10 Survival Tricks You Did Not Think Of

Giurgi C.
By Giurgi C. May 30, 2017 09:30

10 Survival Tricks You Did Not Think Of

#1. Hide valuables

You may want to bury valuables somewhere on your property. You obviously want to remember exactly where the spot is but of course you do not want to write it down or leave any marks or clues. You can create a reminder so that only you and your companions know the exact location easily. Take a photo of your companions standing on the spot where you’re supposed to dig. Make copies of the photo and have everyone keep it in their wallets and bug out bags. No one will ever know or be able to guess the true purpose of those photos. Unless they just read this article.

#2. Get Fit

Bad situations always bring out the worst in people. You will probably need to fight one or more attackers one on one eventually. To save your life you must be able to outperform others. You never know if you may need to carry an injured loved one to safety. All of these tasks will require strength, flexibility, speed, and stamina. It’s very easy to improve all of them. The hardest part is simply getting started. I am used to walking far distances, thanks Army, but I always try to find excuses to disappear and spend an hour or two a day in the gym. Jogging, hiking, and going to the gym will all improve your physical fitness. I suggest, if starting, that you focus on body-weight exercises such as sit-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups.

#3. Move Out Of The City

What always happens during riots is that the cities downtown area turns into a war zone. That’s why it’s the last place you want to live. You won’t be able to get in and you won’t be able to get out meaning you might get stuck inside for days, maybe even weeks. Even worse, you could get attacked and injured trying to get home.

You can find cheaper housing in the suburbs. You definitely have to be careful about the location so you can avoid high-crime neighborhoods. You want to be safe before and after a riot, not only during, when rioters who also live in the suburbs decide to take justice into their own hands. You will also want to plan a quick way out of the city if you need to go. Check this ultimate bug out home for just $250.

#4. Smart Way To Rotate Your Food Stockpile

If you stockpile some of your food under your bed, there’s an easy little trick to keep it rotating. Always deposit cans on one side of the bed and remove them from the other side. This process will push older cans through and cause you to take the oldest can when you want to use one. This way your food will most likely never go bad and end up sitting in the same spot for years. You can rearrange your shelves for this process as well. Here are the 10 long shelf-life canned foods every prepper should consider stockpiling.

#5. Clean Your Teeth With Baking Soda

After a disaster maintaining good personal hygiene is going to be tough. This tip is for the most basic: dental hygiene. Keeping your teeth healthy is fortunately going to be easy. The simple solution is baking soda and water. Just mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a teaspoon of water until they start to form a paste. That’s literally all you have to do. Now dip your toothbrush inside and get to work! Here’s a complete list of baking soda – 112 uses (WWII series).

#6. Trees/Plants

Most vegetation can be useful in some way, whether it is edible or you can make something from it. Just be careful and start learning about your local plant life to be able to recognize what is safe and what is poisonous.

White birch is one example of a useful tree:

  • Drinkable sap that does not require purification
  • Bark is great at starting fires
  • Tar can be extracted from the bark which makes a excellent adhesive

American Basswood:

  • Fibers can be used to make very strong rope
  • Edible leaves and inner bark

Related: 10 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know and Why

#7. Escaping

You never know what can happen so you should learn and teach those around you some basic military SERE skills. SERE stands for survival, evasion, resistance, escape. If you are escaping or evading remember that it is best to rest and hide during the day to avoid detection and to stay out the heat. You need to save your energy! So observe, eat, hydrate, and plan your next move during the day and start moving at sunset. You can learn more by reading the Army Ranger Handbook.

#8. Security

Western nations following a collapse will be looking at a life a lot like current day third world countries. Several of these countries are crawling with armed gangs, militants, and citizens fed up with crime. Some start forming community watch groups and security forces in an effort to fight back and protect their communities and children. Purchase security items that will help protect you and your companions. Bulletproof vests are currently legal to purchase and will enhance your ability to survive if there is a gun fight. Razor wire can be very useful for protecting your bunker or compound from threats. You can’t set it up now because if someone gets hurt you will be responsible. Just have it ready for whenever SHTF.

