Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3

Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3


Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3-In the 2nd part of our “Surviving a Nuclear Attack” series, we covered the astounding aftereffects of a nuclear explosion.

We learned how radioactive fireballs can be created instantly upon the detonation of a nuclear weapon and how tons upon tons of earth can easily be displaced
by such an explosion to create radioactive fallout.

In our 3rd and last post for this series, we are going to discuss the essential guidelines that will help you deal with the immediate aftermath of a nuclear
explosion.




I will also be sharing with you some excellent tips on how to prepare for a possible nuclear explosion so that you can keep your family relatively safe and
well afterward.

How can you prepare your family for a nuclear-related emergency?

Your chances of survival depend on how much preparation you’re willing to carry out in the name of disaster preparedness.

What is the first step?

Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3

If you’ve read our entire series on nuclear explosions, you’ve already begun fulfilling the first requirement of disaster preparedness which is be aware.

Knowing what you’re up against is important especially if you’re dealing with manmade disasters like nuclear incidents. Knowing what to expect can also help
you negotiate risky situations such as going out into the open or travelling into areas that are nearest the nuclear blasts.

Nuclear Blast Guidelines

Below are several emergency preparations that you need to carry out in order to be fully equipped in the event of a nuclear emergency:

1. Stock Sufficient Disaster Supplies – Aim to stock 30 days worth of food and clean water first. Store your food and water in durable containers that can be
covered tightly.

Here are some additional supplies and equipment that you will definitely need if you’re holed up in a nuclear shelter or bunker in the basement:

i. Kerosene stove & kerosene
ii. Lighters and matches
iii. Disposable plates, cups and eating utensils
iv. Battery operated radio
v. Battery operated flashlights and lamps
vi. Two-way radio (optional but extremely useful in communicating with local law enforcement and emergency personnel)
vii. Generous supply of batteries for your battery-operated devices
viii. Sharp carving knife
ix. Collection of compact carpentry, electrical and mechanist tools
x. Plastic bags for different purposes
xi. A large roll of durable string
xii. Thick rope
xiii. At least one large fire extinguisher that can handle gas, electrical and ordinary fires.
xiv. Tissue paper and paper towel rolls

2. Be Prepared to Put Out Fires – There is an overwhelmingly common belief that once a nuclear bomb goes off, everything is going to be burned and
pulverized right down to the last molecule.

This type of destruction only happens in movies. In reality, the widespread destruction caused by a nuclear explosion is actually due to fires starting in
different locations all at once.




Nuclear fallout doesn’t directly cause the mass damage and uncontrollable fires associated with a blast – it’s the shockwave and immense heat that you have
to be really careful about. As for the radioactive fallout, that won’t even come for another 30 to 40 minutes after an actual blast.

In the event that you live within the effective blast radius of a nuclear explosion, focus on keeping everyone safe and putting out fires inside your home.
Heat from a nuclear blast is of course invisible but it doesn’t mean that it can’t cause fires. Curtains, wooden furniture, office supplies – these are just
some of the things that can easily catch fire. Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3

3. Familiarize Yourself with First Aid and Basic Home Nursing

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Due to the extreme nature of manmade disasters like nuclear blasts, physical injuries are exceedingly common and everyone living/working within the effective
radius of a nuclear explosion is at risk. (Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3)

Knowing first aid is essential to the survival of your loved ones, should they experience burns and other injuries after a blast. Below are some skills that
you should learn/acquire in preparation for disasters:

i. Caring for an unconscious individual
ii. Transporting injured persons
iii. Basic wound care (including cleaning/disinfection and application of proper dressings)
iv. Caring for bone injuries or fractures
v. Caring for infants, children and seniors
vi. Emotional counseling and psychological support for victims of disasters
vii. Care for individuals that may have been exposed to high levels of radiation.
viii. Proper removal of radioactive materials from clothes and the body

These are just some of the essential skills that are absolutely vital for your family’s survival in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion. Try to read
survival manuals or attend first aid seminars to learn more about these skills. (Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3)

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Best Concealed Carry Purses For Women

Top 4 Best Concealed Carry Purses





With the latest emergence and continued changes in concealed carry training laws, the option to carry a gun in a public place is, in some parts of the country, recognized as a legal form of protection. With these new changes and emergences, women are turning to concealed carry, desiring to carry a handheld gun on their person for reasons related to safety and security. With this new perspective and ever-growing desire on the part of women, a new industry is on the rise – concealed carry handbags and purses. As the industry has sparked, deciding on the most fitting purse holster can be difficult. In order to ease the stress that comes from this overwhelming decision, we have decided to provide you with the most stylish, practical, and efficient concealed carry belts purses that are sure to meet your needs.

