SURVIVABILITY: Getting Ready For The Future That's Now!


The Ability To Remain Alive,
(And Continue To Exist, During The “Greatest Depression”).

The term has more specific meanings in certain contexts ...

Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ... Listen Below, To Gerald Celente' With Alex Jones, (Jan 27, 2009)

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I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

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Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ... SURVIVAL PRIORITIES:
Secondary sources of survival skills, including those produced by the United States Military and the Boy Scouts of America, list priorities for an individual or group in survival situations. The priorities themselves vary between sources, as do their relative priority in a given survival situation. There are sources which acknowledge that the ordering of priorities shift dependent upon the immediate situation faced.

One Such System of Prioritization Is Called The "Rule of Three":
1) Humans cannot survive more than three hours exposed to extreme low-temperature.
2) Humans cannot survive more than three days without water.
3) Humans cannot survive more than three weeks without food.
The Rule of Three should be viewed as generalities. The crew of a lifeboat reportedly lasted 8 days without water; people have survived without food for over 40 days.

The exact number of priorities vary dependent upon the source. The show Survivorman once detailed a, "Rule of Four." The Boy Scouts, in addition to listing seven priorities, utilize other mnemonic devices such as, "STOP," for, "Stop, Trace Back, Observe, and Plan Ahead." Other sources include the need for oxygen, shelter, fire, mental state, physical injury state, and employing techniques to signal for rescue.

A shelter is any structure that is built to protect a person from his environment. A shelter can provide solace during potentially disastrous weather, help prevent hypothermia, and allow restful sleep. Shelter also keeps you from being out all night and can save your life. It may also help boost the emotional state of a survivor, as it will become a base or home. In typical survival situations a shelter is designed to allow movability and expedient set-up, thus allowing the survivor to focus on other necessary tasks such as those that involve food, water, fire, and rescue. Among other things, a shelter should provide a comfortable place to sleep. To this end, it should account for the following:
*Immovable rocks, animal nests, and other obstacles and hazards should be avoided.
*Dry watercourses may be flat, sandy, and comfortable to sleep on, but they will flood in a storm.
*Sunlight provides warmth (which is not always welcome), and can help one to wake up in the morning. However, sunny, open areas are vulnerable to wind which causes convection of one's body heat.
*Heat transfer: an excessively large or well-ventilated shelter will not retain warmth well.
*Flashing (weatherproofing) to provide protection from elements.
Shelters range from natural shelter such as a cave, to intermediate forms of man-made shelter such as a debris shelter or a snow cave, to completely man-made structures using tarps, tents, or constructed homes.

The ability to start a controlled fire has the ability to significantly increase the ability to survive. The ability to light a fire without a lighter or matches is a frequent subject of both books on survival and in survival courses. There is an emphasis placed on practicing such skills, before venturing into the wilderness. The heat and light provided by a fire allows wet clothes to be dried, body heat to be retained, and food to be cooked. Fire may deter wild animals from interfering with the survivor, or wild animals may be attracted to the light and heat of a fire. Remember: Just as the light and smoke emitted by a fire can be used to signal rescue units, etc. It can also alert those you may be hiding from! Adding green leaves or petroleum-based products can dramatically increase a fire's smoke output, increasing the chance of rescue or unwanted discovery.

A human can survive an average of three days without the intake of water assuming you're at sea level, at room temperature, and a relative humidity. In colder or warmer temperatures, and/or with rain or snow, the length or liklyhood of survival, is greatly reduced. In addition to the aforementioned priorities, length of survival also depends on amount of physical exertion. The average human, will lose 2-3 liters of water per day, in ordinary conditions, but more in hot, dry, or cold weather. Four to six liters of water or other liquids are generally required each day in the wilderness, to avoid dehydration and to keep your body functioning properly. The U.S. Army survival manual recommends that you drink water whenever thirsty. Other groups recommend rationing water through "water discipline."