Purchase the equipment you need to be able to refill your ammo. Practice and teach everyone around you how to be proficient at this. Eventually when everyone runs out of bullets you will still have the upper hand. Or you can trade for other supplies you may need. So, make sure to stockpile weapons, ammo, and the necessary to reload bullets. It probably will save your life.

#9. Opsec

In the military, we are regularly briefed about anything and everything, whether it is stupid or of utmost importance. Well one topic that always stuck with me is Opsec, it stands for operations security. You can look up the long definition but I will give you the basic meaning. Don’t say where, who, when, or why. Do not tell anyone anything that they do not need to know including friends or family members. You never know who will let something slip that could compromise your plans and security.

#10. Plan/Backup Plan

This maybe last on my list but it might just be the most important advice I can give you. Do all of you reading this have a plan to reach your family or companions in case disaster strikes? What if you’re at work? When SHTF it won’t wait for you; make sure everyone knows where to meet, how to get in contact, and the approximate time it will take. Don’t store all of your supplies in one location, even if you have a super secure bunker. What happens if someone finds it and you need to escape? All the years of prepping fall into someone else’s hands and you are left with nothing. You never know what might happen so come up with a backup plan to your plan. And then another backup plan to your backup plan.

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  1. JH May 30, 12:59

    Absolutely fantastic article….. as per usual, I am pretty much prepared, but I never stop learning new things, and you are a wealth of information!

    Thank you,


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  2. Claudine May 30, 13:39

    This may sound crass but we are so used to plenty of water many may not think of the 2 minute shower. Underarms, pelvis, feet and face – 2 minutes.

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    • Josie May 31, 23:32

      Wet yourself, turn off water, soap up then rinse. I’ve had to do that a few times after my grandsons 30 min. shower when he used all the hot water…LOL

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      • Just D June 1, 01:05

        Hi Josie, I’ve been doing that since adulthood! I think it’s actually better for your skin to not have a lot of hot, drying water on it.

        Needless to say, it’s a good thrifty habit, as well. The more thrifty practices we engage in, the better we can live the life we want.

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  3. AwaitingTheRapture May 30, 15:08

    A really good way to locate your items that you have hidden or buried outdoors is to use the method of batter boards in maintaining footer dimensions. But on a much larger scale. From the spot you buried something, measure long distance in any direction, (maybe 100 feet or even yards) put a marker of blaze a tree to mark that spot, then go at a right angle a different distance ( maybe 30 to 60 feet or yards ) and make another mark or spot. The distances you used need to be written down or remembered however you choose. When you measure and stretch a string the right distance form each mark, where the strings intersect is the EXACT spot you buried your treasure.

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  4. Mac May 30, 19:46

    Navy showers are best. Turn on water and get wet-turn off water-soap/lather everything-turn water on and rinse. Turn water off. Way less than 2 minutes.

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  5. Just D May 31, 04:19

    I just don’t know what we should consider a likely scenario as of today. Will it be an EMP, courtesy of North Korea, or nuclear?

    Our food, water, and security are covered. Tomorrow we are going to Lowes to see if they have heavy duty plastic sheeting. Being in a suburb of Phoenix, we are concerned about fallout if a bomb hits L.A., I imagine there would be fallout affecting us here.

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    • left coast chuck May 31, 05:41

