Natural Remedies for the Common Cold - A Preppers Guide

What do you do when you get sick in a world without drug stores?

I caught a cold last week. Something that happens to all of us and should not be a big deal. I find that as I get older these run of the mill illnesses seem to get worse and longer in duration. I have gotten to the point where I need a prescription cough syrup to sleep at night once the cough starts.

If you look at the counter in my bathroom there will be cough drops, cough medicine, Ibuprofen, decongestants and whatever I can think of that might ease my suffering. I'm not trying to come off as a wimp here but having a cold sucks. I can't sleep or even think for the duration - which seems to get longer all the time. Back in the day I could count on being 100% after a week or so. Now the symptoms can last two weeks or longer.

Reasons to Prepare - Don't Wait, It Will Be Too Late

We all mention it in jest. What will you do when the end comes. Perhaps at a party or at the bar with friends. The fact is that one day the end will come and when it is here it will be too late to get ready. There is no need to panic now however. A little forethought and perhaps a small investment you too can be ready when the apocalypse arrives.

This end can come from many sources. All a person has to do is watch the news, read the paper, or just look at an online current events site. There is always some event being thrown at us that has some potential cataclysmic outcome. I am sure that is why some people even avohd the new all together. The barrage of evidence is obvious and now is the time to take note and get ready for the inevitable.

The first area of potential catastrophe and probably foremost is the environment or a natural disaster. The recent floods, hurricanes, global warming, and water crisis have probably brought a drop of sweat to your brow. It has mine. 

The Changes That Will Make Us Survivors

I one hundred percent agree in today's world we should be prepared for everything. I don't know if people realize how severe it could be for us at any given time. It scares me a little when my children go on trips even though I have tried to prepare them for many different scenarios. I learned a lot about the outdoors growing up so I was able to achieve a great advantage as far as bare survival but I think it should be taught to our children as well. What if something happens? I for one would love to know that my loved ones and friends have the ability to stay alive without an emergency kit.

Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to be some where you aren't familiar with and have nothing but the clothes on your back. Ask yourself,"what would I do in this situation". Survival is the key to the success of life now, not only in business but the way you approach everything. You will find less and less people will help you out of a jam these days. 

Flood Survival: What Everyone Should Know

Flooding is something that every country in the world is familiar with. This is why basic flood survival should be known by everyone. Indeed, it has been a problem that we keep on seeing close to us, or in some far off place. We see a lot of news on flooding disasters that have claimed lives and property. Due to the hydrological cycle, we can't seem to get rid of all of the water as it is being recycled through rain, evaporation and storms.

That doesn't mean we just have to succumb to the disaster. Ironically, flooding is one of the disasters that are easiest to manage, given a proper disaster preparedness program.

Floods can be classified into two categories; the regular flood from sustained rainfall over long periods of time and the flash flood. The regular flood is what we normally encounter. 

An Integral Part of Survival Gear: Honey Buckets

In planning for emergencies and purchasing survival gear, one phrase dominates my thinking.... "What if....?" What if the electric power goes off? What if there's an earthquake or tornado? What if...what if?

This morning, as I prepared for work, I happen to catch three very funny TV commercials for Angel Soft toilet paper. They were entitled, "Uncomfortable Bathroom Moments" and trust me, they were hysterical.

I giggled and then thought, "Oh no! What if I couldn't flush the toilet? What if an earthquake, flood, or other catastrophe caused damage to the water lines? What is in my survival gear to address this problem?"

Water flushed toilets cannot be used when water service is interrupted. What water may remain in the lines isn't generally sufficient to flush the wastes down the sewer. Attempting to flush simply results in clogging of the system, which will then back up, making your living situation much more unpleasant.

Food Storage for Hyperinflation

Plan Ahead, Set Up Your Own Food Storage While You Have Time

Thankfully for those having a willingness to prepare in advance, there's time still on your side to plan, prepare and execute your own food storage plan. This will save you and your family from hunger, food shortages and extremely high prices if the economy suddenly falls apart. Being prepared beforehand, will allow your family to physically survive through hyperinflation itself.

This article will concentrate on the initial steps you and your family will need in preparing your personal Emergency Preparedness Supplies. The first part of any survival plan will be setting up and stocking up your food storage.

Are You Prepared To Survive A Landslide?

Landslides are the sudden, massive and ominous fall of mud, rocks and debris from a higher area down to settle in lower levels. The massive land movements are usually triggered by heavy rain fall resulting in the softening of the soil. But, landslides have also happened with very light or no rain at all.

Depending on its origin and the path it takes, a landslide that begins from a higher level land mass carries mud, rocks, uprooted trees, garbage and other debris it collects on its way down. A landslide falling off a mountain might contain lots of trees and logs, while one that passes through an urban community could pile up garbage, sewage and even small vehicles.

Regardless of their origin, landslides are extremely dangerous. They destroy everything that crosses their path and bury property, animals and people under the massive pile of debris and mud.

Prepare a Personal First Aid Kit for Pets

If you are like most pet owners, your pets are valued members of your family. It is a documented fact that many have risked life and limb to save their precious pets during a disaster. Statistically, however, it is more often small cuts and scrapes that occur that require immediate attention, rather than major disasters such as an earthquake or flood. For this reason, every pet owner should have easy access to a first aid kit specifically created for pets.

What would you need immediately if your puppy fell of the bed and started whimpering? You'd need a first aid kit for pets. Supposing your cat had an altercation with the neighbor's dog and the vet was twenty minutes away? You'd need a first aid kit for pets.

A well-stocked first aid kit for pets is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it could save your pet's life, or at least make him more comfortable, until you can get your pet to a veterinarian. The likelihood that your animals will survive an emergency depends largely on emergency planning done today. Therefore, a first aid kit for pets is a necessity.

Giving a Helping Hand

We often encounter situations were we attempt to do the right thing but in the process we inadvertently endanger our family or friends. As compassionate individuals we frequently have a very naive perspective towards human nature when confronted with a crisis and as a result we can and do choose the wrong course of action. It is highly likely that in our desires to help our fellow-man we could end up not just in a dangerous situation but possibly dead.

The problem which I see is that there are not enough people who are preparing for an uncertain future in our nation. In that case the question is posed as to whether we should band together as members of a dead society or should we fight the hazards individually. We could in all reality go it alone but it would be nice to help others as we move along the way back to a civilized nation. Right now we have a bit of time where we can ponder our way of thinking about the future situations and discover the pros and cons of helping others. At some future date this advantage will be taken from us and instant decisions will need to be made.

Getting Started on Being Prepared For 5 Days After an Emergency or Natural Disaster

Most authorities you read about or see these days talk about being prepared for emergencies or natural disasters for 3 days. But think about it, how long it will take them to get to every person, home, or business. Not to mention, making sure the agencies themselves are up and running. This will take longer than 3 days. It could take a week or longer, but adding at least 2 more days worth of supplies couldn't hurt, could it?

Being prepared for the aftermath of an earthquake or natural disaster is most peoples goal. Here are some simple steps to get you started.

1. Get bottled or boxed water, enough for you and your family to cook with and drink for at least 5 days. An easy way to collect water for cleaning and possibly cooking is by putting collection barrels at the corners of your house and have the rain water drain into them.