The first option that is well worth considering is the Gun Tote’N Mama’s X-Body Smart Phone Pouch: Choosing this purse for your concealed carry allows you to pack light, with a front flap-covered space that is perfect for your wallet and phone, while the back zipper-pocket is built for concealing and containing your small handgun. Coming in either black, blue, purple, or metallic, the X-Body Smart Pouch also maximizes comfort with its specially constructed, reinforced straps.  (Top 4 Best concealed carry methods handbags)

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Emperia Concealed-Carry Tote: If you are looking for a bit of a larger option for your handgun, this aesthetically pleasing purse is sure to impress. Built for organization with a large quantity of pockets within the bag, there is a special, cotton-lined, secure compartment for your handheld of choice. (Top 4 concealed carry options handbags)

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Gun Tote’N Mama’s Concealed-Carry Tooled Handbag: Acting as a happy medium in size between the two aforementioned options, the tooled handbag created by Gun Tote’N Mama’s is another great choice that maximizes safety in regards to the concealment of your weapon, all while allowing for organization of other items that you consider essential. What’s more, the special design of this bag allows the concealed handgun to be placed in a back compartment all on its own, which allows for easy access in emergency situations.

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Lock Satchel The Well Armed Woman: This concealed carry bag is another good option for the women that are looking for a bag that acts as a great tool for concealed carry as well as organization with the objects that are important to their daily routines. Coming in either black or brown, this bag comes with a variety of pockets that can meet organizational needs, as well as a special, separate back compartment that is ideal for truly concealed carry funny pack holsters.

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Regardless of which bag you decide to utilize for your concealed carry purposes, it is important to understand the products that are available on the market. While you would like a purse to be aesthetically pleasing and stylish, you also want to choose smart insofar as selecting an option that will act as a great option for the safe and hidden carry of your handgun. Concealed Carry Purses Every Woman Should Know, for more check out our selection click here



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How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter Part 2

How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter

What is radioactive fallout?

We often see “radioactive fallout” in historical articles about nuclear bombs and their applications, but almost no attention is given to the nature of the
radiation that occurs after a nuclear explosion.

In our last discussion, we talked about the shock wave, blinding light and the tremendous amount of heat that comes about after a nuclear weapon has been
detonated.

However, there is one more thing you should be aware of: the presence of radioactive material in the atmosphere, air and even in rainwater after a nuclear
incident.

This radioactivity is caused not only by the blast itself but also by the resulting fallout.

radioactive fallout

How does radioactive fallout occur?

Radioactive fallout occurs when countless radioactive particles are catapulted into the atmosphere during a nuclear explosion.

Due to the presence of extreme energy released by continuous nuclear reactions, there is sufficient force to transport radioactive materials directly to the
lower portion of the Earth’s atmosphere. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

Once they reach their maximal height, these radioactive particles begin to “fall back” to Earth, like rain. “Nuclear rain” is often described as darkened,
radioactive water falling to the Earth after a nuclear plant disaster or nuclear explosion.

What should you know about radioactive fallout?

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1. Fallout Spreads and Contaminates the Earth – Radioactivity can be transmitted to metals, nonmetals, soil and even the air surrounding a nuclear blast
site.

If a 20-megaton nuclear bomb were to explode at ground level, literally millions of tons of surrounding earth will be drawn upward by the explosion and
rendered radioactive. A titanic depression will be left on the surface of the ground as the materials are catapulted into the atmosphere by the blast.

2. Radioactive Fallout is More Severe Than Nuclear Shock waves and Heat Blasts – Nuclear bombs and weaponry wouldn’t be so frightful if they didn’t carry
radioactivity with them. Thousands of tons of TNT would be better than a single, 5-megaton nuclear bomb.

Why? Because TNT is not radioactive and while it will destroy structures and claim lives, it will not cause long term poisoning of the earth, water and air.
Nuclear weaponry on the other hand, ensures continued destruction at all levels of existence from macro to molecular. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

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The heat and shock wave created by a nuclear blast affects structures and people living within 30 to 50 miles of the explosion. Radioactive fallout, thanks to
rain, erosion and wind, can seriously damage human populations within seven thousand square miles of the blast site.

This figure applies to a smaller nuclear blast caused by a 5-megaton nuclear bomb. The radius of effective radioactivity can go up significantly if a
20-megaton bomb is used instead. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)




3. Length of Time Determines Habitability of Affected Areas – After the first few days of a nuclear blast, radioactive materials in the surrounding areas of
a blast will quickly begin to disintegrate. This disintegration is a natural occurrence; it is called “nuclear decay.”

