How To Flag And Tag Your Home For FEMA (link)

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As much as FEMA gets a bad wrap when SHTF, they are THE go-to agency when it comes to localized disaster response. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to know how to “speak their language” in order to facilitate said disaster response. Of course, there are other reasons to do so, such as keeping nosy people out of your business…

“We are from the government and we are here to help you! – these words inspire distrust in many Americans. I know because I have seen peoples’ reactions as I have uttered them trying to help them in emergencies.

Don’t want FEMA to kick your door in? Want to be a good citizen and do your part in an emergency? Download this article as a .pdf, print it and put it in a sheet protector and store it with supplies to tag and flag your home. It will help you a lot.

If you have seen pictures of the aftermath of a major disaster, you probably noticed cryptic markings on homes and buildings. Some are from insurance adjusters, some are made by search and rescue personnel and others are graffiti, warnings to looters or pleas for aid.

This article will help you understand search and rescue tagging methods and symbols and teach you how to flag your own home…”

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How To Heat A Tent: 9 Ways To Stay Warm (link)

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I know the weather is warming up but it’s always a good idea to know how to heat a tent safely or really any small space for that matter. With that in mind, here’s 9 ideas to consider, several of which are commercially-made options but a few use natural ideas. No matter which you choose be sure to have plenty of ventilation and follow all proper safety considerations regarding carbon monoxide poisoning. Yes, it’s a potential danger even in a tent…

“When the weather starts changing from summer to fall or perhaps at the end of October most people put their tents away and wait until the following spring to get back out into nature’s wonderland.

However, this doesn’t necessarily have to happen. You can go camping almost year round if you set your mind to it. There are ways to keep your tent warm and comfortable no matter what the weather is outside.

Today, we are going to show you a number of ways to heat your tent and when you’ve finished reading you’ll see just how simple it is. We include the ordinary as well a couple of emergency ways to keep your tent warm in all kinds of weather. Let’s start off with one of the most popular ways today…”

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Purefire Tactical Fire Starters (video)

Now THIS is a massive magnesium fire starter! It’s called the “survival model.” Apparently, they’re handmade form purefiretactical.com and you can buy one for $30 if you like here (he also demos the “folding model” which you can purchase here). I’d have to agree that the survival model may be a bit too big to carry in anything but a backpack but just think about how many quality fires you can get started with just this one tool, and you’re supporting a small business too…

Bows And Arrows To Counter Bullet-Resistant Vests? (video)

I found this test of a compound bow and crossbow versus a “bulletproof” vest an interesting one and, sadly, not unexpected. Granted, there are many factors involved here but don’t expect to be walking home without a scratch if confronted with a similar scenario…