      I think the biggest concern is an EMP attack. The little fat guy doesn’t have that many nuclear warheads and I doubt that he has that many rockets either. I suspect every time he fires a rocket, that is his entire stock with production running 24/7 to get another one ready. I know he has all those “rockets” in the parade, but they could well be paper mache. We did that to the Germans during WWII with Patton and his false army, pulling the German army away from Normandy and further south. Remember, N. Korea is a poor country that has limited resources. They farm “reliable” citizens out to foreign countries to obtain foreign currency. A simpler, easier method of attack is to load a missile with a nuclear warhead on a tramp steamer, have it call on small ports around Southeast Asia and then wend its way toward Mexico. When it is in range, launch that single missile to 250 – 300 miles over Kansas. Instantly we are back in the early 18th century without the life skills folks had in those days. A nuclear attack on U. S. cities requires multiple rockets and warheads. The result, while devastating would not have nearly the crippling effect of an EMP. There is no perfect weapon. Even with nuclear you can’t have it all. If you go for an air blast, you maximize destruction with heat and blast effect, but radiation disbursement is limited and doesn’t extend that far. Half life soon takes over. If you go for maximum radiation effect, you limit blast and heat effect, but you certainly poison the immediate area for a much longer period. The distance from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 357 air miles according to one website. Chances are slim that you wouldn’t have to worry about radiation from an attack on Los Angeles. On the other hand you have a large air force base just outside Phoenix. If it is a generalized attack on the U.S., your problems are more severe than some possible radiation fallout. You would be in the blast/heat effect range, depending upon how far you are from the base and how accurate the guidance system of the rocket was. A more significant source, in my unknowledgeable state is contamination from the nuclear electric generating plants which are south of LA in the event of an EMP. One would hope that they have protected emergency generating equipment to allow for a proper shut down in the event of an EMP, but given our government’s propensity to not worry about anything further out than the next election, I would not bet big bucks on that hope. Again, how much radiation would stream 357 air miles is dependent on too many variables to have any kind of meaningful answer. So, the bomb on LA is the least of your worries. On the other hand, the nuke plants might be and the EMP is the worst nightmare for all of us. Now that I have laid that all out this late at night, I hope you don’t read it until tomorrow morning so that you can get at least one more night’s good rest.

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      • Just D May 31, 07:29

        Unfortunately, there’s a nuclear power plant 37 miles from Phoenix, too!

        Yes, EMP seems the likeliest scenario, and I agree our power plants probably aren’t hardened.

        I keep reading that about 10% of us will survive long term after an EMP. Well, that does keep me up st night!

        Can only hope some of our smarter neighbors are like minded and will be resdy to band together.

        Thanks for your input, Left Coast Chuck!

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        • Youwho June 2, 23:43

          Hey Chuck I think you should have run for president.!!!

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          • Just D June 3, 00:26

            Chuck is way too smart to subject himself to the political process. Look how they endeavored to smear Dr. Ben Carson!

            I’m just thrilled that Chuck is willing to share his knowledge and insights with us. It’s hard going it alone. So many people out there who offer advice have monetary agendas (not that I blame them).

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    • Old & Gray May 31, 15:45

      Defending against nuclear fallout at your residence must provide a minimum of 40 days protection. You need to know the prevailing wind direction and distance from the nuclear impact. Calculate distance, direction and wind speed to estimate the time radiation will arrive. That’s the amount of time you have to prepare for the fallout.

      If you have no fallout shelter to go to, your only other time allowable option is to cover the ground floor of your house with 18-24″ of the heaviest soil available at the site and live in your basement for the next 40 days minimum. That means everything happens in the basement – Everything, no going in and out. All your preps need to be there along with a water supply.

      Example: Where I live is about 200 miles from the most likely nuclear target which is listed as a tier level 3 target. So other cities and locations will be hit first, thus providing about an additional 2-5 hours warning before a nuke should hit our closest target. This is when final on site preps need to begin in earnest and soil being moved to your main ground floor. Once the target is hit, I’ll have at the most 16 additional hours to complete the bunker-in operation before the radiation fallout reaches us. 6 hours at the least, depending on the current wind speed and direction. That’s a lot of work and most all of it manual labor.

      Good luck

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      • Just D May 31, 16:33

        No basement here. AZ soil makes them cost prohibitive. With that said, I guess it w/b a waste of money to buy rolls of plastic sheeting to put up over our shutters (inside shutters). All of us Phoenicians will be toast.

        We could have stayed in suburban Chicago with our basement, high taxes, bad weather, and been a more likely target.

        Don’t know which would be worse. Only thing l felt is to prepare for all disasters except nuclear bombs, it seems. Thanks for the info nonetheless.