If a home was only moderately exposed to fallout, in about two weeks time the radioactive strength of any remaining contaminated materials will only be 0.1%.
However, nuclear experts would still need to measure the radioactivity of a house before it can be declared safe for human habitation once again.

How can you protect yourself from a nuclear blast and the resulting fall out?

Being out in the open is definitely not an option if there has been a nuclear blast. The best way to prepare for a nuclear blast is by creating a shelter at
the lowest part of your home (the basement).

Here are some guidelines in creating a nuclear blast shelter:

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natural Shelter

1. Location Matters – You need to put as much distance as you can between the effective level of the blast and yourself. Pick a corner in the basement that
is as far away as possible from doors and windows leading outside.

2. Improvise & Fortify – An improvised shelter can quickly be assembled with furniture and anything else you can find. The thicker and heavier the layers of
protection, the more protected you will be from heat, shock waves and windswept fallout.

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4 persons survival kit

You can even use dense, packed snow to protect yourself from nuclear fallout should a blast occur. Use anything you can find in your surroundings to absorb
all the energy that a nuclear explosion generates.

3. Block Openings and Take Shelter – If you have time, it would help if you can block all windows and doors that link directly outside. The extra barriers
will help absorb the elements of the blast and will also help reduce any direct damage to your fallout shelter.

4. Cushion Any Room Used as Shelter – In the event that your house doesn’t have a basement, go to the center most room in your house and cover the walls with
everything you can find. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

Block windows and doors and stay as low as possible to stay protected from the blast and heat. Stay away from upper rooms that are closest to the walls as
these will most likely experience the greatest structural damage in your home. (fallout shelter)

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How To Survive A Nuclear Attack Part 1

How To Survive A Nuclear Attack

 

What is a nuclear explosion?




A nuclear explosion occurs when vast quantities of heat, light and energy are released by a device or bomb that contains the capability to initiate nuclear reactions continuously and at a speedy rate.

 

As you may already know, a handful of countries (including the United States) have weaponized nuclear technology as a deterrent for any hostile actions from potential enemy states.

 

Weaponized nuclear technology has been around since World War II. Historically, nuclear bombs have only been detonated twice for specific war purposes, both times by the U.S. military.

 

Today’s blog post will explore the various events that take place immediately after a nuclear explosion.

There are many kinds of nuclear explosions; some are peaceful while others are obviously initiated to cause mass damage. In order to survive a nuclear explosion, you first have to familiarize yourself with the nature and extent of damage that this type of explosion can cause. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack)

 

What can you expect during a sudden nuclear explosion?

 

The exact magnitude of the damage that a nuclear explosion can cause can be calculated by the type of weapon or bomb used to create the explosion.

 

For example, a 5-megaton nuclear bomb would have the capacity to decimate a large metropolis with millions of residents.

 

Hostile organizations and states unfortunately have access to a wide variety of weaponized nuclear technologies.

 

It’s impossible to predict the exact damage caused after a nuclear explosion. Therefore we must familiarize ourselves with how this type of explosion can harm human life and destroy property.

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Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, displays the heavy scarring on his back, soon after leaving hospital, 13th August 1951. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

  1. Cover Your Eyes – If you can see the site of an actual nuclear explosion, you can go temporarily blind.

 

Shielding the eyes is a must as our eyes are not designed to handle the extreme light emitted by nuclear particles. Light emitted during a nuclear explosion can last up to fifteen seconds after the initial explosion.

 

  1. Beware of Fires – A nuclear explosion doesn’t just generate an extreme amount of light. Where there’s light, there’s also heat.

 

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Heat from nuclear fission or nuclear fusion can set man made structures on fire from a staggering distance of 20 miles. So if your home is only 5 or 10 miles away from a blast, be ready for sudden blazes in your home and in the surrounding areas.

 

  1. Shield Your Skin – Human skin is extremely fragile and its fragility can be seen most clearly during a nuclear explosion. A person who is standing only 15 miles from a blast can suffer from terrible, disfiguring burns similar to being in the direct line of an open flamethrower.

 

Extend the distance to 18 miles (just 3 miles more) and an exposed person in an open environment will still experiencing severe blistering. If the victim is approaching a blast area, he will begin to experience “nuclear burn” (a skin condition similar to sunburn) up to 23 miles away.

