The Elite Survivalist

Don’t Forget! – Medical Supplies

by Craig
When doctors are not available In a global disaster situation, doctors will become extremely scarce. You'll need to know how to deal with most injuries and ailments on your own. Start by obtaining medical supplies. Your best bet is to purchase pre-stocked medical bags. This takes the guesswork out of locating various medical supplies one at a time. Look for a pre-stocked M-3 medic bag or a pre-stocked first responder trauma bag. These will cover all the basics for you. Your medical supplies Some other medical supplies that you will want to locate include military-grade surgical instruments, a surgical/suture kit, [...]

The Next Thing You Need – Fuel and Power

by Craig
Fuel and power Fuel and power are valuable commodities today, and they'll become even more valuable in the aftermath of a global catastrophe. Let's talk about fuel storage and ways to keep electronics functioning even in the absence of a publically available electricity service. When you store fuel at your retreat site, you need to make sure you do it properly. Take care not to store your liquid or pressurized fuels inside your living space. Most liquid fuels have a shelf life and need to be rotated regularly.  Make sure you store liquid fuel in sturdy, sealed, labeled containers that [...]

Another Survival Challenge: Food

by Craig
Food is what enables you to survive for the long term. You'll need to store food in your home and emergency kit as you wait out the panicked mass of people, and you'll also need food waiting for your arrival at your retreat site until you can start hunting or growing crops. You'll want to keep canned foods, dry mixes, dehydrated foods, and even MREs (meals, ready to eat) in each location. Long shelf life and easy prep work are key: choose foods that require no refrigeration and little or no cooking. For example, you should look for salt-free crackers, [...]

How to Survive on Your Own

by Craig
Solo survival is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you don't have to worry about the well-being and safety of other people traveling with you. Nobody slows you down and nobody can accidentally leave you behind -- or end up getting left behind. On the other hand, everything you do has to be done on your own. Nobody will be able to help you share the workload. Nobody will be there to keep watch as you sleep. Here are some guidelines for successfully surviving by yourself. Be self-sufficient Since you'll be traveling by yourself, you must carry [...]

What to Do When Disaster Strikes

by Craig
The first few moments immediately following a disaster are critical. In order to ensure long-term survival, you obviously need to ensure your short-term survival first. You do this by taking stock of your situation, reacting appropriately, and executing your retreat plan. Taking Stock of the Situation As soon as you realize something is wrong, you need to determine exactly what is happening. Turn on the radio, turn on the television, and check the Internet. Believe it or not, Twitter.com can be very useful for gathering real-time information. In 2011, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Washington D.C. Residents living in [...]

Pre-Disaster Preparedness: What You NEED To Know

by Craig
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With most things in life, preparing for an event is just as important as how you handle the event itself when it occurs. Readying yourself for the end of the world is no exception. Locate a Retreat Site The first and most important thing you'll need in case of TEOTWAWKI is to locate a retreat site. This is a "safe zone" you will use to ride out the catastrophe and its aftermath. For some people, especially those living in rural areas, their own home may very well be their retreat site. This is an ideal situation. But most people don't [...]