Anybody that is in the flood zone that is a victim, or perhaps you know of a victim that has survival questions pertaining to a tragic flood event, you are invited to private message me on my verified Facebook page. www.Facebook.com/SurvivalistDanShrigley
What I can offer is to equip you with the proper knowledge to help you think safely, plan and execute properly with the right knowledge. This is certainly my area of expertise in the survival industry. I have personal friends that have been affected by floods over the years. I have already given out myself phone number to a few directly.
There are 1,900 known edible insects in the world. In Western and European cultures eating insects is too much of a yuck factor and not broadly accepted. Even though insects offer 50% more protein per pound than red meat. In third world cultures such as in Asia insects are a major dietary staple. Insects are in an abundance worldwide and can be easily gathered to help you sustain in a survival mode situation. Combining the skill of knowing which plants are edible and also trapping and hunting, I offer this ideology as food for thought; there's no reason you should starve if you can overcome your yuck factor and you strive to obtain the skills needed to gain food sources by the before mentioned. In a true survival situation it's do or die, only the strong survive. Also keep this in mind; only the physically fit survive too. If you're not fit, unhealthy and out of shape and must egress. You might have to travel a great distance and to do so you will need endurance and have the ability to cover a lot of ground. That being said I always say that survival is fitness, fitness is survival. You can read articles, books or watch videos all you want but until you get out and put to practice in the real world what you learn you really have learned nothing at all. It's wild outside, get out and create your own adventure you never know what you'll discover about the world around you or about yourself. #DanShrigley #DanShrigleyTV #DanShrigleySurvival #Survival #Survivalist #SurvivalEarth #SurvivalBlog #SurvivalTips #Survive
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Being humbled to meet like minded people while out and about. Stu Smith and his son Keaton who are active members of Diabetes Youth & Families (DYF.org) they enjoy hiking and camping. Stu is a big fan of the tv series Alone. I gave him an autographed copy of Self Reliance Mastery the book. Stu's wife is an author Wendy Spinale - the book: Everland by Scholastics Publishing. Go check that out too.
Met with these fine Patriots and Leaders today, they are heroes and represent their unit with grace.
COL Shane Buzza and COL Jon Ellis from Pacific Division, 75th Training Command.
Basil is a natural mosquito repellent.
SURVIVAL TIPS & FUN FACTS:
Fun Fact: Possibles Kit (Frontier Days)
Survival Kit (Modern)
Is the foundation of survival
Sound in the form of a whistle offers the very best chance at being heard at longer distances. The human voice is at times not nearly loud enough to be heard over great distances or through heavy winds or rains.
Metal Match, Fire Strikers are great to have in place of a Cigarette Lighter. However having a cigarette lighter is handy to use. Nothing replaces primitive skills in fire crafting. This will ensure you can start a fire no matter what the situation might be if you carry these three forms.
Mirror = Signaling Mirror visible as far as 26 miles away (Seen). A mirror is ideal for aircraft & land base signal flashing.
Royal Blue & International Orange
Royal Blue is the best color (Tarps & Trash Bags)
Flagging Tape = Marking Trails
Colored Duct Tape or ribbon tape. Mark every visual horizon along your path and direction change. Mark in obvious locations and on trees mark both sides so you see the markings coming and going.
Survival Blade/Knife must have unless you know primitive tool making skills. However it's best to have a pocket knife as well as a survival knife. Folding Saws, Flexible Saws & a sharp axe are highly suggested.
**Stones, Antlers, and Bones.
Compass (Rated or Mil Spec)
360 degrees/6400 Mils
Know cardinal direction finding via Shadow Stick Method or Watch Dial Method. Celestial Navigation is also a handy skill to know.
(Based upon the hemisphere you are in for night navigation.)
• Make a compass with a silk cloth and thin wire or sewing needle. Rub one side in the same direction. This will magnetize the wire/needle and if you suspend the wire with a string or float on a leaf in a pool of water the magnetized metal will point Magnetic North.
• GPS Devices
(Always mark your start point first) *pack extra batteries.
• MAP Reading (Region Specific)
All of the above are known as the TRIANGLE of Navigation.
If your ever lost, don't panic!
Remain calm and practice S.T.O.P.
• Boil water
• Filter Water
• Chemical Water Treatment
Cryptosporidium is not treated with Iodine. Chlorine Dioxide is a much better choice for a chemical water treatment versus Iodine.
