Posts Tagged ‘survival’

Survival classes thriving despite hard times

May 12, 2009

Laura Read

Sunday, May 3, 2009

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/03/CM7F16R604.DTL

It’s a school with no computers, no televisions, no cell phones, no light switches, no amenities. If you want food or water, you’re pretty much on your own. The classroom is the great outdoors – and the course is survival.

In today’s tough economic times, when people are contemplating living with less, survival classes are attracting plenty of students who believe the primitive world offers an embarrassment of natural riches that not only can make the difference between life and death but also can expand personal growth.

“Five years ago, I founded Adventure Out. It was just me with a few friends helping to give surf lessons and survival workshops,” says Cliff Hodges of Santa Cruz. “The company grew to 20 employees, and now we run programs all over the state. Now every class fills up with a pretty long waiting list.”

Wilderness survival schools have been around since the 1960s, but interest began swelling during the Y2K scare. These days, people have access to plenty of survival material. They’re watching survival television shows. They’re reading survival books, such as “Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive” by Les Stroud, host of the Discovery Channel show “Survivorman.” They’re checking out survival schools online and through word of mouth.

What neophytes are quickly discovering is that survival schools are not just for Rambo anymore; they’re for Bambi, too.

Laura Read
Sunday, May 3, 2009
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Educated Guess – What Countries/Regions might Survive Collapse?

March 14, 2009

“It is only towards the end of 2010 that the situation will start stabilizing again and improving a little in some regions of the world, i.e. Asia and the Eurozone, as well as in countries producing energy, mineral and food commodities”
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From the GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin
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Survival Preps Links

March 1, 2009

General/All Purpose

Walton Feed: http://waltonfeed.com/catalog.html

Emergency Essentials: http://beprepared.com/

Frugal Squirrel: http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/store/index.html

MRE Depot: http://www.mredepot.com/servlet/StoreFront

Survival Unlimited: www.survivalunlimited.com

Honeyville Grain: http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/

Happy Hovel: http://www.happyhovelfoods.com/index.htm

Safe Castle: http://www.safecastleroyal.com/index.html

Survival Acres: http://survivalacres.com/

Harvest Foodworks: http://www.harvestfoodworks.com/index.cfm

Mountain House: http://www.mountainhouse.com/index.cfm

Freeze Dry Foods: http://www.freeze-dry.com/index.htm

Just Tomatoes: http://www.justtomatoes.com/

USA Emergency Supply: https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/

Mylar bags:

Frugal Squirrel: http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/store/food_storage.html

Sorbent Systems: http://www.sorbentsystems.com/mylar.html

Emergency Essentials: http://beprepared.com/product.asp_Q_…er+for+Buckets

Survival Unlimited: http://www.survivalunlimited.com/buckets.htm

Oxygen Absorbers:

Sorbent Systems: http://www.sorbentsystems.com/order_O2.html

MRE Depot: http://www.mredepot.com/servlet/the-…l?sfs=f7d4e189

Honeyville Grain: http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/ind…ROD&ProdID=309

How to:

Walton’s Self reliance page: http://waltonfeed.com/self/index.html

Oxygen absorbers: http://waltonfeed.com/self/upack/oxyintro.html

Dry Ice: https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/i…eservation.htm

MISC…

U.S. Cavalry
http://www.uscav.com/

Brigade Quartermasters
http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/ta…alog/index.tam

Sportsmansguide
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/

Nitro-Pak
http://www.nitro-pak.com/

water testing kits
http://www.h2okits.com/site/1286521/product/WS-425B

Hoarding Underground – What Would You Bury?

January 12, 2009

Imagine you have a square meter or two of space to bury preps, in your small yard,
what would you bury?

Let’s assume the worst; that you bugged out and in the interval the hordes came and completely trashed your house.

When you returned there was permanent economic collapse.

So what would you be sure to put in the ground, if you had to start all over
again, living from your hidden preps?

Here are some suggestions from various friends.

1.  10 ounces gold in 1/10th ounce coins
2. Three box pack strike anywhere matches
3. Med kit with anti bacterial creams, compression bandages, penicillin, etc
4. Folding knife, razor knife, gutting knife, and a lanskey sharpener
5. sleeping bag with water proof outer shell
6. 5 pair moisture wicking socks
7. Portable water purification system
8. 2 pair leather gloves
9. 4 rolls toilet paper
10. $2500 cash in $5, $10 and $20 bills