Month: January 2016

Best Purse Survival Kit For Women

THE SURVIVAL SCENARIO/BEST PURSE SURVIVAL KIT FOR WOMEN

 

Best Purse Survival Kit for women, Just after Valentine’s Day 2016, a 33-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed outside the downtown post office in a small Oregon college town before 7 a.m. She was grabbed from behind as she was getting into her vehicle and struck on the head several times with a blunt object before being knocked to the ground. The attacker then proceeded to steal her purse and other personal items.
The woman took several minutes before she was able to call 9-1-1. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Her purse was later located in bushes close to the post office. Several other items were not recovered by the police. The unidentified male attacker was described as a middle-aged man with a pockmarked face and rotten teeth. He was last seen running north through the streets and he remained at large the evening of the attack. ( Best Purse Survival kit for women)


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robber snatching a purse

How many of us have gone to the post office in the early morning hours prior to going to work? A scenario like this could happen to anyone, especially if you’re not prepared or expecting danger in the most unlikely of places. This woman did not expect to get bashed in the head while pulling the keys out of her purse. She was probably doing what she has done hundreds of times before and expected nothing out of the ordinary to happen to her.(Originalhunters.com)

PURSE SURVIVAL KIT GEAR LIST

  • Purse
  • Phone
  • Phone charger (wall adapter)
  • Mirror
  • Lighter
  • Bright-colored scarf
  • Whistle
  • Mace/pepper spray or a Taser
  • Pistol (if you have a concealed weapons permit where you live)
  • Kubaton or tactical baton
  • Umbrella or walking stick
  • Knife (Swiss Army or survival knife)
  • Wrist compass or mini compass
  • Water bottle
  • Food (snacks or energy bars)
  • Basic first aid kit (small and compact)
  • Emergency blanket (space blanket)
  • Cash ($20 to $100)

Purse Survival Kit, What could she have done differently? Could she have gone later in the day? Was it still dark out that morning? Was she alone in the parking lot? What else did she have in her purse? Did she have anything to ward off an attacker? What could she have had in her purse that she could carry every day that could have possibly prevented this from happening? These are the questions you should consider when you are by yourself in public places, both familiar and unfamiliar.
When it comes to being prepared, your environment doesn’t matter. Emergencies can happen anywhere—in a rural or urban area, in a relatively safe, gated community, and in shopping centers. There have been reports of people being abducted in every type of environment–rich, poor, in daylight, after dark, at dusk, and at dawn. You have to be prepared, even in what you perceive to be the most secure of environments. Those who fail to prepare will not have a fighting chance to survive an emergency.(Best Purse Survival Kit for women)

THE TAKEAWAY

Purses are usually used to carry a wallet, phone, personal care items, and makeup. It might also include a tablet or laptop and phone charger. Obviously, the larger the purse, the more you can fit in it. I’ve often commented on women’s purses that could be used as weapons because they are so heavy and could easily be swung against an attacker. Why not add a few items to your purse that could potentially save your life and get you out alive if faced with a survival situation? (Best Purse Survival Kit for women)

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Purse

 

Best Purse Survival Kit

phone & charger

 

 

The items in the purse survival kit are in addition to the normal day-to-day items you already carry. You might already have many of these items in your purse, and some of them you might not have even thought about. These items are must-have and recommended by many survivalists throughout the world.
This checklist is not exclusive by any means. Look at it, evaluate it, and find out what works best for you. Imagine if you were the woman in Oregon—what could you have done differently? Or picture yourself at your local grocery store, dropping your kids off at school or practice, or walking to your car alone at the mall. What would you do to stay vigilant and ready? What items could you have with you to protect yourself? Keep these questions in mind when you put your purse survival kit together.
In any survival situation, you must always think about food, fire, shelter, water, and security.
Communication Items
Communication and signaling are key components of survival, which makes a phone and charger essential.
A mirror can also be used as a signaling device. Send flashes of light from the mirror to attract attention.
You can also signal with smoke or fire, and if you carry a lighter, you’ll have the means to make both. You can also make a fire for signaling, warmth, protection, cooking food, and disinfecting water if necessary. The means to make fire is a necessity in every survival kit.

