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Every New Year brings in a list of resolutions that you commit to in order to improve yourself, so why not add a few of these preparedness-minded ones to the list?

  1. Get Into a Survival Level of Fitness. Armchair commandos and Internet warriors are all very well now, but you’ll want a little more than that in an emergency!
  2. Attend a Training Course. Depending on your level of skill, this may be something like advanced tactics and room clearing, or something as simple as basic gun safety and proper handling.
  3. Expand Emergency Food Stocks. If you have no food, try to keep enough around for 2 weeks. If you have a month’s worth try 2 months. It’s all about expanding your level of preparedness from small, limited disasters to the larger ones that needs greater amounts of supplies.
  4. Learn Some New Skills. Ever made a Swedish Fire Torch before? How about an electrolyte solution? Can you help someone suffering from a knife wound or build a snow cave? Knowledge is worth its weight in gold when you can’t just buy items and access limitless information whenever you wish.
  5. Treat a Personal Health Issue. If you’re properly fit and 100% healthy, great! Most of us aren’t, however, and so fixing one important issue this year could be extremely valuable. Maybe you can buy a non-electric diabetes kit with extra test strips, get surgery to improve your eyes so you don’t need glasses, or get that achy tooth finally taken care of.
  6. Add some helpers to your home or land. Cats and dogs can help with mice and other intruders, while those of you with more land might add some chickens, hogs, or bees to your preparedness list.
  7. Add a New Tool to Your Stocks. A survival knife, hatchet, or machete would be a good tool that would be useful now and in the event of an emergency.
  8. Finish Your Survival BinderFinally collect all those papers and bit of important information you need to have a proper survival binder in the event of an emergency.
  9. Pay down debts. This has the twofold advantage of helping you through rough patches with fewer payments each month and giving you additional cash for various uses when things are going well.
  10. Find a like-minded person to add to your group. People are among the best assets to have in an emergency. If you can find just one other person, you’ll have made a great stride in your preparations.

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By Ken Jorgustin

To survive under difficult or threatening circumstances requires a set of instincts, knowledge and actions working together for success.

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a simple thing…
 
S ize Up the Situation
Size Up the Situation, Surroundings, your Physical Condition, and your Equipment.

U se All Your Senses, Undue Haste Makes Waste
You may make a wrong move when you react quickly without thinking or planning.

R emember Where You Are
Always try to determine how your location relates to ‘the enemy’, ‘friendlies’, local water sources, and areas that will provide cover.

V anquish Fear and Panic
The greatest enemies in a survival situation are fear and panic.

I mprovise
No matter how complete a survival kit you have with you, it will run out or wear out after a while. Your imagination must take over when your kit wears out.

V alue Living
Stubbornness, a refusal to give in to problems and obstacles that face you, will give you the mental and physical strength to endure.

A ct Like the Natives
The natives and animals of a region have adapted to their environment. To get a feel of the area, watch how the people go about their daily routine. Learn how to adapt to their (humans and animals) environment and increase your chances of survival.

L ive by Your Wits, But for now… Learn Basic Skills
Survival training reduces fear of the unknown and gives you self-confidence. It teaches you to live by your wits. Learn these basic skills now–not when you are headed for or are in the ‘battle’.

 
Pattern For Survival
Develop a survival pattern that lets you beat the enemies of survival. This survival pattern must include food, water, shelter, fire, first aid, and signals – placed in order of importance.

For example, in a cold environment, you would need a fire to get warm, a shelter to protect you from the (cold, wind, and rain or snow), a means to get food, a means to signal for help (if you’re looking for it), and first aid to maintain health.

If injured, first aid has top priority no matter what climate you are in.

Change your survival pattern to meet your immediate physical needs as the environment changes around you. – Modern Survival Blog

Adapt.

By FullSpectrumSurvival

Published on Dec 30, 2013

Rare Bird Flu Case May Signal Growing Pandemic Possibility — Congo Military Fights Back Violent Coup Attempt — US Authorities Ready Skies For More Drones — Bahrain Claims To Have Thwarted Terror Attack Amid Growing Discontent — Erupting Volcano Causes Thousands To Evacuate.

