter, or go hide in the country, picking off zombies one by one. What do you do? At Popular Mechanics, we take survival seriously. If you're caught in a disaster,lost …

New York City

Beyond First Aid Kits: 5 Unexpected Survival Kit Essentials

Gallon jugs of water, fire extinguishers and first-aid supplies are the essentials of any good survival kit, but our survey of those who outlasted disasters suggests a few more unexpected items. Read their amazing stories of surviving fires, blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes here.<p>1. Beer<p>"Buy a …

How Self Reliance Can Get You Through Any Disaster

Our complex world is more disaster-prone than ever -- but there's plenty we can do about it. Self-reliant, community-minded individuals can help people get through a major event when all else fails. Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds tells us how.<p><b>Here's a simple truth:</b> It's better to bend than to break, …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Top 10 Ways to Save More Money at Costco and Other Warehouse Clubs

Millions of people regularly shop at Costco, BJ's, and Sam's Club because of the significant discounts not found anywhere else. You can keep <i>even more</i> …

The Grey Man Directive

<i>Grey man - an individual who possesses the skills, ability and intent to blend into any situation or surrounding without standing out, concealing his</i> …

Urban Survival – Do You have the 3 Things You Will Always Need?

WTSHTF maybe you are prepared for an extended survival scenario away from civilization, but you have to get out of the city first (maybe). In a …

Survivalism

SHTF Survivalist Radio Frequency Lists

<b>Frequency List for SHTF Survivalist Radio Communications and Preppers</b><br>Information about common frequencies and channels for tactical, emergency, and …

Homesteading / Survivalism

Homesteading / Survivalism, Asheville, NC. 1.4M likes. The largest homestead, survival, and self-reliance page on Facebook.

3-3-3 Radio Plan for SHTF Communications

<b>Survivalist Communicator 3-3-3 Radio Plan</b><br>This is the “When, Where, and How” to make radio contact with each other for SHTF. The 333 Radio Plan was …

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