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Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ...A lack of water causes dehydration, which may result in lethargy, headaches, dizziness, confusion, and eventually death. Even mild dehydration reduces endurance and impairs concentration, which is dangerous in a survival situation, where clear thinking is essential. Dark yellow or brown urine is a diagnostic indicator of dehydration. To avoid dehydration, a safe supply of drinking water must be located as soon as a shelter is built, (or even before, depending on conditions). Many sources of survival literature, as well as forums and online references, list the ways in which water may be gathered in a survival situation. Such sources also often list the dangers, such as pollutants, microorganisms, or pathogens which affect the potability of backcountry water. Preventing water loss is also an issue in survival situations.

Food is not urgently needed in survival situations, because a human can survive for several weeks without it. However, much like dehydration, hunger can bring about many consequences long before it causes death, such as:
*Irritability and low morale
*Loss of mental clarity, such as confusion, disorientation, or poor judgment
*Weakened immune system
*Difficulty maintaining body temperature, (heat exhaustion or hypothermia).
Food is abundant and easy to find, in most wild environments, (provided one knows where to look). A basic knowledge of animal trapping, hunting, and fishing will provide meat. Equally important is a knowledge of edible plants, fungi, and lichens. A survivor cannot always rely on the most abundant or most easily accessible type of food. To survive for long periods of time, a person must maintain a balanced diet.

Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ...Many survival books promote the "Universal Edibility Test." Allegedly, one can distinguish edible foods from toxic ones, by a series of progressive exposures to skin and mouth prior to ingestion, with waiting periods and checks for symptoms. However, many other experts reject this method, because even a small amount of some "potential foods" can cause physical discomfort, illness, or even death. An additional step called the "scratch test" is sometimes included to evaluate the edibility of a potential food.

First aid (wilderness first aid in particular) can help a person survive and function with injuries that would otherwise kill or incapacitate him or her. Common and dangerous injuries include:
*Lacerations, which may become infected
*Bites or stings from venomous animals: snakes, scorpions, spiders, bees, etc.
*Bites from animals that spread disease such as: mosquitos, fleas, ticks, animals infected with rabies, etc.
*contact with disease in one's environment through food, animal contact, or drinking non-potable water
*Bone fractures
*Sprains, particularly of the ankle
*Poisoning from consumption of, or contact with, poisonous plants or poisonous fungi.
*Hypothermia and hyperthermia
The survivor may need to apply the contents of a first aid kit or naturally-occurring medicinal plants, immobilize injured limbs, or even transport incapacitated comrades.

Survival situations are resolved by finding one's way to safety. This requires some navigation or movement ...
Celestial navigation, using the sun and the night sky to locate the cardinal directions and to maintain course of travel
Reading a map (particularly a topographic map), together with a compass or by orienting the map to the terrain
Using a GPS receiver, (if one is available).

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Other Survival Skills:
Several other skills are often referenced as being desirable or necessary. These include proficiency with firearms, climbing and mountaineering techniques, making rope from readily available material, making rafts or boats, knot tying, knife usage, and basic toolmaking.

Survival training has many components, mental competence and physical fitness being two. Mental competence includes the skills listed in this article, as well as the ability to overcome panic and think clearly. Physical fitness includes, among other abilities, carrying loads over long distances on rough terrain. Theoretical knowledge of survival skills is useful only if it can be applied effectively in the wilderness. Almost all Survival Skills are environment specific and require training in a particular environment.

Survival training is broken down into three types, or schools; Modern Wilderness Survival,
Bushcraft, and Primitive Survival Techniques. Modern Wilderness Survival teaches the skills needed to survive Short-Term (1 to 4 Days) and Medium-Term (4 to 40 Days) survival situations. Bushcraft is the combination of Modern Wilderness Survival and useful Primitive Survival Techniques. It normally splits its skill acquisition between Medium-Term Survival Techniques (4 to 40 Days) and Long-Term Survival Techniques (40 Days Plus). Primitive Survival Techniques teaches the skills need to survive over the Long-Term (40 days plus). Many primitive technology skills require much more practice and may be more environment specific.

