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- 2 We want to make the world a better place, and we need your help.
- 3 Keeps you prepared for the worst.
- 4 When your doctor told you to “watch for these symptoms” they probably didn’t really tell you what to do next.
- 5 Shelter in seconds.
What is the first rule of survival? Stay dry! The title might seem like a joke but it’s not. Water is life, and in a SHTF situation, staying hydrated can mean the difference between life and death. In this blog post I will teach you how to stay safe from water shortages by using some common household items that you probably already have at home.
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1. Which animals are the most likely to survive in the wild?
2. What would be some ways that people could stay dry and reduce their estimation of how much water they were using at once?
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3. Would you change where you lived or your profession if there was a drought (in your opinion)?
4. As long as we have hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and forest fires – can we ever really fully prepare for all disasters?
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Hypothermia is a serious concern for many of us who are preparing to face the unknown. If you have not already, it’s important that your Bug Out Bag contains an emergency blanket and some extra clothes such as socks and underwear. The saying “Stay Dry- Stay Alive” applies here too; even if this means sacrificing something else so long as you’re dry when faced with life or death conditions about which we know nothing more than what has been shown on TV!
When your doctor told you to “watch for these symptoms” they probably didn’t really tell you what to do next.
What if you wake up and the car has been stolen, or your luggage was lost? I know it’s hard to plan for every single thing that might go wrong when traveling out of town. But there are a few things we can do beforehand to make sure this doesn’t happen. Keep an emergency bag in all of your cars with supplies like food, water, warm clothes (including hat and gloves), boots/shoes depending on what season you’re going during; even though something unexpected may never happen…better safe than sorry! Also keep first aid kit handy just incase anything does come about while away from home- better prepared then taken by surprise!
Always carry a personal first aid kit and wear the appropriate gear. Always make sure you’re wearing clothes that are warm enough, such as wool or lightweight moisture-wicking synthetic material like Polartec or polypropylene – but never cotton! Cotton loses all its insulating properties when wet against your skin which can quickly lower your body temperature; always remember “Cotton is Rotten!”
Shelter in seconds.
What’s the best way to dress for weather? If you’re not sure, it might be a good idea to invest in some high quality cotton underwear and t-shirts. Cotton is breathable which makes it easy on your skin – such as during hot days or long flights with air conditioning set too low. It also has natural wicking properties that pull moisture away from sweat glands so they stay dryer longer! These attributes make this fabric perfect for summer wear but unfortunately don’t provide adequate insulation when worn alone against cold winds and snowstorms of winter; synthetic fabrics like polyester have less potential than cotton garments at trapping body heat because they keep water molecules moving more readily through them instead of sticking together (that can happen with wool). The
Your supplies should be able to keep you dry and warm in case of a disaster. This means you need the right gear, like water-resistant boots that will protect your feet from whatever weather emergency awaits on the other side. With these sturdy shoes, it’s easy for even an amateur to survive nature’s harsh realities while keeping their toes safe!
Some people keep an extra pair of water-proof socks as a back up in case their boots do get wet. This is great because even if you have cold, wet feet from your damp boots the Gore-Tex will allow fresh air to circulate and they won’t smell or feel clammy on your skin for long. It also means that when it comes time to take off those soggy socks (along with some dry ones) everything stays warm thanks to all that insulation around them!
Remember to waterproof all your clothing and footwear in your bug out bag. The best clothes are going to be those that wick water away, dry quickly when they get wet, and breath well. Check out Point6 socks for some merino wool options- these can’t rot! I’ve been reading a lot of lists lately about what people pack on their bugging out checklist, but one thing missing from most is shelter: make sure you have something sturdy enough if the weather turns bad or as an extra sleeping area while traveling through unfamiliar territory
It is not easy being out in the elements. We have seen many people, during storms and other cold weather events, get sick and end up seeking medical attention for hypothermia or frostbite. Add a lightweight shelter to your bag before you head outdoors on any excursion this winter—you’ll be glad that you did when it starts snowing!
When the body is exposed to cold, it can lose heat faster than it produces. If this happens for too long or if an individual has a physical condition called hypothermia (their core temperature drops below 98.6 degrees), they may experience organ failure and die from lack of blood flow through their brain, heart and other vital organs in only minutes! Even someone with just mild symptoms should be treated immediately because even that will take a toll on one’s mental capacity- making them more prone to accidents while also weakening them physically and mentally.
Stay dry, stay alive.
Hypothermia causes death when the person’s body starts losing its ability to regulate warmth within itself; without any intervention this process could lead quickly up until complete exhaustion of bodily functions which would include
Shivering is a neurological response to cold temperatures. If this shivering slows or stops, the person may be becoming dangerously hypothermic and should seek medical attention for their condition immediately as it can turn from mild into moderate without warning.
Victims of hypothermia will show symptoms such as a slowed heart rate, extreme shivering, pale skin coloration and difficulty speaking. Once the body temperature drops below 82˚F it becomes critical to seek medical attention immediately because victims may seem dead or in coma-like state due to muscle rigidity and lowered vital signs.
A person could be suffering from Hypothermia if not showing any external sign but displaying internal indicators like severe shaking, near death blueish gray appearance with an inability for speech or responsiveness.
When the temperature drops too low, your body will start to shut down. Recognizing the signs of hypothermia is key and can be done by checking for shivering or slow speech. Mild cases are easy to remedy with some warm drinks; just don’t overdo it because excessive perspiration means you’ll have a hard time warming up in colder temperatures!
As soon as you realize someone is suffering from hypothermia, take them to the hospital or call an ambulance immediately. Apply a mild heat source (like body warmth) so that they can start recovering and don’t eat any food; it just exacerbates their condition by making them vomit up what little sustenance they have left in their stomachs.
The elements are dangerous, and when you’re caught unprepared it’s important to know how to find shelter. If there is no natural cover from the wind or rain, look for a rock outcropping if possible (usually found in canyons). You should also be able to build an expedient lean-to using tree branches that don’t have thorns on them. When snowing heavily outside, wrap up by building your own little cave called “snow trench” or quinzee; just make sure not use any water as this could cause hypothermia!
Hypothermia is a serious and potentially fatal condition often caused by exposure to cold elements. For those who are susceptible, even short periods of time in the wrong conditions can lead to hypothermic states that have become life-threatening – no matter how experienced or skillful outdoorsmen may be. Stay dry when out there because once you get wet and start shivering, it’s likely only going downhill from there before long; whether they’re an expert camper or not!