Archive for June, 2013

During a natural disaster, or civil unrest, or rioting, or martial law, etc., Keep in mind that a survival situation will effect everyone’s survival and not just yours.  It is important to minimize your struggles in order to maximize your survival chances.  The following are some important considerations to be aware of.

  • Allow extra time to accomplish your goals during a disaster as it will usually take longer to get to your destination or complete your plan or project.
  • Information is critical so use it to your advantage.  Make sure it is up to date and accurate.
  • Have sufficient modes of transportation and reserve fuel for yourself, your family and your supplies.
  • Utilize all available skills as needed and keep an accurate inventory of your gear, food and other resources.
  • Security, security, security.  Increase your security level as disasters will often bring out the worst in people.  Your security and safety is critical to your survival chances.

There are three types of folks.  Those who will do nothing to prepare for their survival and immediately surrender to circumstances, those who will do whatever it takes to survive even if their actions are immoral and unethical and those who will do what is necessary to survive while retaining their morals and ethics.  Try to be part of the 3rd group of folks. 

If things do get bad you need to be prepared to defend yourself not only for your own survival but for those other family members who may also be depending upon you for their survival as well.  It can be a dangerous world when disaster strikes so be prepared and proficient in your survival skills.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.

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If you are anything like me you probably have tons of survival how to books in your library collection at home.  While these are great and informative resources; if you need to bug out you’re not going to be able to take them all with you.  Or if you shelter in place at home you may not have time, during a disaster, to search through these books looking for the how to information you need.  

The solution; keep a small, handwritten survival journal in your bug out bag.  Mine is a lined journal with a durable cover where I have listed all of the how to’s I might need in an emergency.  No commentary, no dribble; just all of the step by step how to information with a reference table of contents set up.  

If I can’t remember how many unscented bleach drops to add with an eyedropper to purify a certain amount of water, or how to start an emergency fire without matches, lighters or a firesteel; all of that step by step information is in there for quick reference along with lots of other survival how to information I might need.  

If you want to know how to do something; write it down and keep it in your survival journal.  Mine is set up with how to topics on water purification, food storage, fire starting methods, treating dehydration, hypothermia, hurricane preparedness, etc.  If you haven’t set up your survival journal take the time to do so.  The information you keep close at hand may just end up saving your life someday.

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While visiting a local military surplus store in my area I came across a great find.  I was so impressed with it that I bought two of them for my bug out bag.  They are the Swiss M84 plastic canteens with metal cups that securely attach to the bottom of the canteen.  The plastic canteen easily fits in an average sized hand and the removable cup with fold out metal cup handles can be used to boil water for purification or to cook a can of hot food when suspended over a fire.  I’ll be replacing my plastic Camelback water bottles with the two Swiss M84’s I found today.

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If Martial Law is ever declared there are some important things to consider when it comes to survival.  Martial Law scenarios involve suspension of Constitutional rights, firearms confiscation, forced relocation, rationing of goods, curfews, summary arrests, etc.  The following will help you survive the ordeal.

  • Never take the governments word about anything unless it is a specific threat against you.
  • Keep quiet about anything which could cause you trouble.
  • Your survival is much more important than obeying any dictates. 
  • Avoid any areas where civilians are being rounded up, detained or arrested.
  • Trust no one you do not know.  
  • Avoid those in a position of authority who may try and confiscate your possessions.  
  • Stay off of main roads where checkpoints are likely to be in place.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Maintain a high level of situational awareness.
  • Be very wary and cautious of whom you trust.
  • Your family’s safety and security comes first always.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.

For the love of all that is good; would someone tell me how all these spam comments that have nothing to do with a particular wordpress post are attempted and their nefarious purpose.  Thank goodness they at least show up in the spam folder.  Do people actually think wordpress bloggers will just allow them to go through.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to use the electric cattle prod on these spammers; I believe there might be a legal exemption to allow this 🙂  And now for something truly amazing.

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Purchase one of my books today…………….and for those who read this too quickly and think their eyes are deceiving them when they see this tag line; this marketing method might get you thinking. Purchase one of my books at double the price and get the second one free.  See you did read that twice didn’t you 🙂  Actually all of my books are still priced very low at just $2.99

So pick up a copy over at Amazon.com after you get a free preview there and let me know what you think.  All of my book titles are listed on the left side of my blog page.  Happy reading 🙂  Pay no attention to the gratuitous image of a sexy woman as part of my marketing campaign.  I’d like to tell you she is included with the book purchases but for now she is not.  Stay tuned in case that changes 🙂

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