Several organizations offer wilderness survival training. Course ranges from one day to field courses lasting as long as a month. In addition to teaching survival techniques for conditions of limited food, water, and shelter, many organizations that teach bushcraft and Primitive Survival seek to engender appreciation and understanding of the lifestyles of pre-industrialized cultures.

There are several books that teach one how to survive in dangerous situations, and schools train children what to do in the event of an earthquake or fire. Some cities also have contingency plans in case of a major disaster, such as hurricanes or tornadoes.

Mental Preparedness:
It should not be overlooked what the will to live means in a life and death situation. Stories of heroic feats of survival by regular people with little or no training are not uncommon. Even with a strong understanding of the way we may be mentally affected, even a trained survival expert may feel the crushing effects of psychological strain during duress. In order to overcome these affects it is important to study stress and how it may affect us both good and bad.

Studying stress will reveal to us that while it may not always seem like it, stress is a necessary evil and belongs for not only for malice but good as well. It serves as a measuring stick for our success, it presents one with challenges, and it is a good way to show us how far we can bend and not break. Stress sometimes has a nice way of pointing out that things could indeed be much worse. On the flip side of the coin too much stress can be an awful thing. The carnage that stress can breed within a human being is almost without limits. Too much stress can lead to forgetfulness, increased propensity to making mistakes, lessened energy, outbursts of rage, and carelessness.

Emotions are hard-wired into our brains. Survival situations are bound to invoke strong emotional reactions from anyone evolved. There are a few emotions that most often accompany this type of event. They drastically lessen our ability to combat the situation. It is not something that initially comes to mind when thinking of surviving but they are as important as any other survival skill.

There Are 7 Emotions That MUST Be Overcome To Allow a Chance at Survival:
1) Fear:
Once placed into a survival situation, one of the initial reactions for anyone is fear. It is a perfectly normal reaction; however, fear is the enemy. It drastically lessens one's ability to make clear decisions, which will ultimately lessen their chance for survival. In an effort to minimize one's fears, one can train in realistic situations to condition oneself to have the mentality needed to increase one's confidence and more effectively manage fear. Individuals with a phobia of insects, the outside, the darkness, etc. will need to learn to overcome these fears, by any means necessary.

2) Anxiety:
Typically, anxiety and fear run hand-in-hand with one another. It may start as an uneasy feeling in the pit of one's stomach, but by the time the mind is added into the situation, it may quickly spiral out of control. Anxiety will often take over the mind and quickly make it difficult to make rational decisions. Anxiety must be fought through in order to focus on the tasks at hand. Typically, once some of the critical survival needs have been met, anxiety will be easier to keep at bay.

3) Panic:
If fear and anxiety are left unchecked, panic will set in. Panic will lead to impulse actions and loss of self control. It could turn deadly as rationality is lost.

4) Anger:
It is inevitable that in a survival situation there are going to be problems. With the endless possibilities of things that can go wrong and probably will, to imagine that tempers may flare should not come as a surprise. Anger can sap one’s energy, rationality, and will to live. Finding other ways to channel this emotion will, regardless of it being a long or short run, prove more useful than losing one's temper.

5) Depression:
An overall sense of depression is not uncommon in wilderness. Being alone in the wilderness trying to survive is almost certainly bound to bring about a depressed state. Overwhelming depression can lead to the body shutting down, and not unlike anxiety, can also cause a human being to give up hope. Staying positive can allow one to combat this. One should also attempt to keep their hands busy; it seems that while humans are physically trying to improve their lives, by means of hunting, making shelter, etc., depression seems to affect one's mind less than if they were just sitting around.

6) Guilt:
Often accompanying a survival situation is some loss of life. The guilt may not even come from someone taking responsibility for the person’s death, rather a sense of guilt as they are alive and the other person is dead. This is called survivor's guilt and should be combated by maintaining a positive outlook, and possibly using religion to help deal with the pain following another's death.

7) Boredom and Loneliness:
An often unanticipated side effect of being in a survival situation. Boredom and loneliness can both contribute to lowering morale. It is important to be able to keep your mind busy and your spirits up. It may be one of the most critical skills to survive. Even after the situation has ended, there can still be long-lasting consequences. Survivor syndrome, not to be confused with survivor guilt, although they are similar in some forms, is one possible effect that can last for quite a while after an incident in which one needs to survive on one's own, with many others dead in the process.

