The need for survival knowledge can relate to a number of factors. The following list is not comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of what we can be subjected to.
- Tornado damage
- Power outage
- EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)
- Industrial Accidents
- Transport Accidents
Although each of the above are significantly different, there are a number of common areas that we should know more about.
- Mental Preparation
- Outdoor skills (Check Scouting Books)
Much has been written about this topic and a trip to your library or bookstore will give you numerous options.
An example is power. When the power is off for several days, how do you keep things refrigerated? Electric Generators are easily obtainable, but they also make noise and are subject to being stolen. Solar energy is a great choice and is becoming more affordable.
Another example is communication. Do you have a reliable portable radio? Small solar cells are available that will keep them running after batteries have depleted. Contact your local Amateur Radio Club (Hams) for additional information and how to send a message when phones no longer work.
The LDS Church also has lots of information on Survival Skills. They are more than willing to share this information.
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