Today we’re looking at some survival knowledge from around the web, with some helpful commentary from us to help you decide which to read.
From momwithaprep.com: Why You Need to Take a CPR / First-Aid Class to Save a Life!
Although I’ve always been one to learn for myself practically, in the case of medical emergencies practicing in a formal class is definitely a good idea. This post covers the experience of the author as she and her son attended a Red Cross First-Aid class, to give you an idea of what can be learned in such an environment. There are also some helpful immediate tips from the class that would be helpful to you, including a list of common supplies. Overall, definitely worth it to read this post if you’ve been looking into a first-aid class of some kind. Having taken a course myself previously, I cannot recommend it enough!
From thesurvivalistblog.net: Haven’t Bugged Out Yet? Then This is How You’ll Probably Die
This post is…interesting to say the least, as it portrays a rather stark (some might argue realistic) view of what bugging out will be like after a major event has taken place. To avoid spoiling the entire post, let me just say that it does not end well. I think it is certainly a good post to read even if you disagree with the author’s view that you need to bug out to your retreat location before and live there rather than fleeing in the midst of disaster. Not only would it help you to cement your reasons for moving or staying, it would also give you an opportunity to “Mind game” potential outcomes when a disaster does strike. What threats would you face? Are there any particularly nasty people you’d need to keep an eye on? Natural dangers (such as wild animals) or man-made accidents (a local chemical plant that could explode if unattended) should also be considered. Give this post a look and see what you think, as I only partially agree with the author’s ultimate assessment.
From shtfplan.com: Prepping Myth, When SHTF You Will Bug Out to the Woods
Another post about the dangers of bugging out, but this one has a different tack. Rather than being largely negative, SHTFPlan instead tries to encourage readers to look beyond initial assumptions and really gauge the risks and rewards of trying to live off of the land in some wilderness. Having met several friends who insist that this is their prepping plan myself, it was interesting to see that the author covers a lot of the “you are not Bear Grylls!” sort of advice that acts as a decent reality check for people. If you plan on bugging out I recommend this article, since it can help you to get a realists view of the hardships you’d face trying to survive with minimal gear in the woods without a chance for resupply.