About Survival Manuals:
Survival manuals are books used as reference in situations where a human's survival is threatened - emergency or non-emergency. Typically it will cover both preparation for a trip, and guidance for dealing with eventualities. There are many different types of survival manuals, but most have a section of standard documentation. These are sometimes republished for public distribution: for example the SAS Survival Handbook, United States Army Survival Manual (FM 21-76
) and United States Air Force Survival Manual (AF 64-4). Other manuals have been written for more specific uses, such as wilderness or maritime survival.

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Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ... STOCK-UP!
(Food For Thought and YOUR Survival!)
Because, During This Upcoming  “Greatest Depression”
There WON'T BE Any Bread, In The Bread Lines!

A Look Into The Past - To See Our Future ... Do YOU want to wind-up, like those who faced these hardships in the early 1930s, Because THEY Weren't Prepared?
Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ...First, allow me to address the intelligent ones amongst you; YOU know who you are. You're the ones who, (when you do your weekly shopping) pick up a few extra cans (or cases) of stuff, that you and your family normally eat ... Chili, Beans, Tuna, Mac & Cheese, Rice, Noodles, Cheese Whiz, etc. Then ... There are those of you, who have the; “Winn-Dixie's just down the street, so I'll just run down there, when there's a disaster starting,” mentality.

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  There Are Four Levels of “Survival Food” Preparation & Use:

  Level 1: Shop Using Your Local Food Ads, For The Foods You Normally Eat.
Remember Me? I'm The Face of The 'Great Depression' ...It's simply a point of logic (and economics) to “stock up” on foodstuffs that you eat anyway. Here in East Mississippi, every Wednesday and Sunday the food ads come out. Just by watching these ads, Virginia and I, buy bread at the thrift shop for .75 cents, to a buck a loaf, (as of Sept-08) milk at $3.99 a gallon, or canned (or powdered milk) when it's on sale. Beef goes from $1.99 - $2.39 per pound, (get the marked-down family size, and save even more)! Canned chili goes for around 50 cents a can,various canned fruit from 50 - 75 cents a can, and so-on and so-forth. Being the cheap folks we are, we simply buy a case of whatever's on sale, whenever we see a good deal.

So, that's the easy part of “survival food.” Just follow your local food ads and do a bit of stocking up. You can easily allocate 5-10% of your income to these “extra” purchases. Use common sense when stocking up and don't waste your money on things like soft drinks and potato chips. Canned and solidly packaged items that can be shelf-stable for at least a few years, should be your target ...

Be Careful With Canned Goods!WARNING!NEVER BUY, (or use) DENTED CANNED GOODS!
The inside of can foods are coated with a "food-grade" shellac, (which prevents biological activity and growth). If that coating's damaged, (as in dented cans) the food in the can, will start to react with the tin, starting the formation of bacteria. Depending on the type of canned food, this could lead to Sickness and even YOUR DEATH! 

As we all know, the staple diet of the average blue-collar, (middle class) family, is Mac & Cheese ... you can usually grab boxes of 'em on sale, (periodically) at 3 or 4 for a dollar. Where else can you feed someone for under a buck? To protect them from nibbly critters, take each box and put it in a zip-Lock bag, then put all the baggied-boxes into large plastic storage tubs with lids.

Tuna? Perfect source of protein, so get at least 24 cans per person in your household, and use that as a “rule of thumb” for your survival storage purchases.

 Level 2: Buy Food Stuffs, That Can Be Used To “Stretch” Your Normal Stored Foods.
Ok, so now you've got hundreds of cans of chili, beans, rice, Mac & Cheese, tuna, etc., and you figure that you might have a one year supply of food for the family (if all you eat is this canned and packaged stock). So now, let's plan on how to stretch this supply ...

