Category Archives: safety

Storm Safety Whistles are the Loudest Whistles You will Ever Hear

A while back, my daughter sent me several survival items for my birthday; one of them was the Storm Safety Storm  safety whistlewhistle.  This is by far the loudest whistle that I have ever encountered.  My grandkids and wife scatter when they …

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Plan to Get Home Alive

A reader C.E. Harris sent me this article about staying in touch while out hiking or camping.  These same principals will work under many different situations.

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An essential safety step to any outdoor activity is letting a responsible person …

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How to Select a Campsite

The other day I was talking with one of my grandchildren, who is going camping with his scout troop in a couple of days.  We got into a discussion of how to decide where to build your camp.  I soon …

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The Care and Maintenance of Ropes

Unlike what many people think ropes are not something that you just throw in the corner letting them get wet and dirty.  They require maintenance and care.

Ropes are not all the same.  Climbing ropes are dynamic – they are …

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More on Securing Your Home

I received a few comments on yesterday’s blog that I would like to address.  First is the subject of sliding glass doors.  Personally, I would get rid of one as soon as I could afford it, but there are some …

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The Safe Storage of Gasoline

With all the talk about generators lately, it is time to talk about safely storing fuel.  The majority of generators are gasoline powered.  A few are powered on tri fuel (propane, natural gas or gasoline) a few are on just …

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As the Hurricane Hits the East Coast, Can We Learn From It.

Watching Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast shows just how vulnerable we are to things beyond our control, storms, fire, earthquakes and man made disasters.  You can have all the preps you could possible need to bug in, but if …

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The Importance of Gaining Knowledge

Knowledge can save your life

I spent a fair amount of time talking to and helping others prepare and one thing I see is that many people have no idea of how fast a disaster can over take them.  Just …

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Nuclear Waste Storage

I recently received some information on the location of nuclear reactors and nuclear waste storage areas.  The big surprise was to find that a small research reactor is located much closer to my location that I had previously thought.  The …

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Sweetening Tainted Meats

If you read many old cookbooks you will soon see that many of them cover the subject of how to freshen tainted meat.  With no refrigeration, people ate meat that we would turn our nose up at today.  These books …

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