Darkness and Disasters

Posted: January 10, 2014 in Preparedness
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Remember that any survival or disaster scenario you might have to face such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, civil unrest, war, destruction, fire, storms, zombie attacks, etc., are always compounded once daylight turns to night.  With that said it is imperative that you are proficient with all of your survival gear in both the daylight hours and the night time hours.  Survival will be hard enough when you can see, and when it is dark, it only adds to the misery and the stress.  Know your gear and know how it operates, train regularly, and maintain your survival equipment.  Most of all should a disaster situation occur; you must be mentally prepared to deal with the particular scenarios which you may have to face.

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  1. Brittius says:

    Condition One: I might buy her a hotdog.
    If the were Condition One in Mexican Carry, I would have more respect for her.

  2. The trick of no light survival is to see them before they see you.
    For the most part dark is your friend.
    Your biggest danger? Using a torch.

    • rmactsc says:

      Agreed. Which is why night vision monoculars are on my list of things to acquire. Although it pays to do careful research on these as some of them do give off some ambient lighting which can be detected by other night vision devices.

      • A trick we use.
        We (the family) have tiny 50 cent sized luminous badges which we clip to our shoulders. In low light (and if you know what you are looking for) they are visible at 10-15 feet. We use them to keep in touch. Loss of view is an instant “go to ground” command. No words, no sound.
        In trials we’ve been told they move and look like little fire flies or tricks of the eyes.
        Under NV the look like little lights though.
        Still no system is foolproof.

      • rmactsc says:

        Thank you for sharing that tip. Very innovative 🙂

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