Survival Lighter

Survival Lighter

Lighter: A bright scarf also can be used as a signaling device. Place the scarf in a highly visible position or wear it on your head to shade you from the sun.
A whistle can be used to signal as well. Use it to call for help while signaling your location to others.
Personal Protection
What would you want to have in your purse if you were involved in the attack scenario at the start of the chapter? Does pepper spray, mace, or a Taser come to mind? What about a knife or a gun? If you live in a state where it is legal and you can carry a weapon, are you trained and proficient in the use of a gun? Do you carry your gun with you, either on your body or in your purse?
We recommend carrying a pistol, but only if you have the proper training and necessary permits. A firearm in the hands of a trained person is an absolutely deadly weapon. Although warning shots should never be fired (you don’t know where the bullet might end up; you don’t want the bullet to hit something other than your intended target), a pistol can be very intimidating and could save your life from a would-be attacker. Of course, you need to have the requisite permit and training to carry a weapon and attain the concealed handgun license if your state has a concealed handgun license program.(Best Purse Survival Kit for women)
You want to ensure your pistol is comfortable and easy for you to operate and conceal in your purse. It also must be easy to withdraw from your purse. You can purchase holsters specifically designed to fit purses as well as special purses that provide a holster for a pistol. There are many manufacturers of carry holsters, purses, bags, and other items that can conceal a pistol. Check reputable websites on the Internet or visit your local gun store and hunting or sporting goods store. Select the gun you are most comfortable with and that is easy for you to use.
You must practice and be proficient in the draw, loading, reloading, and operation of your weapon. Go to a range where you can practice these requisite skills. Practice drawing your pistol from your purse at the range. Find a good, certified firearms instructor to train you.
After you’ve got the basics down, a pistol becomes a viable option to protect yourself and your loved ones in a dangerous situation. Remember, these skills are perishable if they are not practiced and maintained. You want to achieve muscle memory when you reach into your purse to draw your weapon and put it into use. Muscle memory means it does not require much thought—your body reacts to the situation and it knows what to do because you’ve practiced it time and time again. In an ideal situation, you will be assessing the threat or multiple threats, looking for a way out, looking for a safe area, and taking care of others in your party as you methodically and fluidly draw your weapon and prepare to defend yourself. Practice makes perfect.(Best Purse Survival Kit)

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Personal Mace

BEST Purse Survival Kit

Revolver and Holster

 

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multi tool

If you can’t carry a pistol or don’t feel comfortable carrying and using one, there are other items you can carry to defend yourself. A kubaton is a compact key chain that can be used as a weapon, and a tactical baton, which is a hardened steel rod, can be extended and used to hit, poke, and swing at an attacker. The baton telescopes out and comes in various sizes.
Other items to consider are an umbrella and a walking stick. You could go James Bond style and include weapons in your walking stick, such as a handle that has a knife blade that extends into the shaft of the stick. Even if you don’t go that route, a walking stick or an umbrella can be an extension of your arm that you can use to poke, swing at, or choke an attacker. Either of these items can give you some stand-off distance and you can do some harm to an attacker if you hit the person in soft target areas of the body like the eyes, nose, throat, or groin. This can allow you to defend yourself or buy yourself some time to get away.(Best Purse Survival Kit for women)

 

Multi tool: If you choose to carry a baton, key chain, umbrella, or walking stick, train with it. Know how to swing it, open it, and poke with it. Train on a human-sized dummy target and work on hitting the soft areas of the body.
You should also carry a small knife or multi tool in your purse survival kit. A knife can be used as a weapon, but more importantly, it is a tool to cut, pry, open things, make things, etc.(Best Purse Survival Kit for women)
Food and Water
You also want to have a water bottle and some snacks or energy bars in your purse survival kit. The bottle itself can be used to gather more water. Also include some form of nutrient-dense food such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or energy bars. Any of these would give you some energy if you need it in a tough situation.(Best purse survival kit for women)
First Aid and Shelter
Make sure you keep a small first aid kit in your purse. You may need to control and stop minor bleeding or protect minor scrapes and cuts. An ACE bandage, gauze for wounds, supplies to make a splint, and some basic over-the-counter medicines should be included. These items can fit in a simple food storage bag or small makeup bag.
An emergency space blanket should be included in your purse survival kit. It is small, lightweight, compact, and could easily go in your first aid kit. The blanket can be used to reflect heat inward to keep you warm or to make a hasty shelter. It can also be used as a poncho to keep you dry in wet conditions. (Best Purse Survival Kit for women)