Dehydrated foods are those foods that have had about 99% of moisture removed from them. Standard packing procedure is to then place an amount of food (green beans, peas, corn, soup mix, etc.) in a #10 can (about a 1 gallon size), add an oxygen absorber pack, flush with nitrogen (to remove any last traces of oxygen) then vacuum seal in the can. Now you have a can (of something-or-other) that'll have a shelf life, (depending on your storage temperature) of up to 20 years. Dehydrated food generally weighs 50% to 75% less then the original version of that food.

An example would be dehydrated BEEF TVP, (Textured Vegetable Protein - another name for tasteless soy bean meal). Various flavorings are added to make it more palatable like beef, chicken, ham, taco and bacon flavor). You would Re-hydrate 1 cup of beef TVP and fry that up like normal hamburger. Cook up 1 cup of rice, (which makes 2 cups of cooked rice). Toss together with any of the seasonings you've stocked up on, (which is as important as food -- seasonings can make the most vile food taste like sirloin steak) and you have enough for 4 to 5 meals. By adding dehydrated food to your stocked “normal” food stuff, you now have, two-to-four times the amount of food available.

 Laughing The PROS - Using & Storing Dehydrated Foods:
1) Longer storage capability than “normal” canned food stuffs (10 to 20 years as opposed to 1 or 2 years).
2) Dehydrated foods weigh 50% to 75% less then their original weight.
3) As dehydrated foods are used as “ingredients” (not complete meals) you can be more creative in preparation.
Example: (and obviously after it's been properly re-hydrated) Beef TVP can be made into a paddy like regular hamburger, fried with seasonings and used in a burrito, cooked in spaghetti sauce -- use it anywhere you'd normally use hamburger. The same with the other flavor TVP’s. In fact, we use the Bacon TVP on salads, potatoes and eggs. You probably do too, (except you probably know it as “Bacon Bits”)!

 Frown The CONS - Using Dehydrated Foods:
1) You must have a source of clean water, (or a means to boil impure water) to re-hydrate the food.
2) All you're gaining is longer term storage capability -- it still takes time to cook.
3) Depending on where you buy, they could be more expensive then their fresh counterparts.
4) As the concept here is “storage,” you'll need lots of space to stack these cans.

Canned Dehydrated food's in daily use by most restaurants for soups, sauces and seasonings. Dehydrated foods are hundreds of times more “shelf-stable” then their fresh counterparts, and still have up to 95% of the same nutrition still intact.
NOTE: Though dehydrated food will last years in it's original, sealed can, once it's opened, you'll need to use it up within a few months, (if it's left in it's covered can, on a shelf). Refrigerate the can and it'll be safe for many months.

Level 3: Buy Long-term Storage, Easily Prepared, Food Stocks (complete meal style)
For long term storage (I mean 20 to 50 years), the company I recommend you use, should be Mountain House. The company is owned and operated by the original creators of the long-term, freeze-dried food concept. Other companies (such as Alpine Aire) offer fine tasting, lightweight freeze-dried meals, but only Mountain House products, have any long-term storage capability, (depending on your storage temperature, up to 50 years).

Freeze dried foods have 100% of their moisture removed. Then they're packed either in a can, (usually the standard #10 size) or in light weight, easily carried foil pack (after having the oxygen flushed out with nitrogen and adding an oxygen absorber).

Mountain House canned foods have a 30 to 50 year shelf life. Their foil packs have about a 10 year shelf life. All other freeze dried companies have around 1 to 2 year shelf life on their foil packs and cans.

Most freeze dried foods are what's called “complete entree” style. Examples are Chicken & Rice, Beef Stew, Mexican Style Chicken, etc. All you do is put your desired helping in a pot, add the appropriate amount of hot water, stir and cover for about 15 minutes ... then, it's ready to eat. Everything's included in these products: meat, sauce, rice, seasonings, etc. These styles of meals are quick and simple to make.

 Laughing The PROs - Using & Storing Freeze Dried Foods:
1) Extremely light in weight.
2) Extraordinary long term shelf life (depending on storage temperature)
3) Less than ½ hour to finished meal.