 

  1. The Heat Wave – The heat generated by a nuclear blast is delayed, much like the sound of thunder after a lightning strike. It may take several seconds before you can feel the heat wave descending upon your area.
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The farther away you are from a nuclear blast, the longer the heat’s delay.

 

If you happen to be far away from the site of a nuclear blast (20+ miles away), you have approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute to take care from the heat blast, which can cause severe burns. Take cover as soon as possible!

 

  1. Expect Structural Damage – Major structural damage can occur immediately after a nuclear blast. If the distance of the physical structure is 3 to 5 miles from the blast area, complete destruction will occur.

 

Roofs, ceilings, walls and all inner frameworks of homes and buildings will collapse or burn. All life within these structures is extremely likely to be gone along with the structure itself.

 

All homes standing within a  7 to 15 miles radius of a blast site will still be exposed to the nuclear shock wave and tremendous amounts of heat; such structures will require major rebuilding and repair and will likely be irradiated and unsafe for human habitation.

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this photo was taken on January 30, 2015 shows the eastern part of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab.

The figures mentioned above apply only to a smaller 5-megaton nuclear bomb. Should a 20-megaton nuclear device detonate, the severe damage radius will increase by roughly 20%.

 

This estimate does not take into account the presence of natural formations such as valleys and mountains.




If a mountain stands between your home and a nuclear blast area and you are 30 miles from it, it’s possible that your home will only suffer from relatively light damage. However, the risk of irradiation remains high.

There’s somebody i want you to meet… he,s a military policeman, has a black belt in Tae Kown Do, he’s a personal defense expert and has over 60 disaster-related FEMA certifications, his name is Frank Mitchell and he could hold the keys to your family survival.

Frank’s breakthrough survival system has become one of the most popular training programs online today, it’s called the Family Survival System and it will show you exactly how to create a protective shield around your family, in a world that is becoming increasingly unpredictable and more dangerous by the day.When the next natural disaster or deep economic crisis hit our country thousands of families will be direct and immediate danger, danger from physical and financial threats that can tear families apart in the blink of an eye. You’ve heard the famous quote by poet and philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. The government seems to ignore this common wisdom, but that doesn’t mean that you have to look past. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack)

It’s easy to think “that won’t happen to me” but how many others say the same, and now live a life of pain regret, guilt and anguish.. if they were lucky enough to survive at all? Every year, thousands upon thousands die from riots, crime, terrorism acts and natural disasters, don’t become another statistic.

Watch this short video from Frank Mitchell Below, and Prepare you and your family for the next big chaotic crisis that’s waiting around the corner. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack)

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How To Set Up a Bow Drill For The First Time

How To Set Up a Bow Drill For The First Time

What is a bow drill and why is it useful for survival training?

The bowl drill is one of the oldest methods of creating fire in almost any environment.

It is estimated that this technique of fire-starting is at least 2,500 years old. Like the Egyptian ancient culture Each Culture has its own version of the bow drill but the
principles remain the same.




In today’s blog post I’m going to give you some pro tips for using a bow drill for emergency fire-starting so that you can create heat and fire even if you
don’t have a lighter or matches. A true survivalist knows how to create fire – this is an essential skill that everyone should learn!

What are the proper ways of using a bow drill?

1. Use Ideal Wood for Your Bow Drill Set – If you are creating a bow drill from scratch, it would be best to stick to time-tested wood types that produce
good coal and can be used easily by beginners.

Examples of beginner-friendly wood types are white cedars, firs and basswood.

Note that there are some trees and plants that produce toxic fumes when burned and these wood types should definitely be avoided (e.g. oleander).

Also remember that any wood which has been previously coated with chemicals such as varnish and paint will also logically produce toxins as byproducts once
they are burned. (how to set up a bow drill )

You may use broken chairs for fuel if no other wood fuel is available for cooking. However, your food would have to be well above the flames to minimize
toxin contamination from the smoke.

2. Hold the Bow Properly – Your dominant hand should be in charge of sawing the bow back and forth. Bow drills can be used effectively by both lefties and
righties. Use the handhold to control the angle of the spindle.

The spindle is the part of the bow drill system that rubs against the flat board to create fire. Learn to manipulate the angle of the spindle using your
handhold. Avoid touching the spindle when you’re actively sawing the bow back and forth.

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3. Position the Spindle Correctly – Place the handhold on top of the spindle and mark the flat board before you begin. The exact spot where you will be
drilling should be at least one inch from the edge of the long side of the flat board to give you sufficient space to work.




Also, your starting point should be at the opposite short edge of the flat board so you can place your foot on the other edge to steady the board.