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Umbrella – Small Enough For Any Handbag,

 

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Wrist Compass

 

 

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water bottle

 

 

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energy bars

 

Additional Supplies
You’ll also want to include a wrist compass or small compass in your purse survival kit. A compass can help you find your way and keep you steering in the direction you want to go. Learn and know how to use and read a compass.
Cash can go a long way, so keep twenty to one hundred dollars in your kit. You can use this to get a cab and purchase other food, water, and survival items. (survival kit) (original hunters)

 

 

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

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Guide To Edible Wild Plants

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wild edible plants: I’ve often heard people say that such and such a plants is “edible.” Well, what exactly does “edible” mean in the con­text of wild foods? If a plane is edible, it’s edible-right?
People generally consider blue elderberry to be an edible plant. You might assume that you can eat its flowers, berries, leaves, and stems-right? But wait! My poisonous plant book says that blue elderberry is poisonous! Hereing lies the problem. You must “know” a so-called edible plant well before you start hearing it. Assuming edibility for a plant or its various parts can be dangerous and even deadly.
Considering the potential confusion, i have created some formal definitions for edible wild plants (also known as wild food plants), poisonous planes, and medicinal plants. These definitions will help you incelligendy navi­gate your way through the world of wild foods.




Edidle Wild Plants Defined: Edible wild plants are endowed with one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Let divide this definition into meaningful pieces and discuss the significance of each.

 

 

One Or More Parts“: Plants typically have a variety of parts. Seems, leaves, roots, buds, fruits, seeds, and shoots are just a small number of parts that can be found on plants. If a plant is considered edible, that means there is at least one part of the plant  you can eat. But the plant may also have poisonous parts, medicinal parts, woody parts, bitter parts, or parts that are to hairy to use. For instance, all but the cooked underground tuber of the potato plant is poisonous! All but the flowers and the ripe fruit of  blue elderberry (Sambucus canadensis [eastern North America]  Sambucus cerulea [western North America) is poisonous. In reality, potato and elderberry are both edible plants and poisonous plants, so one key to the successful and safe of wild plants for food on the part or parts known to be edible.Generalizing and improvising by eating unspecified parts of plants can be deadly.(Guide To Edible Wild Plants)

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

Raw domesticated potatoes: Raw domesticated potatoes have very small. probably harmless amounts of the toxin that is in the rest of the plant. Cooking destroys most of the remaining toxin and makes the potato more palatable Green potatoes and those producing buds accumulate harmful Concentrations of the toxin that cannot be cooked out. (Guide To Edible Wild Plants Part)

 

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

western blue elderberry ( Sambucus cerulea) This branchlet has fully ripe edible berries.the plant contains cyanide and other toxins in its leaves, stems, branches and bark.(Wild Plants you can eat )

Gathered at the Appropriate Stage Of Growth: Each edible part has its own ideal stage for eating knowing that stage provides the best food, and also keep it safe. Some plant parts become poisonous with maturity like the. Milkweed ( Asclepias syriaca)  Produces a pod containing seeds when the pods are young and tender, and the immature seeds. Are still white the pod is an excellent cooked vegetable but once the seeds start maturing turning brown. the pod is poisonous and that poison  cannot be cooked out. So the bot­tom line is that if you wish to Con­sume a plant part, gather it at its edible stage. Not paying attention to a plant’s various stages of growth can lead to a deadly experience. (Guide to Edible Wild Plants )

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

mature milkweed pod (Asclepias Syriaca). Fully mature poisonous brown seeds are shown here.Milkweed is considered both an edible and a poisonous plant. depending on its stage of growth.

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

Milkweed at its edible stage of growth common milkweed ( Asclepias Syriaca).