Links:
All Links Available at http://FullSpectrumSurvival.com

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Cold air returns to the New York area in time for New Year’s Eve revelers on Times Square and could set the stage for a Thursday to Friday major snowstorm.

Expect good travel weather Tuesday and New Year’s Day. However, the cold may be pose a challenge for those spending time outdoors.

On New Year’s Eve, temperatures will be falling into the 20s with RealFeel® temperatures in the teens.

Nothing more than a flurry will drift across Manhattan in advance of the blizzard of confetti.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the potential for a snowstorm in the Northeast on Thursday into Friday.

If the storm organizes quickly enough, heavy, accumulating snow could fall on New York City and a large part of the Northeast Thursday into Friday.

If the storm is slow to strengthen, New England would be clobbered with heavy snow by the storm with light snow westward along the I-80 corridor to the Midwest.

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AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center

Regardless of the amount of snow and strength of the storm for New York City, the coldest air of the season so far will empty out of Canada Friday.

According to Long Range Weather Expert Jack Boston, “If New York’s Central Park fails to reach 20 degrees for a high temperature on Friday, it will be the first time this has occurred since Jan. 16, 2009.” – AccuWeather

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A freight train carrying oil has derailed a mile outside Casselton, North Dakota. Local media report that the resulting explosion sent flames over a hundred feet into the air.

Seven or eight of the cars derailed and were then hit by another train. Residents in the nearby town were advised to stay indoors and keep their windows closed due to contaminants in the air. Blasts from the crash continued for more than an hour

City officials have made no comment as to the cause of the crash but have said that so far no casualties have been reported.

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By Kristen Rodman

Around 2:10 p.m. CST Monday, a mile-long oil train derailed and caught fire near Casselton, N.D., according to Reuters.

The train was transporting crude oil and as a result of the crash, some of the cars went ablaze and then exploded, sending plumes of smoke into the air.

Due to the crude oil aboard the train, the fires will have to burn out on their own but winds late tonight and into tomorrow morning could further fuel the fires, instigate the smoke and inhibit cleanup afterwards.

“Wind will blow smoke from the northwest to the southeast tonight and then north to south tomorrow,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.

While winds can shift direction, it is not likely that the smoke will make its way into Fargo.

RELATED: 7 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter AccuWeather Winter Weather Center Detailed Fargo Weather

However, a temperature inversion could develop late this evening, that would trap the smoke low to the ground.

A temperature inversion happens when there is cold air at ground level and warm air above it. The warm air near the ground, the smoke in this instance, then tries to rise and hits the already warm ceiling and can not rise anymore. As a result, the smoke will be trapped low to the ground.

This could cause low-lying smoke to remain in the areas surrounding the crash and as a result, increase health risks to anyone in the area.

A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment Monday, Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

The small town about 25 miles due west of Fargo, N.D., has now been evacuated for precautionary measure, according to an Associated Press article.

No injuries have yet been reported, but due to the thick smoke rising from the scene, residents in the surrounding areas have been advised to stay inside.

The Red Cross chapter of the Dakotas announced Monday afternoon that it would open a shelter at the Discovery Middle School in Fargo for residents evacuating the area.

The area’s brutal cold could also foil cleanup efforts after the blaze burns out. Temperatures Monday night will plummet down to 20 plus degrees below zero.

Frigid cold will not subside into the town until Friday, as temperatures are expected to stay below zero during the daytime hours through Thursday. – AccuWeather

By Suspicious0bservers

Today’s Featured Links:
Drones: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-feds-sit…
Volcano on Satellite: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD…
LRO sees China Rover: http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-imag…
Cyclone Christine: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013…

REPEAT LINKS:

WORLD WEATHER:
NDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
Tropical Storms: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpaci…
Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Pressure Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expe…
Satellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/sate…
Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps…
EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/…
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-t… [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurric…

US WEATHER:
Precipitation Totals: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/List…
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s…
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satell…
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/T…
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/rec…

SPACEWEATHER:
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/dat…
Planetary Orbital Diagram – Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr…
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-b…
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/i…
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/i…
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spac…
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/I…
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates…
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondem…

MISC Links:
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring…
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/s…
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pac…