Use a sharp carving knife to mark your starting spot before drilling. It would be difficult to drill through a flat surface so make sure that you create a
shallow cavity on your marked spot before placing the spindle on top. (how to set up a bow drill )

4. Preserve the Rope While Drilling – The rope on your bow drill can easily be worn down if it rubs against itself. A good rule of thumb when drilling is to
drill downward and at an angle to create space between rope twirls to prevent friction at different points of the rope while drilling.

5. Apply Sufficient Pressure and Tension – A wooden bow drill can be an effective fire-starter if you’re using the right techniques. If not, using a bow
drill can be an extreme exercise in patience. One of the most common mistakes in using this fire-starter is the not applying enough pressure and tension on
the spindle.

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You should push down on the spindle using the handhold while pulling the rope so that the spindle feels like it’s going to fly toward the bow handle.

The spindle needs to be pressed tightly onto the flat board while you are sawing back and forth.

The extra tension on the rope will ensure that every movement is maximized and the vertical position of the spindle is maintained. Too much rope slack can
cause your spindle to slide sideways.

Before applying tension to the spindle, make sure that your rope is attached properly to the bow so you can avoid any accidents. Both ends of the rope need
to be wound tightly on either end of the bow to maintain stability during use.

6. Watch the Smoke – If you’ve been performing the correct steps thus far, you should be able to see smoke forming on either side of your spindle.

If your spindle is smoking from the handhold side, twirl the spindle so that the top end is now the end that will be pressed against the flat board. You may
have to apply lubrication to the top part of the spindle to prevent it from burning. ( fire starter bow drill )

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Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family Part 2

Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family

How can you create a worthy disaster kit for your family?

In our previous discussion, we talked about the two essential parts of a disaster kit: food and water.




We learned that stocked food for disasters and other emergency situations should be nutritious, high in calories (for obvious reasons) and can easily be
stored with minimal chance of spoilage.

In today’s blog post, we’re going to continue our exploration of the modern disaster kit by outlining some essential guidelines for storing food and
producing drinkable water during emergencies. (Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family)

How can you keep emergency food fresh and safe?

Sadly, good food was meant by Mother Nature to “go bad” fairly quickly. Luckily, we have more than one option for survival food.

Fresh food will obviously be of limited use during the prolonged aftermath of a disaster, so we’re essentially limited to dried/preserved food and sealed
commercial food products.

Here are some expert tips to keep your food stash edible, clean and most importantly, safe:

1. Emergency food doesn’t have to be placed in a plastic box along with other disaster supplies. You can put them in an elevated shelf where the food will be
relatively cool and far from direct sunlight.

2. Food should never be stored in open containers, plates or bowls. All emergency food should be stored in closed containers such as zip-lock bags and
plastic canisters with tight covers. You can also use glass jars with screwed-on covers (e.g. mason jars of different sizes).

3. Containers such as boxes, foil packs and jars should be opened as neatly and carefully as possible so you can re-close them easily. During a disaster,
exposed food can be a hotbed of bacteria and disease. Keep your food safe! (Disaster Preparedness)

4. Left-over food can be kept safe from contamination by wrapping them tightly in clear plastic. Place these wrapped parcels in plastic containers with lids
or covers.

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5. Dry food and ingredients such table sugar, salt, nuts and grains should be removed from their foil or plastic packets and transferred to larger and more
durable containers with covers. In the event that you don’t have larger containers, refer to guideline # 3.

6. Basic inspection should be carried out before consuming food from an emergency stash. Use your sight and smell to determine the freshness of food if no
expiration date is indicated.

7. Food in disaster kits should be replaced periodically, preferably every half year. This will ensure that 100% of the food in your disaster kit will be
usable when an actual emergency occurs.




8. Add one bottle of multivitamins to your food stash to ensure that your family will have adequate trace nutrients during a prolonged evacuation or
separation from your home.

9. Rationing food is necessary to prolong scarce food supplies. To prevent fatigue and sickness, each member should have at least one full meal with plenty
of calories every day. Smaller meals may be rationed as activity winds down toward the evening. (Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family)

How can you produce clean, drinking water during an emergency?

During disasters, people use up more energy due to the extra physical activities that need to be carried out (e.g. evacuation, setting up temporary shelters,
etc.) Regular hydration will become an immediate concern as we cannot survive for long without clean, drinkable water.

Below are some basic reminders when attempting to produce clean water:

1. During times of disaster, no single emergency procedure can produce completely clean water.

Keep that in mind when you drink water that’s been disinfected or purified – there’s going to be some bacteria and maybe sediments left in your water. This
is not something to be afraid of but rather, it’s a reality that we should all be prepared to face.

