Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Store survival kits

Remote desert locations, including the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico, southern Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, draw adventurers of all kinds, from the highly skilled and well prepared to urban cowboys who couldn't lead themselves (much less a horse!) to water. The goal of this book is to help all of them survive when circumstances beyond their control strand them in the desert environment.In simple, friendly language, enlivened with humor and stories from his own extensive experience, David Alloway offers a practical, comprehensive handbook for both short-term and long-term survival in the Chihuahuan and other North American deserts. The topics he covers are: -- Intelligence: The Ultimate Survival Tool-- The Priorities of Desert Survival-- Survival Kits-- Water-- Fire-- Shelter-- Aiding Rescuers-- Expedient Vehicle Repairs and Uses-- Chihuahuan Desert Plant Resources-- Chihuahuan Desert Animal Resources-- Expedient Tools and Weapons-- Weather Hazards-- Desert Hazards, First Aid, and Sanitation-- Traveling and Wayfinding-- Debriefing-- Wilderness Survival Schools-- Equipment Sources.
Survival Kits Wilderness

Survival Kit Suggestion

In my pack I have waterproof matches, space blankets (2), flint stick, knife, sharpening stone, box of ammo extra clip, pocket stove, cotton balls and wet tender, compass, whistle, Katadyn Microfilter bottle, tube tent (2), First aid items and sanitary items such as small toothbrush and travel size toothpaste. I also have high protein bars, a mess kit and dehydrated food. Enough for three days. A small hatchet and fishing line.Oh and an extra pair of socks in case mine get wet.Just a few suggestions on your survival kit make sure its water proof and light weight. There are many ideas to use the kit can be made for the area you are going into.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Get rid of ants

Even in the wilds ants can be a problem.You can  also sprinkle a line of cayenne pepper across the ants’ entry points, and the ants will not walk over it. Just make sure if you have pets they do not lick up the pepper. Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically important of insects. This concise, easy-to-use, authoritative identification guide introduces the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the United States and Canada. It features the first illustrated key to North American ant genera, discusses distribution patterns, explores ant ecology and natural history, and includes a list of all currently recognized ant species in this large region. * New keys to the 73 North American ant genera illustrated with 250 line drawings ensure accurate identification * 180 color images show the head and profile of each genus and important species groups * Includes a glossary of important terms.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Survive in the wilderness, backpacking survival kit plan

How to survive in the wilderness, backpacking survival kit plan. If you plan on taking a backpacking trip or camping in the deep woods. Here are a few ideas on having a wilderness survival kit and plan.First have a plan with maps and locations of emergency stations,water sources, and research what kind of wild life inhabitants are in the area. Make duplicate copies of you hiking or camping plans and leave it with relatives or friends. This is most important if you get lost so that the rescue personal have a idea of where to start their search patterns. Survival Books
Your survival kits needs to have water proof matches or some kind of fire stick. A extra compass and maps of the area. You can put in a small knife or razor blades and a small flash light and extra batteries. I have seen survival knives in sporting good stores that have water tablets,fishing line and hooks, small bandages and antibiotic cream all in the handle.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Survival books

This book could save your life. As a soldier, you must be prepared for the worst at any given time. Similarly, campers, hikers, hunters, and anglers all need to be aware of their surroundings while in the woods or when using potentially dangerous weapons or tools. 101 Survival Tips provides vital information to enable you to survive should you find yourself in a life-or-death situation and illustrates a wide array of topics including: the will to survive, survival planning, survival medicine, making tools and weapons, finding food and water, making shelters, building fires.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Skin Care First Aid

 First Aid assembles for readers an outdoor first-aid kit of essential items; soothe bites and stings; deal with hot and cold injuries; wrap sprains, fractures, and dislocated joints; handle backcountry emergencies until professional help arrives. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior. Backpacker magazine–branded and fueled by Falcon-Guides, this book provides essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. Perfect for pack or pocket, it breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos, charts, and illustrations are organized with text by an expert in a brief and accessible manner, introducing readers to basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Affordable Emergency Reserve Food Storage

