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Camping toilets are quite inexpensive, and are something that may be needed in the event of a disaster. There a wide variety of them available on the internet, and one can even make a home-made one. Instead of using a plastic bag to catc...
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Military entrenching tools are small folding shovels with a canvas carry attachment that can be placed on a web belt or a rucksack. Handy to have in a disaster. They come in two varieties. The older has a straight handle. The latest has ...
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Game camera are inexpensive digital imaging systems that take a photo when they sense the presence of an animal. Do a google search for manufacturers and sources. Wal-mart carries them. They are used to...well...to take pictures of wild...
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Proximity sensors are handy for protecting supplies, campsites and unloading operations. They are very inexpensive and aboutn the size of a cigarette pack. I picked up four on sale at Radio Shack for six dollars each. They require batter...
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The carrying of MACE and Pepper spray by EMT's, paramedics and hospital police should be prohibited. Asside from the fact I see no known reason for an EMT or paramedic to be carrying a weapon on duty, these units are notorious for sp...
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There are two new processes available to waterproof cellphones and portable radios should prove useful to first responders. These involve coating the cellphone with a coating of invisible water-repelling nano-polymers. The devices ar...
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According to the National Fire Protection Association smoke inhalation is the number one cause of death from fires. Fifty to eighty percent of all deaths take place because of smoke inhalation, rather tha burns. That being said, in all o...
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A blocked means of secondary egress is a serious life-threatening matter. From time to time you will come across blocks exits and the drill is to call 911. There is a stigma about notifying authorities in this situation. DO NOT HESITATE!...
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In many cities merchants erect awnings below fire escape ladders. This means the ladder cannot be lowered by the residents through the awning. If you see this report the fact immediately to the fire department, preferably in writing.
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The availability of a bicycle wheelchair trailer makes sense. They are manufactured, though not commonly known. They provide the answer to moving a severely disabled individual by bicycle and across terrain (grass, rubble or mud) that co...
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In a disaster, with limited fuel availability and damaged roads (which may preclude access by a vehicle) bicycles can be used to transport loads long distances effectively. The loads may be transported with a special trailer, which shoul...
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In the United States the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms. These include rifles and pistols for self defense and hunting. Over thirty eight state have passed "right to carry" laws t...
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Im a married guy in my thirties with no kids yet and a fairly mundane office job where I work a couple of hundred hours a month --- and Im kinda mediocre at disaster preparedness, but I think I have an unhealthy facination with apocalpys...
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Periodic fire drills are mandatory in public facilities in the United States such as schools, senior homes and centers and museums. During the last week I witnessed two fire drills, at two different senior facilities. The area to be evac...
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Hello, Does anyone who work at a lab could tell me how are the procedures on clinical labs regarding HIV testing when there is a blackout on the electrical power supply? I imagine that the Labs on most industrialized countries have...
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If you decide to go to the trouble of obtaining a rifle for hunting or survival contingencies, an absolute must is the purchase of a so-called "cartridge extractor" for the specific cartridge used in your weapon. Such an extractor is esp...
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Water purification tablets should only be used when boiling water is unavailable. They should be dropped in a canteen and allowed to work for at least an hour. Because they make the water "taste funny", most campers bring along some so...
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This is an image of the m1a rifle available to U.S. civilians used by the U.S. Navy and Coastguard to throw lines between two vessels for rescue and underway replenishment purposes. The standard way is to use the MK 87 Mod 1 line throwi...
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My choice for the best all-around hunting and survival rifle is the Springfield M1a with walnut stock. This rifle fires the 7.72 NATO cartridge and comes with a twenty-round magazine. With the magazine removed and the walnut stock it can...
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Every individual make and model of rifle requires a unique set of cleaning tools. Illustrated is a cleaning set for the popular 5.56 M-16 type rifles available in the United States. Yeah - you need all this stuff, plus soft flannel patch...
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