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How prepared are you?

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How prepared are we when it comes to the great outdoors. I am not speaking of self defense I am talking about survival.

How much thought do we put into survial if we were stranded out in the middle of no where. I know most of us put a lot of thought in to how to survive if we are put in a self defense situation. It would look pretty bad if we did all this training and preparing just to go out and die in the wilderness.

Here's a couple of websites that were posted on another forum I found to pretty interesting in helping prepare for emergencies in nature.

Northwest School of Survival

This school specializes in outdoor training. I would love to go take a few classes here. They are in the Portland, Oregon area but do training for people all over the nation.

Equipped To Survive

"The Definitive Source for Independent Reviews & Information
on Outdoors Gear and Survival Equipment and Techniques. Equipped To Survive™ is the most comprehensive online resource for independent reviews of survival equipment and outdoors gear, as well as survival and Search and Rescue information. Equipped To Survive™ will help you determine the best choices to prepare for anything from a hike in the park to a life threatening emergency or disaster. Please note that this is not a "survivalist" site. The Equipped To Survive™ Web site is supported by the non-profit 501©(3) Equipped To Survive Foundation and edited by noted survival authority, Douglas S. Ritter. "

Alot of good information here on this website!

Please add any other websites you may know of.

Also for those of you that have survival kits or 72 hour kits I would love to hear what is included in them. This would be a valuable source of information for myself and anyone elses trying to put kits together.
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How about:


Click on the Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness link. BEST site I've found for this type of thing. Calculators and EVERYTHING you'd need to plan and get prepared.
Welcome to the forum!!

Glad to have you here.
What about communication? I have several charged batteries to run my ham radio off of if I ever have to leave. Still looking for a good portable solar system to recharge them.

I know ham radio operators have a big "geek" reputation but I am not really into the building of radios or talking around the world. I got into it for emergency communications and think it is one of the most important parts of a survival kit.
Witch, I am not sure what you are referring to. This thread seemed to be about 72 hours kits and how to survive if stranded. I'm not sure who you have after you, but I can't think of any "enemies" I would need to worry about intercepting any "help, I am stranded" messages I would be sending.
Uh, nope. The blue helmets aren't coming yet.

This is basic preparedness for disaster, and communications are very important.

BTW, the Hill AFB Air Museum is the 3rd best I've ever seen. The best is the National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) in D.C. The 2nd best is in Dayton, Ohio.

The Hill museum is excellent.
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