Posts Tagged ‘Survivalist’

Winter Camping Survival Skills: How to Identify and Treat Hypothermia

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Hypothermia is a creeping, secretive killer. Its early symptoms can appear as mere irritations. Because a person suffering from hypothermia progressively becomes less and less coherent, those who are suffering hypothermia rarely recognize the danger. That’s one reason why the buddy system is so crucial for survival in the backcountry. Two sets of eyes and two rational minds are a real advantage in the face of hypothermia. Your buddy can speak up if you’re not behaving normally, or if he or she notices conditions are ripe for hypothermia. Recognizing hypothermia symptoms is like recognizing stoke symptoms: The earlier you spot it, the better chance you have of saving the victim. And yes, “saving” is an appropriate verb here, since hypothermia can kill.

Protect yourself and your trail mates: Know the signs of hypothermia we list below, so that you can call 911 or stop to warm up your companion before it’s too late.

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Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas for the Survivalist in Your Life

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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HP7R Rechargeable Flashlight

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be predictable and cheesy. It can be a chance to show your heartmate that you know them well—well enough to get something that they would actually want on the big romantic holiday. Forget the flowers and chocolates—this year, go for the rugged, top-of-the-line survivalist tools that your outdoor man or lady lusts for. If you’re in love with a camper/survivalist/outdoorsman or –woman, this shopping list of COAST Products should be handy this Valentine’s Day. (more…)

It’s 2014, Here’s List of Survival Skills You Should Brush Up On

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

CampfireIt’s a new year and a new chance to improve your survival skills. Here are ten skills every disaster prepper should keep well honed.

1. A Positive, Practical Attitude! It may sound corny, but positive thinking really can make the difference in an emergency situation. Panic is your enemy. There are many rules that survivalists use to stay focused in tough moments. For instance the “Rule of 3s” states that a person can live for 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without body temperature regulation (shelter), 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. This makes it easy to see that shelter is a must-have in an emergency situation. Another rule: SPEAR, short for Stop, Plan, Execute, Assess, and Re-evaluate. This rule of thumb can help you stay confident and focused in the face of a survival situation.

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