While many of us prepare for our family’s future needs with things like life insurance, trust funds, and college funds, we often overlook life’s most basic need- food. As we have learned through recent crises, it can take several days for the government and relief organizations to get food and water to those in need. Because of this, government and religious organizations have urged people to prepare themselves by storing extra food and water.Having an emergency supply of food isn’t a new idea; in fact, it was a very common practice not too many years ago. Canning and bottling throughout the summer and fall could be seen in many homes. Even today, societies that rely on crops grown locally know that it is essential to store rice, beans, wheat, and corn whenever there is a good growing season, because a drought may be around the corner.
As more families have moved away from the farms, and into the suburbs, many have developed a dependency on the grocery store for food, and the kitchen sink for clean water. No doubt about it, modern conveniences are a wonderful thing and simplify life, but what happens if the grocery store cannot receive new shipments of food? What will you do if the local water supply is contaminated? What if you lose your job, and unemployment doesn’t allow for paying the mortgage and buying groceries? These are difficult questions that many people put little thought into until they are faced with some type of challenge
Easy & Affordable Emergency Reserve Food Storage

Friday, August 5, 2011

Many bugs are edible

Military survival manuals indicate that insects are an ideal food alternative. Nutritionists likewise report most bugs are good for your health. 
  Rotting logs lying on the ground are excellent places to look for a variety of insects including ants, termites, beetles, and grubs, which are beetle larvae. Do not overlook insect nests on or in the ground. Grassy areas, such as fields, are good areas to search because the insects are easily seen. Stones, boards, or other materials lying on the ground provide the insects with good nesting sites. Insect larvae are also edible. Insects such as beetles and grasshoppers that have a hard outer shell will have parasites. Cook them before eating. Remove any wings and barbed legs also. You can eat most insects raw.  The taste varies from one species to another. Wood grubs are bland, while some species of ants store honey in their bodies, giving them a sweet taste. You can grind a collection of insects into a paste. You can mix them with edible vegetation. You can cook them to improve their taste.
Scorpion Reptiles and Bugs

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Snake Bite First Aid

Pit Viper
The pit viper has “pits,” on their heads. These organs help the snake locate prey and adjust the amount of venom used according to the size of their prey.
The glands, or venom sacks are connected to the fangs, which act like hollow hypodermic needles. These fangs are voluntarily controlled by the snake. They can raise either one or both fangs, or neither.
When fangs break off, there is usually another fang below, or there may be one next to it.
Therefore, snakebites can present as one puncture wound, two, three or even four.
The pit viper can strike about 50% of its body length, and has been recorded to strike at about 7 feet per second. The forked tongue is equivalent to our nose. The snake senses chemicals in the air with their tongue, aiding in the location of prey.
Their pupils are elliptical, and all pit vipers in the United States have elliptical pupils, as opposed to non-venomous snakes which have round pupils. The age of a rattlesnake cannot be determined by the number of rattles. Rattles frequently break off, and therefore is an unreliable method to determine age.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lean-to shelter in the wilderness

A shelter can protect you from the sun, insects, wind, rain, snow, hot or cold temperatures, and enemy observation. It can give you a feeling of well-being. It can help you maintain your will to survive. In some areas, your need for shelter may take precedence over your need for food and possibly even your need for water. Assess the situation. How long do you think you will need your lean-to? How urgently do you need to make a lean-to? Theses things will let you know how strong to make your shelter, or how much time you need to spend on it.  Scan the ground, find some sticks, about the size of two thumbs width. If you can't find the right size, make due with what you can find. If you have a pocket knife on hand, cut them off of short trees, preferably without leaves, branches are fine. You will need long limbs. Look around you. Find a few large trees, if you can find a particularly large one, that’s very good, if not, find a few that are very close together, perhaps a foot apart. Check the warning at the bottom of the page.  How to build a lean-to

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Black Widow Spider

Biting insects can hide in your foot wear. If you do get an insect bite it usually can be treated on the spot. Mosquitoes, gnats and flees bites will not show up immediately so you need to watch the area for any signs of infection. Tick bites you need to cut off the oxygen to the head of the tick to remove the tick safely.

