By Ryan – Modern Survival Online
We constantly discuss all the different skills and strategies that can help somebody survive in a SHTF scenario. However, when it comes right down to it we can boil everything down to a handful of things that can spell disaster. Sure, there is a possibility that you get eaten by a bear or starve to death. However, there are much more likely ways to perish.
When I look back on the survival challenges that I have completed, there was almost always something that caught me off guard. These are the things that could cause a person to die in a survival situation. In this article, I am going to discuss the most likely ways that a survival scenario can go South. I will also cover the ways you can avoid these pitfalls.
When a person is not prepared for a survival situation, it is very common for them to panic. This is the primary reason that people lose their lives in these scenarios. Panic prevents a person from rationally analyzing their situation and formulating a plan for success. Survival is all about adapting and strategizing.
It is a natural reaction. We are all built with a fight or flight mechanism when our lives are on the line. This pumps adrenaline through our veins. It is important that you learn to control this instinct and use it to your advantage. When you can calm your mind and think your way through the situation, you will likely come out on top.
If you look at actual cause of death in survival situations, hypothermia kills more people than any other single threat. This is the process of your body shutting down as your internal temperature drops below 95F. One of the most dangerous aspects of hypothermia is that people think it can only happen in freezing conditions. The fact is that hypothermia can happen in just about any environment around the planet. Without protection from the elements, the average person can only survive three hours in cold or wet weather.
Continue reading at Modern Survival Online: 8 Things That Can Go Wrong in the Next Disaster
By Off The Grid News Staff – Off The Grid News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The majority of Northern California remained under a flood warning Tuesday as record rains continued, and the National Weather Service even urged residents to gather essential items in the equivalent of a bug-out bag.
More than 14 million people are under a flood warning until Thursday, including the area around the Oroville Dam which experienced a mass evacuation just before Valentine’s Day.
Sacramento has received 26 inches of rain since Oct. 1, double what the city normally gets during the same time, The Sacramento Bee reported. San Francisco has seen 24.38 inches of rain.
With mudslides and floods threatening the region and reservoirs at capacity, the National Weather Service in Sacramento issued a dire warning: “Gather important items, documents and medications in a ‘go bag’ in case you need to evacuate quickly. Don’t forget to plan for your pets, too. Make sure your vehicles have a full tank of gas.”
Continue reading at Off The Grid News: National Weather Service Warns Flooded Californians: Pack A Bug-Out Bag
More information on what to pack in a Bug Out Bag Here
By H. Davis – The Prepper Journal
What is it that makes natural disasters so dangerous? Is it due the fact that it has the ability to destroy anything that stands in its way? Or does it have to deal with our inability of recognizing the signs of danger? Well, the answer is neither. The reason why a natural disaster is so dangerous is simply because we don’t prepare. A large percentage of the American population goes throughout their day-to-day lives without ever thinking of a natural disaster occurring.
That being said, it’s important to ask yourself, “How can I survive something I’ve never prepared for”? It would be like walking into a room to take an exam, you never studied for. The simple fact of the matter is, you can’t survive a natural disaster without preparing for it. This is why earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes rips cities apart, taking thousands of lives with it and causing billions of dollars in damage repairs.
Believe it or not, a natural disaster like an earthquake or flood can strike at any time, without warning. In other words, even if we tried to recognize the signs before a disaster struck our home, we could still be misled and miss it. Those are the ones that cause the most destruction in communities, neighborhoods, and homes.
“Time is a friend to no one,” so don’t wait until the last-minute to start inspecting your home and run to the hardware store. Don’t Wait Until The Clock Hits Zero
Continue reading at The Prepper Journal: Natural Disaster Hotspot: Preparing For The Unexpected
By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
How To Prepare For A Hurricane
Beyond Just Flashlights And Batteries
How often have you heard this ‘typical’ recommendation (from ‘.gov’)?
For emergency preparedness keep a disaster supply kit containing 72 hours of food & water, a flashlight with extra batteries, a battery powered radio, and a First Aid Kit.
While those preps are simply logical, it seems ridiculous to even have to suggest them (who doesn’t already have a flashlight in their home?). What’s worse, it may be portrayed that these ordinary preps are adequate to weather the storm (hurricane?)! Really?
Here are a few recommendations to help make better decisions and judgements during a time when there’s a hurricane in the forecast:
Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Preparing For A Hurricane