Sunday, July 26, 2009

Making Shelter

Making shelter.

Most people have some sort of tent so making shelter is really easy for them … however for the rest of us we have many more options which are in some cases better.
I speak of a simple 12 x 12 ft tarp ( or bigger ). Yes a tarp!
This can be set up in a many ways as you can think of, from a simple tying the corners to 4 trees and tying a small smooth stone to the underside up in the middle then attaching a piece of cord to that so it raises the middle so if it rains it simply runs off! To making a complex shape which includes windbrakes and a ground sheet! The only limitations are your lack of creativity.
All you really need is atleast 1 good tree !
And once you need to break camp you can just roll up the tarp and walk away. No need for tent poles and other fancy equipment you just need some cord and tent pegs with a small hammer.
Once you compare the weight and the other uses that the tarp to the tent have you will see that the tarp has several advantages over the tent. ( unfortunately I cannot post any pics on the blog … not sure if it is even possible but im looking into it … to show you what can be made )

Please feel free to join this blog and add more to the list to help each other out.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Future Topics

Over the next few months we will be doing a different topic per post on one of the following subjects:

making shelter
making fire
water purification
short term food prep's
long term food prep's
survival tins
basic first aid and first aid kits
self defense
ladies prep's
kids prep's
pet's prep's
bug out bag and contents
LBE and contents

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Here is where everyday local families can meet and mingle and share ideas and concerns of our current economical times and other issues. We are all concerned about loss of employment, loss of housing, etc. Together, we can "prepare" ourselves, our families, for any necessary changes in our lives that might occur. Being prepared doesn't cost a fortune and does not take a lot of time. It is as easy as doing your normal food shopping and adding on an additional can or two of your families favorite thing. It is as simple as spending a day in the kitchen with the kids and making your own jam's or your own sauces.

There are many way's of being "prepared" for almost anything.

Please understand... WE ARE NOT.. a Militia Group. We are NOT against our Government, we are NOT a cult,.. Again, we are just friends and families getting together making sure that we are secured for what "ever" comes our way.

Any information obtained, is that of "OPINION" only. We are NOT responsible for anyone but ourselves. We are NOT lawyers, Law Enforcement, etc... So please, check with your local Law Enforcement authorities for any clarification that you might need. We are all here on a voluntary basis, there is NO ONE saying you should or should not be here. However, by choosing to be here, is one step closer to being prepared