When you have been bitten by an insect you should stop all strenuous activity. Watch for hives and bee's nests around hollow rotted logs and low lying tree limbs too.
Black Flies have a terrible and nasty insect bite that can itch and sting, black flies will also swarm over you, they will crawl and wiggle to get under clothing to get your skin and bite Unfortunately Deet doesn't work as very good to repel blackflies like it does for mosquitoes  Insect bites spider bites

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Poison ivy or poison oak

 If left untreated highly sensitive to these plants you need to see a doctor. So what are the fix it ways to treat the problem or prevent it here are some ideas how to cope with poison ivy and oak. First you need to know the plant what it looks like and where it might be growing. If you hike and go into the woods you need to become familiar with how it looks like in that area. Normally poison ivy looks like a low vine with grayish white berries and pointed leaves usually in groups of three. The reddish leaves turn green in the summer and reddish again by fall. Poison oak is a shrub or small tree with greenish whit berries and oak like leaves that appear in groups of three. Spotting these plants is not always easy.
Poison Ivy Help

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Make a first aid kit

You should have a first aid kit in your home and car. Some of the items it needs to have are sterile gauze pads, band-aids, non-latex gloves different sizes, best to keep all sizes or a couple sets of a larger size. Antibiotic hydrocortisone cream, a breathing barrier for CPR , and a reference card. The card should have emergency numbers burn control, poison control, EMS, family members.

You should build a first aid kit specified for your family needs. The suggestions listed would be best for a smaller kit that you could carry around, if you want a large kit add in a flashlight which extra batteries , a blanket, scissors, thermometer, hot cold pack two different packs, you break and they heat or cool , and elastic wraps. You can put whatever you want in a first-aid kit. Just make sure if you have medications in it you restock it and check it regularly. You need to check the dates to be sure that there are not expired materials in the kit. A first aid kit can be put together for areas that you plan to travel to especially in cold and hot climates.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Warrior Dash Ohio

Team Tiff made it through the warrior dash in Ohio ,congrats to the team it was a great day.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Water purification

Backpackers have many water purification options to choose from now. They can be broadly classified in four categories.

1. Water Filters.
2. Chemical treatments.
3. Boiling the water.
4. No treatment at all.
"safe" natural springs versus contaminated water sources.. I don't really recommend this as a way to obtain good drinking water, but it can't hurt to learn how to find the natural sources that are most likely pure. A filter can clog or your water tablets get lost.
Rainwater collected in clean containers or in plants is usually safe for drinking. This is just something to remember for emergencies, though. Always purify water from lakes, ponds, swamps, springs, or streams. Even deep in the wilderness, most water sources now have Giardia or other unhealthy bacteria and viruses.

Water purification by boiling works fine. Just boil for a minute or two and you are usually okay. The problem is that it is just too much trouble for backpacking. Do you want to stop several times daily to set up your stove and boil enough water to fill your water bottles? Do you want to always need a good fire to do the same, or to carry the extra fuel for that stove? For regular use, there are just two convenient ways to purify water when backpacking. They are water filters and chemical water treatments.
Compass wilderness survival

Friday, May 20, 2011

Backpacking for hiking and camping

Being physically fit makes backpacking safer and more enjoyable. Hiking on trails and in the wood or mountains is a great experience. Your physical conditioning and exercise should prepare your body for backpacking and hiking. You can lose much of what you gain from exercise and getting in shape to backpack if you stop for even a week.  Backpacking does require you to be prepared to exert much energy so you need to prepare your body. You should get twenty or thirty minutes of good aerobic exercise every two or three days. Try parking farther from the store, run up and down the stairs any time you walk do it at a faster pace. You need to do leg lifts and sit-ups can strengthen and condition the lower back muscles. Remember you will be carrying a backpack. You should eat a mix of proteins and carbohydrates within forty-five minutes after finishing any heavy work out.
How to do backpacking

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Training For Rock Climbing

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How to choose a climbing partner that is going to make you a better climber not drag you down

Monday, February 7, 2011

wilderness survival kit

A wilderness survival kit should usually contain a signal mirror, a whistle, a fire starter, a compass, fish hooks, razor blades, duct tape, matches and first-aid supplies.Starting with the new "Wilderness Skills & Survival Clinic", this one day course will teach the basics of indigenous survival. Without the use of any modern technology, students will learn the basics of Shelter, Water, Fire, & Food from a perspective that promotes harmonious and sustainable use of our natural resources.