In the wake of tragic events like the recent hurricane disaster in New England, the first question on most minds will be, “Is my family OK?” Having a family communication plan as part of an overall home disaster strategy will hopefully answer that question.
Preppers in New England had their chance to put home disaster plans to use in the wake of Hurricane Sandy this week. While Living Ready spends a good deal of time on preparing ahead of disasters, it’s no less important to know what to do after the weather settles down.
This video shows how to make a sawdust firestarter. If sawdust isn’t readily available, substitute another combustible material. A common choice is dryer lint. The process is the same. Put the material into the egg carton sections. Dump wax into the sections. Let cool. Break off the sections and use as needed. But even if [...]
Don’t go reaching for a brick of wax. Here’s how to waterproof matches in an unexpected way.
One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself against the elements. Using these cold weather survival tips, proper planning and appropriate equipment, you can overcome the elements of cold. Note that “cold” depends on your geography. Below-freezing temperatures in northern [...]
This weekend nearly 750,000 Boy Scouts will operate ham radio from over 6,000 stations in 150 countries around the globe for the Jamboree On the Air event.
With deer hunting, turkey hunting, predator hunting, trapping season and a slew other fall outdoors activities upon us, it’s important to review survival plans in case things take a turn for the worst. Here are some wilderness survival tips for hunting season.
Let me make my case for the .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) as the ultimate survival choice in terms of rifle cartridges. What does the .22LR have going for it that would make someone even consider it as a survival choice, let alone the best all-round?
From ham radio to CB, a look at the best emergency radio options offered through the Radio Services.
Following a disaster, access to friends and family may be not be as easy as opening a door. Understanding dynamic entry tools and techniques is important. Tactical expert and law enforcement veteran Dave Morelli explains these concepts in this article.