North Star For Navigation Infographic

Today’s infographic from Scoutmastercg.com was designed to teach Boy Scouts about Circumpolar Constellations and it’s interesting for anyone who’s gazed at the night-time sky and wondered…but for the Prepper it’s a great primer on finding the North Star for Navigation.  Give it a try the next time you’re out at night…find the North Star and you’ll always know your cardinal directions on a clear night.

Circumpolar Constellations Infographic

Backpack Selection Infographic

Scoutmastercg.com developed a great backpack selection infographic that would be equally helpful to those of you developing or wanting to improve the fit of your backpack based bug out bag.

Backpack Selection Infographic

Top 10 Airplane Crash Survival Tips

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present an article by guest writer Alan Carr on the Top 10 Airplane Crash Survival Tips.  Alan presents ten simple ways to increase your chances of survival in the unlikely event of a commercial airplane crash.  I have a safety protocol I follow when I board a commercial airline and I’m going to have to modify it a little based on Alan’s research.  Preparing yourself for even such an unlikely event gets you in the habit not only of survival thinking but may also save your life in a worst case scenario.  One of the reasons that this topic is of interest to me is that I nearly lost my father in an airplane crash when I was about two years old.  It can and does happen!

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How To Enter A Building During WROL

Today we present the eighth post in our series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to enter a building during WROL.  

Note:  Entering a building for military purposes does differ from entering for the reasons most preppers would need to enter a building and the tools available to our soldiers differ from what most preppers have available…many of the skills still transfer but disregard what doesn’t apply.  Additionally, don’t overlook the easy, obvious method of asking any inhabitants for entry…this may be especially effective before the fact that WROL is upon us is widely accepted or when traveling with children.

Today’s tips do involve the entering of  buildings which isn’t just trespassing on private property but is also extremely dangerous as anyone remaining inside will likely feel threatened and react accordingly.  You should only attempt these actions if you deem entering a building to be the least dangerous alternative given your current circumstances.  Conversely, by knowing the likely methods an intruder might use to enter a building you occupy you will be better able to avoid conflict or defend yourself if necessary.

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How To Move In A Building During WROL

Today we present our seventh tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to move in a building during WROL.  I have edited today’s tip for ease of reading but haven’t changed the information provided (or eliminated annoying redundancies).

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How to Cross Open Areas During WROL

Today we present our sixth tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to cross open areas during WROL.  I have edited today’s tip for ease of reading but haven’t changed the information provided (or eliminated annoying redundancies).

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How To Move Parallel To A Building During WROL

Today we present our fifth tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to move parallel to a building during WROL.

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How To Move Past a Window During WROL

Today we present our fourth tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to move past a window during WROL.

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How to Move Around a Corner During WROL

Today we present our third tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to move around a corner during WROL.

 

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How to Cross a Wall During WROL

Today we present our second tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to cross a wall during WROL.

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