Self Defense Tools You Can Take on a Plane
23 Jul 2016

5 Self-Defense Tools You Can Carry On A Plane

Traveling comes with a lot of challenges, especially when you may be worried ensuring your safety. Even though you can’t bring obvious self-defense weapons such as firearms or knives in your carry-on bag when traveling by plane, there are some effective tools you can pack for self-defense that are unlikely to arouse

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5 Ways to Communicate in an Emergency
20 Jul 2016

5 Ways to Communicate In An Emergency

When the SHTF, ways to communicate in an emergency with your family and your close friends will be a high priority. Communication infrastructure is also the one aspect of the grid that’s all but sure to fail, thanks to the general public’s reliance on digital electronic devices such as phones and computers

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Exploding Fire Extinguisher Ball
13 Jul 2016

Exploding Fire Extinguisher? Throw This Extinguisher and It Puts Out Fires

If Elide Fire has its way, the vertical fire hydrant “spray cans” will be a thing of the past. They’ve created an exploding fire extinguisher ball that just makes so much sense. When you’re in a fire, how close do you really want to be to it? Yes, fire extinguishers

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What You Need to Know About Traveling with Firearms
11 Jul 2016

What You Need to Know About Traveling with Firearms

For many of us, summer is a time for traveling. However, it’s important to remember that our safety doesn’t go on vacation. If you’re planning to travel this summer, be aware of the laws and regulations regarding firearms. Gun laws are complicated and vary by jurisdiction. As a responsible gun

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Essential Items for Wilderness Survival
05 Jul 2016

Go Beyond the Survival Essentials

Having some basic survival essential items with you when you’re outdoors is a must and the key to outdoor success. The items you have with you should provide for your basic needs while out and about, both while things are going according to plan and when things get hairy. But

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Emergency Phone Calling
17 Jun 2016

How Do You Communicate in An Emergency?

When the ground starts to shake, a tornado blows through or a line of wildfire sweeps through, your first thought will likely be to call your loved ones and ask how they are or let them know how you are. When everyone is doing that though, the phone network may

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Do You Rely Too Much on Phones While Hiking?
16 Jun 2016

Do You Rely Too Much On Your Smartphone when Hiking?

These days, we use our smartphones for everything. They’re always with us, even when we’re in the backcountry. Smartphones are helpful but they shouldn’t be your line of defense if you’re out in the wilderness. Technology is never a substitute for knowledge, experience and safe planning. When you’re hiking in

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Emergency Planning With Children
14 Jun 2016

Best Emergency Prep Tips for Families With Children

Adults tend to think that we can handle everything and of course that means we’ll take care of our kids in an emergency. And, there are some things we may think that kids aren’t ready to handle. Is emergency planning on that list for you? Children actually need, and many want,

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Be prepared for safety at large events
13 Jun 2016

How to Survive When a Large Crowd Gets Out of Control

Summer brings plenty of festivals, fairs, concerts and other events across the country. Add in the fact that this is election season and many people will have a busy schedule. While these kinds of events can be enjoyable, there is also significant risk in an emergency. A dangerous incident can

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ride out a tsunami with a survival pod
11 Jun 2016

‘Survival Pod’ Capsule Designed to Withstand Any Type of Disaster

The “survival pod” is a unique capsule designed to withstand any type of disaster. At least, this is what inventor and CEO of Survival Capsule, Julian Sharpe, claims. The survival pod is made of metal, is covered in an aircraft-grade aluminum shell and is lined with a ceramic thermal blanket. It

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