You can have all the best gear, all the coolest gadgets, and all of the knowledge that you need to keep you and your family safe in the event of a disaster, but if you don't have a plan, you are missing the most important piece of the equation.
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Having the ability to defend yourself in a situation is a must. And yes, knowing how to "fight" is a big part of that. I also never leave the house without a pistol (or 2) and a knife (or 2). The only problem with that is that if I do reach the point where I'm forced to pull something out to defend myself, the person(s) on the receiving end probably won't be coming back from it. And that might be taking it further than is necessary. But luckily, there are alternatives.
One of the most useful skills, in my opinion, is the ability to make contaminated water drinkable again. If things get bad and the only water you can find is dirty, having the knowledge to fix it can easily save your life and the lives of your family. Think about it, it doesn't even have to be a SHTF scenario. Look at the people in Louisiana right now. They are surrounded by water, but drinking it could make them much worse off than they already are. Standing water is filled with bacteria, insects, and, oils, and other pollutants.
Being able to survive off the grid and not using any fancy gadgets or electronics is a wonderful thing, but most of us do have, and often rely on, our electronics. The majority of disasters won’t have an effect on the use of your electronics, but there are some exceptions that could completely ruin them for good.
I started saving water one 2 liter at a time. I simply saved coke bottles, washed them out, filled them with tap water, added a bit of bleach (more on this later), and dated the bottles with a sharpie. I filled just about anything I could think of with water to save it. Well, anything except milk jugs. Don't use them. I don't care how much you clean them out, they will stink and it will ruin your water (learned the hard way). Yes, I could buy water jugs that are made for this, but why waste the money on those.
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Though I think that being prepared is a daily task, I like the fact that there is a month that tries to bring awareness to the potential dangers that we face. Though there are no guarantees as to when and what could happen, taking steps to prepare for the likely events is a good start.
Let me start by saying that I know a .380 is a small pistol and I don't carry this one all the time because I generally want to have something with me that has a bit more bite to it. Now with that said, the Taurus Curve .380 is hands down my favorite gun to carry, for one reason...
I was walking around at Homedepot the other day and came across a knife that I thought was well worth the price. The Milwaukee 5.5 in. Duct Knife (Model# 48-22-1920). Less than $20.00!!!