 Frown The CONs: Using Freeze Dried Foods:
1) Cost. They are very expensive, but you have to consider that you're not buying a “meal” - you're buying food security that can last you and your family for up to 50 years.
2) You must have a source of clean water to re-hydrate your food.
4) As the concept here is “storage,” you'll need lots of space to stack these cans.

Stock up NOW, before availability and the ability to purchase extra food is gone! Level 4: 'Grab & Run' Stuff ...
So now, the “wolf's at the door” and the danger is eminent. You want to grab something and just get outta Dodge, right?! For quick and easy, you can always rely on MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat). You can find either the original, higher calorie content, USGI versions around or, the way overpriced civilian versions (check eBay). MRE’s are compact, quick and tasty. Unfortunately, they have a storage life of around 5 years, (less, if stored above 65 degrees), and can be very expensive, ($5.00 to $7.00 per meal-pack) and are hard to find in bulk.

The optimum source of emergency food are what's called “
Survival Food Tablets.” Back in the 1960's the Federal Government was searching for a food-source that could be used in emergency and/or survival situations. The objective was to find a product that would provide the best possible nutrition in the smallest possible volume. Rescue vehicles, survival pods, downed planes, etc. The resulting research was extremely involved and intense, and the product that evolved was used in the Early Space Program. Eventually, a tablet was perfected and used widely as an emergency food. It came to be known as the Survival Tab. These tabs are about the size of a marble, are chewable and usually taste like malt, or chocolate.

The Survival Tabs will keep you alive and moving for months at a time, on the amount you can carry in your backpack.

Survival Food Tabs come in a plastic, food-grade bottle that holds 180 chewable tabs. The bottle will fit perfectly into a GI canteen holder and can double as a canteen. This is enough food to keep a (6'2" - 250 lbs) man alive for over a week.

So, now you get the general idea, of the where's and why-fores of food storage. Just remember to "cycle" any food-stores you have. Use the oldest stuff first and replace with fresh, newer stuff. In an emergency, life-or-death situation, you still don't wanna open a can of anything that's gone LONG past it's expiration date.

History WILL Repeat Itself ... It Always Does.

   'Cause There WON'T BE Any Bread In The Bread Lines, This Time!
“It's Better To HAVE It and NOT Need It, Than To NEED It and NOT Have It!”

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 Real Life Crisis Survival, Part 2 “In the midst of a power outage and a tropical storm, our little “crisis” took an unexpected turn. About 8:30 pm I heard a knock on the front door ...
It was odd, not just because it was raining cats and dogs, but because the neighborhood was somewhat isolated.”
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“The Panic Is On” - 1931
(Written & Performed By Bluesman; Hezekiah Jenkins, During The “Great Depression”)


Click The Player Below, To Hear The Original Version, as Performed By Hezekiah Jenkins in 1931

What this country is comin' to
I sure would like to know
If they don't do somethin' bye and bye
The rich will live and the poor will die,

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

Can't get no work, can't draw no pay,
Unemployment gettin' worser every day.
Nothin' to eat, an no place to sleep,
All night long folks are walkin' the street,

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

Saw a man this mornin' walking down the street,
In his BVDs, No shoes on his feet.
You oughta seen the women curlin' in their flats,
I could hear'em saying, "What kinda man is that?"

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

All the landlords done raised the rent,
Folks that ain't broke is badly bent.
Where they get dough from, goodness knows,
But if they don't produce it, in the street they go,

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

Some play the numbers, some read your mind,
The all gotta a racket of some kind.
Some trimmin' corns offa people's feet,
They gotta do somethin' to make ends meet,

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

Some women sellin' apples, some selling pies,
Some sellin' gin and rye.
Some sellin' socks to support their man,
In fact, some are sellin' everything they can,

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

I've pawned my clothes, an everything
Pawned my jewelry, watch and my ring.
Pawned my razor and my gun,
So if luck don't change, there'll be some stealin' done,

     Dog-gone, I mean the panic is on

Old Prohibition ruined everything,
That's why I'm forced to sing.
Here's one thing I want you all to hear:
until they bring back light wine, gin n' beer,

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