Actually Building Your Plan - V

J&J Rules for Prepping #3 Make Lists for Everything

J&J set out to make their additional Lists. To keep things orderly, their initial thought was to build lists based on Threats. But that changed when they started making sub lists. “Messy” wasn’t the problem, it was just the wrong kind of messy. J&J wanted something they felt good about, so they tossed it all out and started again. still, at the restart, Jack was showing some signs of frustration. “I’m

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NEW - LP's Amazon Store for Various Items of Interest

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but we now have a store for a few things. We opted to go with the Amazon setup for ease of use. Up front, we’ll tell you that some of the proceeds go to supporting this site, but not all. A good deal of what is in the store has no remuneration to A Survival Plan at all, but is included because we either have experience with it, or know someone who does –

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Gear Review, MedCallAssist - MedCallOutfitter Kit

The MedCallOutfitter Kit™ by MedCallAssist™ is designed to provision the owner with medical supplies on his person, and emergency medical consultation from a doctor. The supplies are serious medications and accessories chosen to fight many major infections, and treat traumatic injuries. They are stored in an M3 style medical bag built by Voodoo Tactical. The consultation is a 24-7 emergency service provided by MedCallAssist’s™ on-call doctors. Together, these components create a powerful medical treatment system for anyone that does not

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Back from the Coast, & the MedCallOutfitter Kit

I was out West with the better half, recharging our batteries. We had a refreshing time walking the shores and experiencing that peace we find on the sands, watching the sun go down, and listening to the waves at night.

But now we’re back, and some work has lined up for us. This last week, we had the opportunity to examine the specialized MedCallOutfitter Kit™, created by MedCallAssist™. This kit is more than a collection of First-Aid items in a

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Medical, Dental and Vision

Part of your planning should include at least three of the usual medical issues we deal with yearly. Medical, Dental and Vision care. Each year, the average American worker goes through an insurance “open enrollment” period, where his insurance options are up for review and modification. The actual renewal date is when those provisions begin a calendar year period of service.

Taking advantage of your benefits must be a part of your preps. It doesn’t matter how much or how

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An Introduction to IFAKs (Individual First Aid Kits)

Warning: There are TEN videos on this page, and a few of them are “graphic” in nature. If you are studying prepping with children, review this page before showing them.

Update: 1 Nov, 2014. There are a few items you may want to include in your IFAK. I consider them “upgrades” to QuickClot and the flexible naso-pharyngeal airways. The last update is a link to a post illustrating the usage of Celox products in a bleeding test environment. It is

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Suturing, or Closing a Wound

This is an overview of Suturing. “Sewing” a wound closed is not simply sticking needles through skin and tying knots. Different methods apply to different wounds. What I want to do here is share some YouTube suturing videos with you, and illustrate the need for training not just in method, but also in application. If you are going to add this skill to your bag of tricks, do what you can to get some professional training. Viewing of these videos

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Celox - Blood Stop of Choice

The more horrid scenarios inhabiting the skulls of some preppers include dramatic and bloody trauma following on loud and smokey battles against mindless hordes. Some war-game the defenses of their retreats and the possible aftermath. Still others consider what they might do if seriously injured by animal or firearm on a hunting trip. I think back to incidents where I found injured accident victims on the highway.

In all of these there is blood, sometimes lots of it. Where enough

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Check Your Freeze Dried Food Ingredients

LTS foods promise us the ability to eat well years down the road. We put them up and say, “When things are bad, I’ll have some good food that hasn’t spoiled.” Freeze dried foods are the cream of the crop when it comes to long term storage, in shelf life, taste and light weight. They are offered in complete entrees, breakfast selections, deserts and individual ingredients for the prepper chef! On the surface, they answer all prepper needs except for

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Water Storage - Part I

Water Storage. More than just a bottle or two, it’s a HUGE subject.

15 and 55 gallon barrels Water BOBs 2 liter bottles Canteens Portable filters Purification tablets Iodine purification Mechanical filters Ceramic filters Chemical filters Distillers

Water During the Bug-Out What do you do? Do you store all you need ahead of time? Do you keep filters on hand and hope to have or find a supply to purify? In deciding on your strategy, two things are certain.

Water

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