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Water Purifier (3-Litre)

2. If you have access to running water but are unsure if any of existing plumbing has been damaged, you may try boiling water to kill most of the bacteria
that can cause diarrhea and other water-borne illnesses.

Bacteria does not remove solid sediments such as soil from water so if there are visible contaminants, be sure to filter the water with several layers of
cloth before boiling.

3. Another method of purifying water is through distillation. Pour water into a pot and place the cover upside down, with a cup hanging from the handle of
the pot. Evaporated water will eventually distill and drop back into the cup. Larger contaminants will not be able to evaporate along with the water.

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4. Unscented bleach may also be used to disinfect water if no other purifying method is available. Instructions for water purification using bleach tend to
vary from manual to manual.

The average quantity of bleach needed is about 15 drops for every 1 gallon of water.

Let the bleach perform its work for one hour before inspecting the water. If the water doesn’t smell slightly of bleach, you may have to disinfect again with
half as much bleach for another half hour before you can safely consume the water. (Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family)

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Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family Part 1

 

 

Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family

 

 

How can you begin preparing your family for different disasters?

 




All types of disasters share the following key characteristics: (1) they can cause mass panic and chaos in affected communities, (2) some disasters can
affect the availability of clean water, gas supply lines and electricity and (3) many disasters are unpredictable and extremely difficult to control,
especially if the disaster is caused by Mother Nature herself. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

 

With these three undeniable facts in mind, it’s obvious that the most essential step in survival training, if you already have a family, is to prepare each
family member for the onset of different disaster as soon as possible.

In order to be fully prepared, you should consider natural and man made disasters as potential dangers at any point during the year.

Why should you be vigilant about disasters?

The fact of the matter is that disasters tend to strike quickly and without warning; this applies to both natural and man

made disasters. Natural disasters
such as earthquakes and flooding can wipe out whole sections of mega cities easily – that’s how powerful nature is.

To ensure your family’s survival they need to be conditioned to adapt the survival mindset so they will be calm and confident during an actual disaster.

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What is your first line of defense during a disaster?

Your first line of defense during a disaster is your knowledge of disaster preparedness and the emergency supplies, tools and equipment that you’ve prepared
in advance. Disaster supply kits are invaluable during an actual disaster, most especially if you have to evacuate your family to a safer location. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

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supply kit bug out bag

What is a disaster supply kit?

A disaster supply kit isn’t just a box filled with food and water.

It should be a complete survival system that also contains medicine and various survival tools and emergency supplies.

There should ideally be two disaster supply kits: a large, comprehensive one that is closest to your family (at home) and an emergency disaster kit that
should have a permanent place in your family vehicle.(Disaster Preparedness  Plan For Family)

The kit/s at home should contain the most valuable supplies, tools and equipment. You can revise and modify your disaster kit/s whenever you wish.

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contingency kit

The one in the car is a contingency kit that you can use in the event that you are unable to utilize the one at home (e.g. you have no more time to gather
the kit before evacuating). It should also be equipped with essential items such as canned & dried food, water purifying tablets, etc.  (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

What are the most essential items in a disaster kit?

 

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The most important supplies in a disaster kit are food and water.

When you’re stockpiling food for a disaster kit, make sure that the food is familiar, easy to open and consume and sealed. There is no need to buy unfamiliar
food such as military-style rations. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

The psychological impact of any disaster can be severe so it would help greatly if your family can reach for food they’re familiar with. Just having
something that is familiar can help a distraught family member mentally recover from the trauma of being in the middle of a disaster.

While many people stock canned or boxed food for disasters, you can also explore canning and preserving food for later use. Knowing how to preserve food is
an excellent way to be self-sufficient. Plus, homemade preserved food is more natural and healthier than processed food items!

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What type of food should be kept in a disaster kit?

The type of food store in a disaster kit should be: nutritious, high in calories, easy to consume and can be readily stored again. It can be difficult to
find a variety of food items that have these exact characteristics so just try your best to find food that will sustain your family for at least 10 days.

I’ve met some survivalists who store at least six months worth of food items in their own survival stashes.

Six months worth of food may sound excessive but the key point here is that you’re preparing for uncertain conditions after a disaster. You never know the
conditions of your community after a disaster so having plenty of stored food is a logical choice if you’re preparing for an emergency.

If you are unsure as to how you can go about preparing for a disaster, I highly recommend speaking to your family about it so that you can plan and implement
as a unit. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

During a disaster, you have to learn to trust and depend on each other so that everyone can stay safe.