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      • left coast chuck May 31, 19:36

        Just D: Is the Phoenix nuclear plant upwind or downwind of your home? Prevailing winds are the biggest influence on who gets the benefit of radiation treatment. If you take Fukushima as the most recent example, most of the folks who lived close to the plant didn’t experience significant exposure to radiation. Indeed, some residents of the area when told to evacuate, did not. Their reply was, “I’m old. I’m not moving anywhere. If radiation kills me so what?” I watch NKH, the Japanese version of BBC every day because their world news is far more complete than anything carried on U.S. TV. There have been no reports of any of the folks who didn’t move exhibiting symptoms of radiation sickness. I too have read that 90% of the U.S. population is not expected to survive the first year. However, that is a guesstimate based purely on conjecture. Everyone can cite all the facts and figures they want, but it is like climate change. It’s all a guess. How many people have the kind of pacemaker that will be affected by an EMP? Does anyone in the world know? How long will folks who are dependent upon insulin last without it? Does anyone have even the slightest clue? Perhaps with a radical change in diet, they will last longer than on the normal U.S. diet. Perhaps they will not last nearly as long. Anyone who tells you they know the answer is either a fool or lying. They may have an estimate based on their background studies and OJT, but how many times have doctors told someone they only had a certain amount of time to live and that person lived far longer than all the doctors predicted? How many times have doctors said, “We got all the cancer,” and six months later found out they didn’t and it has now metastasized? More than we can count. Read about the Black Death that raged through Europe and Asia in the 13th century. Why didn’t humanity die out completely? Some people got the disease and recovered. Some people didn’t get the disease at all. Most people got it and died shortly. I totally agree with your last comment. Prepare for what you can prepare for and don’t worry about what you can’t help. There are methods to lessen exposure to radiation that include sealing off your house that you can take and they don’t entail making your house an earth-covered bunker. Read up on them. Prepare what you can prepare and don’t fret what you can’t do. Read all you can. Reject what is nonsense. Utilize what makes sense. Break down what is being touted. If someone suggests you can reach a bugout location in 3 days by walking, analyze that. Do you really think you can walk 50 miles a day carrying a pack, evading unfriendly groups, preparing meals and taking care of bodily functions and then repeat that for two more days in a row? It’s nonsense. If someone can say that they have repeated a process on 12 different occasions (or some significant number) and on each occasion what they are recommending worked, then it might be valid for you.

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        • Just D June 1, 00:01

          Thanks, Chuck! The southeast valley area of Phoenix is about 35-40 miles southeast of the nuclear power plant in Wickenbuth, AZ I believe our winds come from the west? With that said, 99% of homes here have no basement. We were thinking the only possibility would be to cover all windows with heavy plastic. Maybe evacuate to the second floor instead of the first? Maybe that wouldn’t matter. Radiation on the ground & roof! As you affirmed, we have prepared our food, water, and protection supplies. I sure do appreciate your thoughtful comments.

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          • left coast chuck June 1, 00:36

            @ just D It seems to me that I read some FEMA instructions for protecting your home against radiation, assuming you were not able to build a bunker-type structure. I would research the FEMA sites on the internet and see if you can come up with their recommendations along that line. I have posted some data from Wikipedia about radiation exposure which may or may not be helpful, but gives one some idea of what I was talking about. Wikipedia sometimes has wildly wrong info, but when I refer to Wikipedia, I always look at the cited references and judge them according to my general knowledge. Then I decide how much weight to give the Wikipedia article. Bear in mind though that many so-called scientific organizations are highly politicized and spout the popular line in order to maintain funding. The prime example of that I think is the global warming debate. There are serious scientists who do NOT ascribe to the popular view of the so-called global warming phenomenon. They are ridiculed by the global wearming community as flat-earthers and sun-orbiters. However, we do know from reading Roman authors that the Romans grew wine producing grapes in England when they were busy conquering that country. Now I don’t know whether the Romans were growing cabernet sauvignon or chardonnay or Manischewitz concord grapes or some varietal that is presently unknown, but the fact that they were growing wine grapes would indicate to the reader that England at least before the current era (in currently non-p.c. terms BC) was warmer than at present. Wine grapes do not grow outside of hothouses in England presently. Grapes grow but they produce awful wine. We know from records that the 19th century was referred to as “The Little Ice Age”. As recently as 30 years ago the same scientists who are loudly proclaiming global warming were loudly proclaiming that we were entering a new ice age. As a consequence, I am fairly skeptical of “experts” who loudly proclaim their opinion and use sarcasm or derision to belittle the opinion of others. So I would urge you to go to the FEMA site and see if they do, as I vaguely recall, have instructions on how to handle radiation. I know I read them somewhere but just now cannot recall where. But most importantly, read the material with a critical and questioning mind.

