It’s not my priority. I want you to take a minute and think about your top priority… The minute is up. Now, let me guess. It had something to do with taking care of your family, pet, or self, depending on your situation. That is what emergency preparedness is all about, being able to take care of your family in times of distress. Remember: the Government will NOT SAVE YOU. Be it the town, city, state, or nationwide level. It is your responsibility to protect and supply your family.
Why should I get a kit? FEMA has been honest and told people they should be prepared to be on your own for at least 72 hours. The reality is you should expect no help from fireman, police or government for two weeks or more. Continue reading
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There are so many different ways that apocalyptic calamity can be sprung upon us. Earthquake, fire, super volcano, comet… The list really goes on. But preparing for an emergency does not always have to be doom and gloom. It can be creative and somewhat fun.
Zombies! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) stumbled on to something creative and interesting. You may have heard about this. On their blog, they posted an article titled, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. For a few, brief moments, they captured the attention of the nation, generating traffic to even crash their server. I believe that if even 1% of those readers took heed and got prepared, then it was a successful moment.
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Below is an excellent story of how a man survived two people that tried to kill him and leave him for dead. It touches upon community, fear, will to live and love of family. I will only post the first page of the story.
VIA Outside Online
Surviving a Shooting in the Amazon
By: Joe Spring
On July 1, 2012, Davey du Plessis set off on a roughly 4,000-mile source-to-sea expedition down the Amazon. Two months and a third of the way in, he was attacked and left in the jungle to die. This is his story, as told to Joe Spring.
“As each situation in life represents a challenge to man and presents a problem for him to solve, the question of the meaning of life may actually be reversed.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
It was Saturday the 25 of August, and up until mid-afternoon, I was having my best day on the river. I was almost two months into the expedition. I had already hiked from the town of Tuti to Mount Mismi—the listed source of the Amazon at that time—and back. I had biked roughly 500 miles through the Andes. Then I put a kayak into a tributary of the Amazon called the Urubamba River and had paddled roughly 700 miles. That Saturday morning, I saw my first manatee. A river dolphin swam next to boat. I saw two new species of birds. I was collecting data for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, so every time I saw animals I got a huge boost, but around midafternoon I started to have a really sick feeling. Continue reading
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I just signed up for the Zombie Survival Basics. The class is in October, but currently there is a deal if you sign up. I always wanted to try it and I final have the opportunity. If it sounds fun to you, sign up and let’s kill some zombies!!
Below comes directly from Trackers PDX
Zombie Survival Basics Portland, Oregon
Join Trackers Earth for our world renowned program that prepares you for the front lines of the coming zombie apocalypse. It is the ultimate guide to survival from the zombie hordes.
In this intensive program (because that’s all we have left since the experimental marmoset escaped) you train everything from wilderness and urban survival, boffer weaponry, stealth and evasion, “stuff MacGyver would do” and proper zombie “disposal”. Emphasis is placed on thinking on your feet, increasing your bad ass factor and both short and long-term decision-making during any apocalyptic event.
Zombie Ranger: Protect Your Clan
The Trackers Rangers Guild teaches their own special brand of survival skills applicable in both an urban and wilderness setting. They tell you how to get out of town and into the woods as you strive to exodus major population centers.
Plus, they cover The Curriculum of Shadows, akin to a martial art, this unique philosophy uses shadows, silence, stealth and invisibility to help you guide your band of lone survivors through an earth populated by 6 billion creatures ravenous for your squishy brains.
Special skills include: fire with no matches, torches, weaponry, zombie and stealth scenarios (hunt zombies with bows and foam arrows), wilderness shelter, proper cutting with samurai swords, hatchet throwing, transport methods for getting out of Dodge, avoiding infection from the Zombie plague and much more.
Click here for full details and to sign up. I receive no kickback, nor did Trackers PDX request this blog post.
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