10 tips to survive doomsday

Ten Tips to Survive Doomsday
Preppers "top ten" list of how to survive an apocalpyse

A mantra in the prepping community on survival is the rule of three: you can survive
three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food.  
Those are the top three considerations for survival; however, to expand this concept
we can illustrate the rule of ten (the top ten considerations for surviving doomdsay).

Rule of Ten: Top Ten Considerations for Surviving Doomsday
The list of ten areas to survive doomsday are...

1. Air.  
You can't have your health without air. Pandemics, volcanic eruptions, radation or
chemical warfare may affect the air you breath. Victims of fire are subject to smoke
inhalation. After a building collapses, there will be dust. A prepper can take measures
to minimize the risk:
  • In a fire, you can improvise by wetting a bandanna with water to help filter out
    smokey air.
  • In a pandemic situation, you can secure your homestead through a quarantine
    from the outside world, lining windows with plastic sheets and duct tape.
    Further, family members can wear aNIOSH N95 Respirator Dust Mas, as
    pictured immediate right. Theserespirators filter out many chemicals and are
    recommended for use against a pandemic (bird flu).
  • To guard against radition and chemical attacks, you can equip your family with
    a gas mask.

2. Water.
Assuming you're breathing for the moment, water is the most urgent of emergency
preparedness areas to concentrate to help you survive. You'll need more water than
you think to survive doomsday. A family of four needs 270 gallons of water, according
to Utah State University, for a three-month supply (90 gallons of water PER PERSON =
three-month supply). You'll also need to store water for reconstituting dried foods
(cooking pastas, rice and beans), cleaning dishes and utensils, and providing
adequate hygiene, along with water intended for drinking. Remember also your pets,
the livestock, and garden. Get hydrated!

  • Get a fire hydrant wrench! Pictured right, the Dixon fire hydrant also will come
    in handy to provide a neighborhood with water for an emergency if necessary.

2. Food.
Back to the rule of three, a three-month supply of food is bare minimum for a survival
plan. Newbies will find it easiest to first gather shelf stable foods that they can buy at
the grocery stores.

  • Advanced preppers also will learn much from the pioneers who forged the
    American Northwest. Discover the pioneer provision list.

4. Shelter/location.
The best prepper location is your homestead because you already know the lay of
the land and you can hide your food and secure the contents; however, the day may
come when absolutely necessary to bug out.

5. Fuel for fire.

6. Gear.
Gear up for leaving home, communicating with the outside world, and defending the
homestead. Here are the
survival items to own.

  • Communications gear: To some communications is gear: just buy a two way
    radio and a hand-crank radio and all is well. To others emergency
    preparedness goes beyond communications gear. it means getting a HAM

7. Security.
Security goes beyond bullets. Defending the homestead means you'll know self

8. Skills.
Preppers must continually educate themselves on new products, new ideas and
develop new skills. Here is a
list of prepper skills.

9. Health.
You're nothing without your health. Be sure to have regular checkups with your
physician and dentist, while these are still available.

10. Faith in yourself is the ultimate survival tool!
In his book, the portable guide to gettingout alive,  Read survival psychology.

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