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            • left coast chuck June 3, 19:18

              @ Just D: I went on line to try to find the FEMA instructions that I vaguely recalled reading. There are a lot of them. One site I did find is http://www.nukepills.com. At that site they have at least part of the 1985 FEMA manual on atomic attack. On page 31 they list various pamphlets that can be obtained from FEMA. From page 32 on there are plans on how to build various fallout shelters, including above-ground shelters for those who do not have a basement. I am also going to paste below a segment on radioactivity and its half-life.

              “One way to protect yourself from fallout is by staying in a fallout shelter. As shown by Figure 2, the first few days after an attack would be the most dangerous time. How long people should stay in shelter would depend on how much fallout was deposited in their area. In areas receiving fallout, shelter stay times could range from a few
              days to as much as two weeks, or somewhat longer in limited areas.”

              As you can see, FEMA acknowledges that there are variables to the length of time fallout sheltering is necessary. There is no question if one stays hunkered down in a fallout shelter for 40 days that will be long past the time necessary for radiation to fall to tolerable levels. UNLESS, you are unlucky enough to be downwind of an atomic energy plant that is continuously spewing radioactive material for the 40 days and beyond. FEMA acknowledges in the pamphlet I read that winds generally blow from west to east in the U.S. but also states that that rule has too many exceptions to be relied upon. I didn’t realize that there was a nuclear generating plant at Wickenburg. That does present a serious problem to the folks in Phoenix. I would suggest accessing the pamphlet I referenced above and ordering the material reference in that pamphlet. I think the website is a pdf file, so you should be able to print it out. It is 32 years old, but the information is helpful. It is my understanding that the federal government has recommended to companies operating nuclear generating plants that they take steps to insure the plant safety in the event of an EMP but has taken no steps to compel those measures. It seems to me the feds have sort of taken a head-in-the-sand approach to the problem of EMP attack, relying on missile defense rather than taking steps that would be more effective should missile defense not be 100% effective. I infer that the much-publicized success of the most recent test is as much to allay the American public as it is to deter the fat guy in N. Korea.

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              • Just D June 3, 19:24

                Thanks, Chuck! I’m definitely downloading the information. I sure appreciate your help!

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              • Jonnni August 18, 18:01

                The nuclear power plant is called Palo Verde. It is not IN Wickenburg but about 50 miles SSW or WSW. Not sure of the exact direction. WB is within the kill zone. Prevailing winds here are westely.

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          • Marcus June 6, 11:02

            Actually, Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant is about 40 miles (if not a tad bit more) west of metro Phoenix, just south of I-10. Wickenburg is northwest of Phx up Grand Ave (60). Our winds do come from the west, but it also depends if we in Phx have a high or low pressure moving through the valley at the time. I am WAY east valley, far east Mesa. That puts me about 80 miles from Palo Verde. I think the only way we would be screwed is from an EMP over the LA area. Not really worried about fallout, but the refugees from CA could overwhelm our system in Phx. Then you have the unprepared, which if they panic, could be worse than anything else. I’ll be staying in place unless it’s just not livable. Then I’m off to Payson where my buddy preps and lives.

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            • Just D June 6, 12:36

              Yes, Marcus, we are also southeast valley and 87 miles from Palo Verde. It’s the thought of Wickenburg not being hardened that concerns me since it’s much closer. Happy not to be within Phoenix city limits! Perhaps Los Angelenos would not be able to make it here? No other place to go, but figure we’d be safer in place. We never speak of preparations with neighbors. Just hoping there are enough Mormons among them!