Mylar Blankets are a very poor choice for shelter:
Trash Bags (Thick Heavy Duty) Colored Royal Blue or Orange. They are tougher to tear and serve as a weather barrier. Avoid breathing into to trash bag as your breath carries moisture in it and will condensate.
Mylar Blanket is good for signaling rather than for shelter. It's reflective and has a mirror sheen. Mylar has a tendency to puncture and tear. This is a big reason it makes a poor choice for shelter. A wool or fleece blanket will keep you warm. Fleece will hold heat even if wet.
Tarps make great shelters:
They pack easily, all you need is cordage.
**Not tents, poles or steaks. Makes for lighter weight in load bearing. Tarps are more cost efficient as well.
Match Storm Proof is the best match REI STORM PROOF MATCH Cigarette Lighters are air pressure sensitive. They get wet and don't work. Metal matches are preferred. But keep a bic style lighter with you.
Primitive Fire Crafting is a wonderful skill to have. I highly recommend you take a class on fire crafting at a local survival School.
Cotton Balls 100% cotton and Vaseline. Store in a plastic bag. Great fire starting aid.
**Aluminum Foil is highly recommended for use with cotton balls and Vaseline.
Fuel/Gasoline Fire Starting
To safely start a fire with automobile fuel. Use the bottom of a pop can or dig a small hole in the ground. Then fill the bottom of the pop can or hole. This is safe to light. NEVER splash fuel or spill fuel then light it. That will get you severely burned.
Signal Mirrors & Signal Fires
• Spot Beacons
(Personal Locator Beacons)
Has a transmitter and receiver works off of a satellite.
Great asset to communicate with people back home.
Research the region your headed in first. Know the five edible plants, berries and tree bark commonly found in the region your visiting. This preparedness practice will serve great dividends towards your survival.
Traps & Snares
• Spring Snare Trap
• Dead Fall Traps
• Funnel Basket Weave Fish Traps
These are the most commonly used primitive traps and easy to set once you learn correctly how they are made. Best to set along game trails or animal runs.
Primitive Fishing/Hobo Fishing are great skills to develop as well. This knowledge will last a lifetime. Your only limited by your own imagination as with many things related to survival.
Campsite Location Selecting:
Avoid Ravines, Animal Game Trails
to avoid become trampled on by deer or other animals. Avoid natural animal habitats such as snakes and other critters. Also avoid river and creek beds as they tend to be unpredictable and dangerous to shelter in for any length of time during rainy season.
Written by Survivalist & Adventurer
Daniel W. Shrigley
CEO of SURVIVAL EXTREME CATALOG INC.
Host of Survival Trek Escape (Talk) on www.Speaker.com
Creator of SURVIVAL TREK ESCAPE
PRE-Production Television Series
Here are a few photos of survival shelters that will save your life if you ever need to use them. The priorities of survival are remain calm, water, shelter, fire and food. Not always in this order. Flash photo builds muscle memory. To help you build upon that memory here are some simple shelters to look at, this may just save your life one day. Remember the survival rule of three. You can live for three weeks without food, three days without water, three minutes without air. As I mentioned before once you realize you're lost or stranded remain calm. The biggest part of survival is your creativity. With creativity you can, fashion shelter, weapons, tools and clothing.
Dreams are a funny thing. Some people achieve and some do not. It takes commitment, steady work, goals, and more. The one thing it takes that's probably most important is belief. Nobody has the power to take away your dreams, not family, friends, leaders, groups, media and certainly not enemies. One action each day towards your goals is one step closer. Cause goals accomplished make dreams a reality. Sometimes the first thing that derails a person's dream faster than anything else is relationships with bad influences or selfish demands. Sometimes you have to make a tough choice and cut people off so that you can make your dreams come true. The other thing is anyone helping you to attain your dreams by accomplishing goals needs to be appreciated and brought along with you to the top. Never burn bridges with good people. Sometimes you have to work countless hours, sometimes without payment or immediate gratification. You also need to not get placed in a rut, if it's not working step back and try a better way. Never sacrifice family time especially with your soulmate or children. Safeguard those two things at all costs. It's okay to support others in their dreams as long as it does not distract from your path, it is ok to say no to someone and not need to explain many details. Sometimes offering to much personal insight can be your downfall. Keep it brief and keep it simple. Delete, ban then block all haters. As your dreams come true people will try to pull you down. But I promise you they will not be able too no matter their threats as long as you shut them out and stay on path. Ignore stupidity, avoid politics, just promote your dream. Insights and analytics are great tools in Internet marketing to see what's working and what's not. Know your audience and customize to them while you attract new customers or supporters. Always pay it forward, people remember acts of kindness. Most of all remember as a leader, coach, mentor, friend always love instead of hate. If you hate then remove what you hate so you can get back to the dream. Never change for anyone else but for you, always improve for you. These are things my soulmate reminded me of when I struggle and things I know, but sometimes it takes a person that cares for you to remind us. Always get advice from someone that's more successful than you and more experienced, my soulmate is leaps and bounds ahead of me as an established and successful business pioneer. You might have to search out your mentor and that can come in the form of personal relationship, books, video or faith based. I post this message today with all good intentions as a form of paying it forward to the person that may have needed to read this and at the right time they read and it helped them. This is Daniel W. Shrigley and to all my supporters, THANK YOU!