Properly Prepared: Some “edible” plant parts may not become truly edible or palat­able unless they are processed in some way. Processing may involve, among other things, physically removing certain parts of a plant (like the seeds from a fruit or the rind of a root), leaching undesirable water-soluble substances out of a plant part (like soaking running out of the acorn), or heating co a certain temperature (like winrer­cress leaves). Even the edible leaves of dandelion in the raw form carry sesquiterpenes and other substances chat, in high enough quantity, can cause excessive urination and diar­rhea. Using them sparingly when raw or boiling them helps to minimize these effects.The biggest and most dan­gerous mistake that you can make when using wild foods is to eat parts of plants not known to be edi­ble. In addition to making a proper identification, you must make sure that only the proper parts are col­lected at the appropriate stages of growth and properly prepared.(Guide to Edible Wild Plants part )

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

Dandelion (Taraxacum)

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

Young pokeweed shoots (Phytolacca americana) most people harvest them at the growth stage shown here. because of the name “poke sallet”, which identifies a common cooked dish served in the south. many novices misundertand salat to mean that greens can be eaten raw. Pokeweed is poisonus raw but becomes edible once cooked properly for that dish


Poisonous Plants Defined: Poisonous plants are endowed with one or more parts having  chemical or physical attributes that can cause acute or underlying injury or death upon ingestion,touch or inhalation. Dosage determines the severity of the damage. Poisons can affect some species differently then others. (Guide to Edible Wild Plants  )

Poison: a chemical from any source that is harmful even in small quantities to living systems

Toxin: a poison originating from plant or animal sources that is. a poison synthesized by living things. Toxins are a class or subset of all poisons

Okay, that was a mouthfull  But if you take this definition piece by piece, it will be easier to grasp.
Poisonous plants have at least one poisonous part. As I’ve said, blue elderbeny has both edible and poisonous parts. Of course, a whole plant can be poisonous. A plane is considered poisonous even if the poison can be cooked or processed out.
Mose people are only familiar with the kind of poison you see in the spy movies, where someone keels over and dies within a few seconds of ingesting that poisoned mar­rini. But toxins found in nature are more clever and diverse than that. Something you’ve eaten may be causing damage to your liver, kidneys, heart, nervous system, or reproduc­tive system, even if it tasted good and you are feeling fine after eating it.

This hidden toxicity demonstrates the difference between an acute toxin and a more subtle or underlying one. An acure toxin is fast-acting and dramatic. You may not die from it, but you feel symptoms as soon as the toxin statrs affecting the body. With an acute toxin, you know that you’ve been poisoned. Symproms may include con­fusion, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chest pains, arrhyrhmia, cramps, intense sweating, and even death. You may totally recover from an acute toxic inci­dent, you may retain some permanent damage, or you may die from it.

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

jack-in-the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum). This plant contains calcium oxalate crystals a physical and chemical toxin.

Guide To Edible Wild Plants

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans). Urushiol this plant’s toxin causes a rash on the skin or in the lungs if the smoke from a burning plant is inhaled.

An underlying toxin is one that works at a less obvi­ous level. The Toxin may build up over rime to produce more dramatic symptoms later or may continually dam­age some organ or physiological process, thereby degrading function. lt may also have a temporary effect. That is, your body heals over time if you scop being exposed co ic; or the toxin may cause permanenc damage even if you stop being exposed co ic. An underlying toxin can cause death by damaging vital systems over time. These toxins are the reason you cannot assume that just because a plant part tastes good, it is edible. Many novices and some wild food instructors make this mistake. You must know that a plant is edible from a long tradition of use. Basically, a toxin has to get into your body in order to do damage. Ingestion (eating) is the obvious way to bring a toxin into the body. Certain toxins can enter the body by absorption through the skin, by injection by a plane under the skin, or by inhalation. Poison ivy’s toxin urushiol absorbs through the skin. Urushiol can also be inhaled accidentcally through smoke when one of these plants is being burned.(Guide to Edible Wild Plants

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Best Outdoor Survival Training Part 1

outdoor survival equipment : Whether you are simply going camping at a commercial campground, taking a short hike, or backpacking into a pristine wilderness area… be prepared. Never leave to chance those few articles that may become lifesavers. Above all, always let someone know your itinerary and the time you plan to return. (wilderness survival gear )
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The following is a list of items that should be included in a basic survival kit for (survival training)