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          • Lisa January 21, 20:43

            Just D, are you sure about basements? There are home in Glendale (west of Phx) built with basements. My land was an orchard, So at least the first 4-6 feet are decent. My issue is building one without the whole neighborhood knowing. Have the perfect place too. That’s a couple years off.

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      • left coast chuck May 31, 19:59

        Not to pick on Old & Gray, but the comments are what I mean about someone making absolute statements. “. . .your residence must provide a minimum of 40 days protection.”

        What is that based on? Doesn’t the amount of time you need to remain isolated really depend upon the amount of radiation in your immediate area? Doesn’t the amount of radiation in your immediate area depend upon how close you are to the source of the radiation and the prevailing winds since the source was created? Doesn’t the amount of radiation also depend upon whether the source was a one-time event or is a continuously emitting source? Was it an air blast atomic device; a ground burst designed to generate maximum radiation effect; a leaking atomic generating plant whose radioactive rods are in the process of melting down? Doesn’t it depend upon weather conditions since the event?

        While 40 days may be the optimum recommendation of some atomic exposure expert, we don’t know that. We don’t know what parameters affect the 40 days. It is just a blanket: “You have to hunker down for 40 days.” Period. End of discussion,. No exceptions.

        Radiation is a cumulative effect You can be exposed to massive doses which have an immediate effect. You can be exposed to very minimal doses over a long period of time which have the same effect. It is a time/dosage continuum. That’s why people who are working around radiation wear badges that measure the accrued radiation. A blanket statement like Old & Gray’s while it may be absolutely accurate for some situations, I am confident that it is not true for all situations of radiation exposure. We are left to wonder what situations require hunkering down in a radiation resistant shelter for 40 days. It also makes us wonder about the rest of the advice in the post. If the original posit is only valid in limited situations, what about the other advice that is proffered? Personally, I don’t put much credence is blanket statements, especially without some supporting bases. Again, think critically, folks. Don’t accept everything in these posts as gospel.

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        • Old & Gray May 31, 21:23

          left coast chuckie,

          What’s not to understand about MINIMUM of 40 days? Maximum could be much lengthier and yes, there are 100s of variables that go into calculating fallout scenarios. I didn’t want to go into underwater basket weaving with all of these to the reading audience. It’s information overload – BIGTIME

          Seems you want to be the left leaning expert on radiation, nuclear delivery systems and dictate what is authentic to all. These posts are not about providing a PHD and Masters Thesis on any subject. Instead, they’re put out there to ALERT readers of some general rules to plan or use, but also research further.

          Lefty, this isn’t about you and I, it’s about awareness. And since I no longer train or travel in the circles of nuclear attacks and all that goes with it, I refrained from speculating on further details. But one part I know that is absolutely true is the 40 day MINIMUM time frame, not maximum. I was trained on this for over 27 years.

          40 days is when I had to go back to work in any scenario for the benefit of the American public, not by choice.

          Remember “MINIMUM” and study further readers. Understand that even though lefty takes my message out of context and twists it into something it’s not, my 40 day minimum stands from my extensive training and yours may be substantially longer. AGAIN – This is if you have to stay in place at your residence with a basement.

          I encourage all interested readers to research this more and there is a ton of information out there. It just depends upon how much you WANT to know.

          So you can choose who you want to listen to in these posts. There’s no injury to me, it’s your life, choose well. Thanks

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  6. Joe May 31, 07:15

    Ideas for writing a prepper article you didn’t think of:
    Stop saying “you didn’t think of” or “you didn’t know” etc.
    it’s old, worn out, boring and untrue.

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  7. left coast chuck June 1, 00:17

    Some Wikipedia information to consider: I think the u with the long descender is called omega and it stands for micro so omegaSV is microsievert which is a smaller unit than millesievert. I will leave it to you to research whether a microsievert is 1/1000 of a millesievert or 1/100 of a millesievert.

