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Container Housing: Time Magazine

“Old Shipping Containers Are New Housing Trend”. This article was not really attempting to say it’s a new trend, but meant to emphasize that the trend which began years ago has become a huge construction trend even in 2011. Although the news article was somewhat condensed, the reporter, Tim Newcomb did a great deal of […]

Making Your Dwelling Fire Hazard-Free

Making Your Dwelling Fire Hazard-Free Fire Safety Checklist The kitchen is the single most likely place for a residential fire to start. We have addressed that here. But for everything else, read on. Fire Safety is an important topic for our family meetings. A residential fire is the most likely danger to your home and […]

What To Do If There’s a Fire

What To Do If There’s a Fire. Fire Safety Checklist Whether it’s a faulty electrical appliance, a kitchen towel falling on a hot burner unnoticed, a curious child playing with matches, or a pile of oily rags combusting in the garage, a fire is one of the most likely dangers you may have to face. […]

Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing for an Emergency The Next Step- Making Your House Emergency-Ready Hopefully by now you’ve gotten things started from our previous Jump-Start post and you’ve seen that it’s not so scary, it’s rather easy, and your family is interested. Now that you’re on the road to getting you and your family members emergency-ready, we’re going […]

The Easy Jump-Start Guide

We’re creating this Jump-Start Guide to show you that preparing your household and family to survive a crisis isn’t as difficult or scary as it sounds. For many, thinking about preparing for an emergency can sound overwhelming, expensive, and time consuming and this may stop some from doing anything. Or perhaps some family members may […]

Long Term Food Storage

6 Steps to Food Storage 1) Where to Store Your Food Storage? Where to Locate Your Home Food Store? Before storing food and supplies, you’ll need to select a place that will best meet the criteria for appropriate conditions, relative convenience, and sufficient space. Look around your home and property. Find a room that you […]

Food Safety

Food Handling Safety Wash hands before handling food. The water you wash your hands in should be water that you would drink. Washing hands in filthy water kind of defeats the purpose. Ideally, wash hands vigorously under running water, with soap, for a full 20 seconds. Be sure to get between the fingers and around […]

Water Filtration and Purification

Next to air, water is what man needs most. In a challenging situation, it is critical to be able to find, store or treat water. Our bodies are about 80% liquids. We lose water in three ways: perspiration, breathing and urination. Dehydration of 6 to 8% of the body’s weight results in decreased body efficiency. […]

Emergency communications

Emergency Communications Information During local, state and national emergencies the importance of our country’s communications system which includes telecommunications, broadcast, cable and satellite systems can become strained. When the power is off, phones go out and the internet is down, when police, fire, and hospital services are overwhelmed, amateur radio operators are there to take […]

Water Storage Options

// Click here for Water Filtration and Purification Water Storage Options In most emergency situations, fresh drinking water is the most important item you can store. It is recommended to have both portable and stationary emergency water storage. Portable water containers should be light enough to carry during an emergency. Be sure to take into […]

Prioritize your Preparedness

If you prioritize your preparedness, you will be able to cover the most important items first, and then move on to a more rounded supply! Water Storage – The first aspect of preparedness we will be focusing on is Water Storage. You can have a year’s worth of food but that won’t mean anything without […]

Water Storage

Water Storage is important. Having an ample supply of safe, clean, purified water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need even more. You will also need […]

Building Your Own Shelter

If you are in a situation where you need to build a shelter, there are several different types of shelters that you can build. If you have no materials with which to construct a shelter, you should make use of any cover or protection that is available, such as a cliff overhang, a cave, a […]

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Single Post Parachute Tepee

Single Post Parachute Tepee You need a 14-gore section (normally) of canopy, stakes, a strong center post, and inner core and needle to construct this tepee. You cut the suspension lines except for 40- to 45-centimeter lengths at the canopy’s lower lateral band. To make this tepee– Select a shelter site and scribe a circle about 4 […]

3 Post Parachute Tepee

3 Post Parachute Tepee If you have a parachute and 3 poles and the tactical situation allows, make parachute tepee. It is easy and takes very little time to make this tepee. It provides protection from the elements and can act as a signaling device by enhancing a small amount of light from a fire […]

Poncho Tent Shelter

 Poncho Tent Shelter This tent provides a low silhouette. It also protects you from the elements on two sides. It has, however, less usable space and observation area than a lean-to, decreasing your reaction time to enemy detection. To make this tent, you need a poncho, two 1.5- to 2.5-meter ropes, six sharpened sticks about […]