It,s not just natural disasters we need to prepare for one of the most dangers threats to society, and life itself, is our fellow humans when you watch the news each day.You see riots, violent, senseless murders, and acts of terrorism, over the past few years, these crimes have become part. Of everyday life, and the only question is….. how long will it take before the riots become too much for the police or army to handle..? A crumbling economy is putting more and more people out of work, which means more and more kids of the “lost generation” are growing up in poverty and when oil prices are hiked up by outside forces,we can no longer afford to travel, work, or even feed ourselves… which creates pure SURVIVAL mode in every single family across America and beyond. Lack of jobs prospects,no education and no food or water sends vigilantes onto the streets….. and from there, you’re on your own, but riots aren’t always triggered by

economic reasons, in recent years, we’ve seen hugely destructive riots in England, US, Argentina, France and many other countries, triggered by racial tensions too. What starts out as a peaceful protest, quickly escalates to full blown street warfare… with thousands of angry kids smashing,looting; stabbing, stealing and terrorizing their fellow neighbors and citizens. As racial tensions continue to rise thanks to the provocative global media,along with socio-economic strain, it’s only a matter of time before we see chaos on our streets and doorsteps once again. And when hundreds of rioters turns to thousands of angry kids on the streets, smashing and grabbing for their own survival, smashing your windows and kicking down your door, and there’s not enough police to come to your rescue, what will you do?. Many people think they’re prepared for the worst, but in this short video, an US Army officer reveals how 7 out of 8 home defense strategies will get KILLED….and  the one strategy you MUST deploy to keep your family alive when angry mobs come  after your possessions, your food, or your loved ones. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

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Best Survival Backpack Guide Bug out Bag list

Best Survival Backpack Guide Bug out Bag list

THE SURVIVAL SCENARIO

(Best Bug out Bag backpack Guide Bug out Bag list) Almost everyone has an emergency story. It may be a weather-related event, police action, military action, or some type of mechanical failure such as a car breaking down. Joel’s story happened on September 11, 2001, and he recounts it here: At the time I was living in Arlington, Virginia, just a few miles from the Pentagon. The day started out like most other days. I was working in Ashburn, Virginia, which was a 45-minute drive away from the house I shared with three roommates in Arlington. After the Pentagon was attacked, most people in my office decided it was best to head for the door and make their way home. I was no different and made my way back home by about noon. (www.original hunters.com)



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The few hours after the second tower fell are blurry to me. One of my roommates got home at some point and said that he had heard car bombs were going off in Washington, D.C., and a lot of people were dead. The fog of war had settled in my mind. I can’t remember if we ever made contact with my other roommates because cell service was spotty. At some point my roommate who was home, Mark, and I decided the best move would be to bug out to West Virginia where his parents owned a home. My roommate was shocked when I came downstairs in my full Marine Corps camouflage uniform with what I thought at the time was an ultimate bug out bag, which was really just a mismatch of old military gear. I remember my roommate looking at me and saying, “What are you doing?” I told him that I had put the uniform on in case we hit roadblocks; I might be able to get us through with the uniform on. I know it was a stretch but we didn’t have accurate information on what was going on in the country and anything seemed possible. So with bag in hand, what little food we could grab, and a 9 mm pistol, we headed to West Virginia.(Survival gear Best Bug out Bag list)

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• Pack
• Shelf-stable water
• Water filtering system, purification tables
• Water bladder or plastic or aluminum bottles
• Freeze-dried food or MREs
• Edible plant guide
• Shelf-stable energy bars
• Stormproof matches, ferrocerium rod, cigarette lighter, and/or magnifying glass
• WetFire Tinder Cubes or steel wool
• Stove or camping grill
• Pots and silverware
• Slingshot
• Snares
• Packable fishing pole, lures, and fishing line
• .22 rifle or pellet gun with ammunition
• Multitool
• 550 paracord
• Bivy sack or tarp
• Three- or four-season tent
• Sleeping bag
• Sleeping pad
• Additional clothing
• Bear spray
• Night vision goggles
• Scoped rifle
• Flashlight
• Radio
• Compass
• GPS
• Personal Hygiene and First Aid Kits
• Dental
• Toilet paper or bathing wipes
• Basic first aid kit with some advance capability
• Local currency (small bills)
• Gold and silver coins
• Cigarettes and alcohol
• Bug Out Vehicle