    Dose examples[edit]
    0.098 μSv: banana equivalent dose, an illustrative unit of radiation dose representing the measure of radiation from a typical banana[32][a]
    0.25 μSv: U.S. limit on effective dose from a single airport security screening[33]
    5 to 10 μSv: one set of dental radiographs[34]
    80 μSv: average dose to people living within 16 km of Three Mile Island accident[35]
    0.4 to 0.6 mSv: two-view mammogram, using weighting factors updated in 2007[36]
    1 mSv: The U.S. 10 CFR § 20.1301(a)(1) dose limit for individual members of the public, total effective dose equivalent, per annum[37]
    1.5 to 1.7 mSv: annual dose for flight attendants[38]
    2 to 7 mSv: barium fluoroscopy, e.g. Barium meal, up to 2 minutes, 4–24 spot images[39]
    10 to 30 mSv: single full-body CT scan[40][41]
    50 mSv: The U.S. 10 C.F.R. § 20.1201(a)(1)(i) occupational dose limit, total effective dose equivalent, per annum[42]
    68 mSv: estimated maximum dose to evacuees who lived closest to the Fukushima I nuclear accidents[43]
    80 mSv: 6 months stay on the International Space Station
    250 mSv: 6-month trip to Mars – radiation due to cosmic rays, which are very difficult to shield against
    500 mSv: The U.S. 10 C.F.R. § 20.1201(a)(2)(ii) occupational dose limit, shallow-dose equivalent to skin, per annum[42]
    670 mSv: highest dose received by a worker responding to the Fukushima emergency[44][a]
    1 Sv: Maximum allowed radiation exposure for NASA astronauts over their career[28]
    4 to 5 Sv: Dose required to kill a human with a 50% risk within 30 days (LD50/30), if the dose is received over a very short duration.[45][46]
    4.5 to 6 Sv: fatal acute doses during Goiânia accident
    5.1 Sv: fatal acute dose to Harry Daghlian in 1945 criticality accident[47]
    10 to 17 Sv: fatal acute doses during Tokaimura nuclear accident. Hiroshi Ouchi who received 17 Sv was kept alive for 83 days after the accident.[48]
    21 Sv: fatal acute dose to Louis Slotin in 1946 criticality accident[47]
    36 Sv: fatal acute dose to Cecil Kelley in 1958, death occurred within 35 hours.[49]
    54 Sv: fatal acute dose to Boris Korchilov in 1961 after a reactor cooling system failed on the Soviet submarine K-19 which required work in the reactor with no shielding[50]
    64 Sv: nonfatal dose to Albert Stevens spread over ~21 years, due to a 1945 plutonium injection experiment by doctors working on the secret Manhattan Project.[51][a]

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    • Old & Gray June 1, 04:31

      You are going way way out there now left wing chuck. Come back to reality. We’re not talking about global warming or the Romans or even Soviets repairing reactors in a submarine.

      I guess we all can say what we please, but please be careful what info you heed.

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  8. left coast chuck June 1, 00:44

    I forgot to add that mSv is milesievert which is 1/1000 of a sievert. According to the information above, 1S or one sievert is the maximum radiation allowed for astronauts over their lifetime. I wonder if they have to wear their radiation badges if they spend much time talking to members of congress because I read somewhere in the article these excepts are taken from that there is extra radiation in the capitol building due to the granite used in its construction. Aha! Suddenly it comes to me why members of congress act in such strange ways. Their brains are damaged by the extra radiation they are exposed to in the capitol building. It all comes clear now.

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  9. roadrunner July 21, 21:05

    The best way to prevent an EMP event in the first place is to knock the hell out of any one who might hit you first. I mean blast too them hell before they know we are awake. this means a supper detection and readiness system and spy network.

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    • Just D July 23, 01:02

      Hopefully, it’s all in place! We can’t be sure of anything though, can we? Our government can’t exactly tell us.

      All I know is we’ve prepped, continue to add more, know where we would shelter within our house, and hope nothing happens.

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  10. frenchy July 23, 00:49

    [whore bath], sponge, basin, water, soap, let her do it. who cares how long it takes.

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  11. Graywolf12 September 4, 17:56

    At my age, 83 in Oct. my physical confrontation’s goes you attack me, My 38 goes bang, bang, bang and the threat is gone. In a SHTF situation I think shoot first and apologize later if wrong.

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