Urophagia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urophagia is the consumption of urine, which is the liquid by-product of blood filtration in the body. There are various reasons that humans may consume urine. Urine was used in several ancient cultures for various health, healing, andcosmetic purposes, practices which are still used by some people of these cultures today. Urine therapy is a form ofalternative medicine. Thai people had been practicing urophagia for a long time. Other reasons for urophagia include attempting survival, if no other potable fluid is available, though numerous credible sources (including the US Army Field Manual) advise against it. Also, some people consume urine as a sexual activity, and members of at least one culture consume urine for ceremonial purposes. Another use is occasionally found in the Middle East: tasting urine from a female camel to find if the camel is pregnant.
BARREL HOOK CACTUS IS A LIFESAVER
The most important items you need to pack are • Water • Crackers • Peanut Butter. You need more water, and water is heavy. But that is the most important thing you need to take with you. You will need carbohydrates and protein. It would not hurt to include a salt lick. My suggestion if you take weapons and ammo; you better pack body armor with a ballistic ESAPI chest plate & back plates. Also include a Kevlar helmet. With ballistic proof eyewear. I highly suggest, not wearing sneakers. Get yourself a nice comfortable pair of Oakley combat boots. Also reinforced knuckled Oakley combat gloves.
(Avoid all roadblocks at all costs, unless it’s impossible and life or death.)
When bugging out you will likely encounter communities that will not allow access or entry. They may not allow you to approach either in vehicle or on foot. There are two types of roadblocks. Military/ law-enforcement and criminal. During a crisis situation, the criminal element may present to imposter law enforcement or military. If you find yourself in this situation. Stop ahead of time, and evaluate the situation. Observe the activities of that roadblock or checkpoint. You are looking for the procedure and operating standards at the roadblock. If you observe anything threatening then immediately turn around and find a safer route. If you observe the road blocked is being operated in a professional manner obey all instructions and approach slowly. Do not present yourself to be a threat. Do not present your weapons and be prepared to present state or federal issued ID, or passport. Be prepared to have a full vehicle search, full search of personnel and inventory. Your number one assets will consist of weapons, ammo, food, water, gold, silver, jewelry, fuel, batteries, vehicles, and your woman. These will be the things the criminal element will want to take from you, they will kill you for it. The best measure possible is to have a predetermined route with as minimal vehicle traffic as possible. Always plan alternate routes. Upon arrival at a law-enforcement or military checkpoint you must remember that small arms are the least concern, they are concerned mostly with VBIED's (car bombs) so it is highly important that you obey all instructions both on signs and via verbal commands. The second most important concern will be the spread of a pandemic. The best thing you can do before arriving is to cover your face and mouth with a medical mask. If approaching a checkpoint at night be sure to dim your lights. Never approach a checkpoint at a high rate of speed, always travel at 5 to 10 mph or less. During a crisis situation, the checkpoint may not have the man power to segregate gender searches appropriately. Females may have to tolerate being searched by the opposite sex. Always be aware of what is considered to be contraband items, and avoid having them in your possession. During a crisis situation, you may find that you have to do a vehicle swap often, picking up the skill of how to hotwire a vehicle will save you from doing a lot of walking. Remember during a situation of TEOTWAWKI or SHTF The infrastructure will be totally collapsed with in 24 days or less. The only place you will be able to obtain fuel will be from other vehicles. So either you have a siphoning kit, or you learn how to hotwire a vehicle. Be prepared to be turned around and sent on your way at a law enforcement or military checkpoint. Do not, do not trespass on military installations. They will most likely have authorization to use deadly force without warning. Your best bet, will be to egressed the urban areas. But it might not be feasible to travel across multiple states. The more you travel the more you expose yourself to the criminal elements. It's best to get somewhere safe fast and hunker down. Also research how to survive in nuclear, biological and chemically contaminated areas.