THE ANALYSIS

The point of this story is that Joel was totally unprepared for the situation. Yes, he had a backpack with some MREs and limited gear. Yes, he had a 9mm pistol with maybe two boxes of ammo (one hundred rounds) and whatever food was in the refrigerator. Beyond that, he had nothing. If it would have been a real situation, he would have been a victim of the situation, not a survivor.
After that experience, we immediately started brainstorming on what anyone would need in an emergency bag. How long would it sustain a person? Would it provide food? Would it allow someone to get more food? How would you purify water? What would be the perfect shelter? ( Best Bug out Bag list)

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Joel’s emergency situation was due to an attack on the United States but no matter where you live, you must be prepared. The coastlines are vulnerable to hurricanes and typhoons. Inland locations are prone to severe weather and earthquakes. Countries around the world, including the United States, are susceptible to currency devaluation, riots, and civil unrest. The unprepared will grow desperate in these situations and you must be prepared to move out of the affected area or live off the land.

THE TAKEAWAY

The best bug out bag provides the type of insurance money can’t buy. When things go bad and your credit cards and cash will not work, our society, which relies on the 24-hour availability of food, will get ugly fast. There is a saying among survivalists that America is eight meals away from anarchy. Meaning that if people miss more than eight meals in a row (2½ days) things will go south in a hurry and desperate people will do things that no one thought was possible. People will steal and kill for food and clean water. And those who are not able to kill or unwilling to kill will be subject to those who are.

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It’s worth repeating that what is in your head is the most important survival gear you can carry. When thinking about the gear to go into your ultimate bug out bag, make sure you select items you are comfortable using. Build your bag with gear that will work for you and gear that you know how to use. You don’t want the first time you use the gear in your bug out bag to be during a true survival situation.

Your survival bug out bag  pack should be sturdy and durable such as a tactical pack, camping pack, or surplus military pack. For tactical packs, Granite Gear, Mystery Ranch, and Eberle stock are reputable brands. For camping packs, consider REI, The North Face, MSR, Lowepro, Kelty, or Arc’teryx; however, most of the brands you’ll find at quality camping stores will be made to high standards and be suitable for your ultimate bug out bag. Avoid buying packs at a discount chain store unless you cannot afford anything else. If that is the case, closely examine the stitching and material of the pack. Look for double- or triple-stitching in critical stress areas like the shoulder. best bug out bag

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Military Tactical Backpack

 

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4 Person Perfect Survival Kit

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The Ultimate Paracord Survival Kit

As you fill your pack, remember that ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain. The more you put in the pack, the more you will have to carry. Create a “drop list” of items that are luxuries (i.e., extra shoes, winter coat, snow pants, and miscellaneous gear such as shovels) that you can drop along the way if needed. You should never drop the basics of survival: shelter, fire, water containers and water purification, and food or food-procuring items.
You should design your pack for not only the area you live in but also the area you might have to move to in a survival situation. If you plan to head to a colder, less populated location, your bag should reflect that with cold-weather clothes and survival items for cooler weather. The same is true if you plan to head to a warm climate. Your pack should contain clothes that can deal with the worst weather Mother Nature can throw at you. If you live in south Florida, that might be extensive rain gear. Imagine being outside for 24 hours in the worst weather for your climate. That should be how you plan for the clothes that go into your ultimate bug out bag. (Best Bug out Bag list)



Water
Plan to purify and store water. Water weighs a lot so it might not be practical to store water in your bag prior to an emergency. If you really want to pack some extra water, consider shelf-stable water made by Survivor Industries, but also include water purification methods such as a filter system, purification tablets, or the means to boil water. You will also need bottles and bladders to store water. Much consideration should be given to water because you won’t last long without it, and drinking bad water can be a fatal mistake that might impair you during a critical time.

Food and Fire
People think they will be able to hunt for food in an emergency. The truth is most people are not good hunters or fishermen, and the amount of calories you get from the food you hunt won’t sustain you for long. If you have to err on the side of having too much of one thing, make it food. Food is the Achilles heel of most bug out bags. Pack long-lasting, shelf-stable food such as freeze-dried foods or Meals Ready to Eat (MRE). The downside of freeze-dried food is that you usually have to cook or prepare it with water. The upside of freeze-dried food is that it has a long shelf life (up to twenty years in some cases) and it is light to carry around. The downside to MREs is they only last for three to four years, but the upside is they are ready to eat with little preparation. Either choice will have a much longer shelf life than anything you would find at the grocery store. Also, it’s best plan a three- to four-year rotation system for your food so you don’t get caught with spoiled food when you need it. You will also need some type of pot or pan that you can use with an open flame but that is still light enough to pack and carry. (best bug out bag list)

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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

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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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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)

 

 

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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.

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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.

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

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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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