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  • Survival Knives & Hunting Knives
    will come in very handy for many different uses There are a quite a few different types of knives ranging from pocket knives to exotic survival knives They come in many popular brands such as Gerber Buck Swiss Kershaw etc Little pocket knives such as Swiss army knives are great for little jobs that need to be done such as cutting rope or tape for tying things down or any small job etc Hunting knives are great for cutting meat and other related hunting activities If having to hunt it would be very difficult to skin a deer or elk without a nice hunting knife Survival knives are also good for hunting as well as for survival activities All the other different items that are included with survival knives can come in good use if in situations that they were needed If having to be out where survival was necessary having matches metal wire saw band aids compass fishing hooks fishing lines needles thread sharpening stone P 38 type can opener etc could all come handy and would be easily accessible Some even come with sling shots and screwdriver accessories and a lot of them have water proof handles keeping

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  • Guns & Ammo
    a 44 caliber or 9mm that could be used in your home or property Have enough ammo to last a while if needed all though you hope you would never have to use it Rifles and shot guns can also can be beneficial for good uses Hand Guns There are a couple of different types of hand guns to get Revolvers come in six shooters and other sizes which are the most reliable hand guns being that they have a lot less moving parts in them compared to your semi auto guns which jam at times The only draw back in having a revolver is that they are bigger guns over all and take more time to load if you were in a life threatening situation Also they don t hold as many rounds that most semi auto have It would still be recommended that you have at least one in your home to use if needed Semi autos are still nice to have being that they can carry from nine up to fifteen or more bullets per cartridge giving you an advantage over your opponent If you have a nice semi auto hand gun and want to make sure it is up to par you could have a gunsmith work on it to tune it up to work reliably A lot of times jamming is caused when the bullet is ejected into the barrel of the gun which if the edge is not rounded or smooth enough can cause it to jam This in most cases can be fixed by a trained gunsmith Rifles Having a good rifle and shot gun is also crucial for emergency preparedness If you were ever in a situation that you had to hunt for food it would be good to have a bolt

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  • Trendy Maternity
    supplies of today finding these emergency supplies that are needed shouldn t be too much of a trial to search for and can be found at your local stores Of course any maternity supplies you can find and get a hold of will work You just want to make sure that you will have everything you need in those times that everything has gone haywire Maternity supplies might not always be accessible as with most everything else during those times There might not be a doctor or midwife close by to help deliver so being prepared might also include have some basic knowledge of delivering a baby and how to use the different maternity supplies when needed Here is a list of materials that you would want for birthing as well as during your pregnancy Some of these maternity supplies you might all ready have or don t need Of course the more you have the better your situation will be in those times of emergency Maternity Supplies Motherhood maternity clothes Maternity jeans Maternity bras and underwear Maternity pillow Maternity reference book Maternity belt Bioflavonoid Calcium Birthing Supplies Birthing Book Very Important if never delivered a baby Hexol Witch Hazel

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  • Herbal Medicine
    Electric Vehicles Reference Links Herbal Medicine For Emergency Preparedness If medical supplies for illness are not accessible during a disaster it would be wise to have alternative herbal medicine in storage There are many different herbal remedies and many good sources for acquiring herbal medicines especially accessed here online Herbal medicines could be a whole website on it s own If you like herb plants and make your own herbal remedies than growing herbs might be something you would be interested in starting There are thousands of herb plants and to know the right ones to grow or have in your storage will take a little research and work There are some good well known medicinal herbs that you can start with for planting or storage which are mentioned below Make sure that when acquiring herbs for storage or for growing that you consider your sources Some packing plants don t use the best herbs especially when it comes to herbal oils Make sure you are getting quality herbs that will actually work for you Talk to those that use herbs consistently and know something about them and then search it out yourself Many herbs can be dried and last for years in storage if growing your own or if buying them in bulk Here are a few herbs of the many that are commonly used Aloe Vera Angelica Anise Arugula Basil Bay Borage Calendula Cannabis Caraway Catnip Cayenne Chamomile Chervil Chicory Chives Coriander Cilantro Cornflower Dandelion Dill Echinacea Eucalyptus Evening Primrose Fennel Feverfew Foxglove Garlic Ginkgo Ginseng Goldenrod Goldenseal Green Tea Ground Ivy Horehound Hyssop Lantana Lavender Lemon Balm Lemongrass Lobelia Lovage Marjoram Mint Oregano Oxalis Parsley Periwinkle Plantain Poppy Rosemary Sage St John s Wort Savory Scented Geranium Tansy Tarragon Thyme Uva Ursi Valerian Violet When storing your