  1. Waterproof matches (stick matches in a 35mm film container) or a disposable lighter.
  2. Fire starter
  3. Rigid blade knife (Preferably serrated on one side of the blade) w/sheath
  4. Compass
  5. Map of the area you are in
  6. Signal mirror
  7. Flashlight
  8. Plastic tarp
  9. 50 to 100 feet of nylon cord (1/8 inch is adequate)
  10. First aid kit
  11. Folding saw
  12. Coins for pay phones (here again a 35mm film container works well)
  13. Full canteen
  14. Emergency food rations
  15. Water purification tablets/filter
  16. Fish hooks and fishing line
  17. Police whistle
  18. Toilet paper

Fire: When starting a fire find dry wood. Use the inner bark of trees, or look for the dead branches at the very bottom of fir trees. These are dead because they were denied sunlight by the branches above them. These same branches have probably protected them from getting wet. Start your fire small and gradually increase its size. Tinder will greatly enhance your chance for success. Take small branches and shred then with a knife or your fingers. You can use dead grass, bird’s nests, wasp nests (unoccupied of course), inner bark from dead trees, or a strip of cloth from the tail of your shirt. Use anything that will ignite quickly. Place this in the center. Around this, build a teepee of small dry twigs. Once this is burning, slowly feed your fire with larger and larger pieces of wood. Always making sure the fire is burning freely before you progress to a larger piece of wood. Once this fire is burning do not let it go out.(survival training)

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Shelter: Do not make the mistake of trying to construct a large shelter. Make it just large enough to accommodate you. This is important, especially in cold climates, because you are going to have to heat it. Use the materials at hand. Dig out a pit and line it with something to insulate you from the ground. Your body heat can be lost very quickly lying on the bare ground. Use leaves, grass, or pine bows for this insulation. Create a frame with 2 “V” shaped sticks and a cross support. Cover this frame with materials at hand. Overlap them or place them in layers to make your shelter resistant to water and wind.(Outdoor survival shelter)

Water: In most areas, water is readily available. However, treat all water as if it were contaminated. Boil all water before you use it. Most organisms cannot stand up to a 10 or 12 minute boiling. Look for hills as water might be at their base. Animal trails will eventually lead you to water. Look for birds, as they will often circle a watering hole. Their flight patterns usually include a water source. Also watch the animals that you come across, they will scratch at the surface of the ground if water is just below the surface. Watch the insects. They will congregate on ground that is moist. If you are lucky enough to have a piece of plastic you can create a solar still. Another trick is to dig holes in the ground and catch rainwater in them even a dry creek might still have water running underground.(survival training)

Food: Starving to death is not an immediate problem. Most of us can endure 2 to 3 weeks of not eating and still survive. However, food is an important means of preserving our mental and emotional state, as well as a source of energy. If you find yourself stranded near a river or stream, fish can be a food source you would exploit. Fish can be caught with a line and hook, speared, or trapped. (original hunters)

Watch eagles and hawks. Sometimes you will be able to scare them away from their catches. If you find a beaver dam find the weakest spot and pry it open. Stand by this small waterfall with a club and wait for fish or muskrats to come through. The beaver that built the dam is sure to come out to repair the damage. They can be eaten also. There are also many edible plants. Some are poisonous so be sure to learn how to find and prepare them before you need this skill. A good rule of thumb is to stay away from mushrooms and any plant that has a milky sap. Cattail roots, acorns, and the bark from trees are all edible. Lastly look for areas where ducks, geese, and other fowl are nesting. When they are roosting, you might be lucky enough to bring one or two down by throwing your club into their midst. If not the eggs they leave behind are edible.( survival training)





Signal for help: The most noticeable signal is your fire. It is easily seen at night. Be sure to build your fire where it can be seen. Build it in a clearing, hilltop, or on a lake shore. During the daytime the smoke from your fire can be seen for many miles and in most wilderness areas there are fire watchers and rangers that investigate smoke sightings. Three fires arranged in a triangle, 100 feet apart is a distress signal to aircraft. Also when using hand/arm motions to signal aircraft hold both your arms above your head. This is the sign for help. One arm upraised indicates “ No Assistance Required”. Signal mirrors, lids from a can, broken glass with one side coated with mud, a brightly colored jacket or shirt tied to a long stick can all be used to attract attention. survival training  (survival skills )

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