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  • First Aid Supplies
    hour kits in backpacks with small first aid kits so that every family member or person would have one accessible if needed Also if situated in a place that you couldn t go anywhere for supplies or have emergency medical teams not able to respond it would be ideal to have first aid supplies in your place of dwelling Pre packaged first aid kits currently available are economical and contain many of the essential items All though most everyone of these kits will contain the basics of everything you need but not all the first aid supplies will be included So you can start with the prepackaged kit and add the extra items you require or build your own from scratch First aid supplies can come in first aid kits or all the supplies can be bought separately and then put together as first aid kits First aid supplies and kits can be bought at most local drug stores as well as at general merchant stores at prices ranging for under 10 00 to over 50 00 depending on how comprehensive you want to get You can get a nice general first aid kit for around 25 00 that would be good for your dwelling place Here is a list of first aid supplies that should be included in your kits First Aid Supplies Comprehensive first aid manual Pencil and paper Scissors Emergency blanket Small knife or multi use tool Small Flashlight extra batteries Magnifying glass Razor blade Small mirror Matches lighter Tweezers Thermometer Hot water bottle Needle and thread Antibacterial soap Adhesive tape Safety pins Duct tape Coins for phone calls Bandages Adhesive bandages various sizes Elastic wrap bandage Butterfly bandages Gauze pads Triangular bandage Gauze wraps Large compress bandage Roller bandages 2 x 5 yards Safety gloves Wire

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  • Soap Supply: Bar Soap & Liquid Soap
    poultry or fish After going to the bathroom After changing a diaper or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom Before and after tending to someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After blowing your nose coughing or sneezing After handling an animal or animal waste After handling garbage Food handlers should wash hands with soap and water before beginning work and before returning to work from any toilet visit or break Alcohol hand gel should not be substituted in food handlers Cleaning the Living Area Keeping surfaces and items clean helps to reduce the spread of infections Having household soap supply would be a good idea Clean surfaces with a household soaps when visibly dirty and on a regular schedule Kitchens and bathrooms should be cleaned daily and as necessary Living areas should be cleaned at least weekly and more often if necessary Bed frames mattresses and pillows should be cleaned laundered between occupants Other furniture should be cleaned weekly and as needed Spills should be cleaned up immediately Sanitize i e reduce microbial contamination to safer levels high risk surfaces using a household disinfectant e g a product with a label stating that it is a sanitizer Have a supply of this handy or a mixture of 1 teaspoon of household bleach in 1 quart of clean water mixed fresh daily High risk surfaces include Food preparation surfaces Surfaces used for diaper changing Surfaces soiled with body fluid e g vomitus blood feces Laundry Kept Washed Garments heavily soiled with stool should be handled carefully wearing gloves and placed in a plastic bag for disposal If stool can easily be removed using toilet paper the garment may be laundered as described below Wash clothing in a washing machine if there is electricity by using normal temperature settings and laundry detergent Household bleach can be used in the rinse water at normal concentrations Dry clothes in a dryer if possible There is no need to disinfect the tubs of washers or tumblers of dryers if cycles are run until they are completed If no electricity than it would be best to disinfect what you use Make sure donated clothing is washed before distribution Garbage Waste disposal should be carefully disposed properly especially medical waste such as syringes and needles A heavy plastic laundry detergent bottle with a lid may be used if official sharps containers are not available Use trash receptacles lined with plastic bags that can be securely tied shut Trash bags should not be overfilled Place trash in an area separated from the living spaces preferably in trash bins Use of appropriate infection prevention measures by all individuals and evacuees can reduce the spread of infectious diseases Staff and residents should wash their hands with soap and water frequently Children should be assisted in washing their hands with soap and water frequently A good soap supply should be positioned throughout the living area especially where food is being served

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  • How To Make Homemade Soap
    may need to be very careful how hot you get it Vegetable oils can also be used for making soap These oils are liquid at room temperature and without employing a trick or two usually require many hours of mixing before they trace Trick 1 Use a blender The more finely the lye and fat molecules are intermixed the faster they will saponify Using a blender the trace stage can be reached in minutes instead of hours Don t use an upright blender unless you don t mind millions of tiny air bubbles being permanently whipped into your soap Use the hand held type instead With one of these even your most stubborn oils should trace within 20 minutes Sometimes you can get a trace with animal fats in just a couple of minutes Anyone who has sat around for hours stirring a batch of soap will be ecstatic with this Trick 2 Cook it There are a couple of processes that I have developed myself yet are rather unorthodox And this is one of them If you don t have a blender perhaps cooking your soap is for you After it has cooled pour or spoon it into the soap mold or tray and treat it like you would for the no cook recipes Even though it has been cooked the chemical reaction that slowly turns liquid vegetable oils into soap will take much longer than cooked animal fat soaps When your soap has traced you can add your superfatting coloring and perfume oils Superfatting oil When your soap gets to its trace stage the saponification process is around 90 complete Fat added at this point makes your soap softer There is a reason why the superfatting oil is added after tracing instead of at the beginning with all the other fats If it was added at the beginning you wouldn t have any control over which fat or oil ended up as your free fat as all fats would saponify together This is presupposing you are going to superfat with a different fat or oil than you used to make your soap with Exotic oils are generally used in superfatting They are added at trace to give the benefit of their desirable qualities without having to use so much it empties your wallet A good rule of thumb is to use 1 oz per pound of total fat used in the recipe That s one part superfatting oil to 16 parts total fat Let me list just 2 of the more common superfatting oils Avocado Oil Feels very soft to the skin and makes an excellent shaving soap Cocoa Butter Makes a hard bar It smells and looks nice but doesn t lather Coloring Dyes Several things are used to color soap Approved items are clays mineral pigments and spices You can get these items from soap supply companies Moving back into the area of unorthodoxy again I color all my soap with a piece of crayon Virtually all crayon is made with stearic acid a type of fat The stearic acid saponifies into the soap leaving behind the pigment I melt crayon into my soap after it has traced Don t be tempted to put your crayon in at the beginning as the lye will change its color You may need to heat a half cup or so of your traced soap to about 150 degrees F to get it to the melting temperature of the crayon Even adding a crayon at this late stage of mixing you may notice a slight color shift over time Scenting Oils There are two types of scenting oils FO s fragrance oils and EO s essential oils An EO is made from distilling the oil out of the plant it comes from A fragrance oil is a man made chemical that s steeped in alcohol EO s are usually used in soap making as FO s have been known to seize soap or turn it into a yucky ball that doesn t saponify correctly EO s are much more expensive and harder to find than FO s but also have better scent retention If it is an EO it will most often say so on the label You will also know it by the exorbitant cost FOs can often be used safely at trace however Make a small test batch first to see if your FO is going to work before making a big batch Be aware that rose and cucumber FOs are notorious for seizing soap If you want to use an FO that can possibly seize soap you can safely use it during a rebatch Certain fragrance oils and essential oils change the saponification characteristics of a mix Jasmine absolute from real flowers is damaged by strong alkali It is a natural fragrance and not a fragrance oil The Setting Tray Mrs Mertz used a galvanized tub Other old timers used a wooden box in the shape of a tray with a cloth laid in the bottom of it The cloth was used to help remove the hardened soap from the tray If you are going to use a solid tray may I recommend plastic wrap instead of cloth as a barrier between your soap and the tray But there is something even simpler than this If you have any square edged flexible plastic trays with lips at least as high as a bar of soap is thick use this instead After the soap has hardened a slight flexing of the tray will dislodge the soap When the soap begins to harden 1 hour to 3 days depending on how fast the curing process is moving along section it into bars When cutting the soap should still be soft enough to easily run a table knife through it but hard enough that the soap doesn t run back together again After it has further hardened 3 7 days remove it from the tray and break it into bars

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  • Winter Clothes for Survival Preparedness
    your perspiration to escape or if you know anything about foam clothing you could consider having some made or make it yourself It is very breathable and works great in those sub zero temperatures If more sources on this are found it will be posted here To keep warm you should consider having different layers of winter clothing on Long Johns The layer closes to your body should be able to wick moisture away form your skin and trap a layer of warm air next to your skin during activities Long johns or long underwear works well for this made of polyester silk or polypropylene Modern synthetics are nonabsorbent and will do the job Avoid cotton being that it will absorb your moister and trap it Winter Jackets The middle layer of winter clothes provides insulation and affords you the most versatility as your activity intensifies or temps fluctuate These winter jackets can be make of microfleece wool or Polartec Acrylic sweater heavy wool jackets or button up shirts also work well for this Keeping wind protection and capturing heated air space for warmth is what you want to consider Winter Coats The outer layer is focused less on warmth and more on staying dry It is the outer layer that protects insulating layers from wind water the 2 prime culprits in convective and conductive heat loss Gore Tex is something to consider that works well in allowing for venting of internal heat and and is still water and windproof Nylon and Teflon coats offer good protection but have slightly less venting ability PVC or plastic coated rain jacket will not breathe nor will a nylon jacket repel rain for long periods of time if having to be out in wet and cold weather Leather coats can keep you warm and breath well for a outer layer winter coat Winter Pants Being dressed for warmth at our chest area will all know is important and do it but if you are only wearing cotton jeans you will be very cold still Cotton is just a bad insulator and doesn t hardly block the wind at all Amazingly you have more surface area on your lower body than you do your upper body So your upper body has to do more work in trying to keep your legs warm but if your body can t maintain it it will constrict your blood vessels to your legs trying to keep you core warm so ultimately you get cold Gore Tex Teflon or nylon shell pants are great bottom layers for winter pants With the lower body though venting isn t as much of a priority as it is around the core of the body Winter Hats Having a good winter hat on we all know is crucial in not losing a lot of our heat through our heads Wool caps fleece hats or a balaclava work great for this Baseball caps do not provide adequate insulation and shouldn t be considered Keeping

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