Survival Manual

Survival Manual is an aggregation of survival oriented material taken from a wide variety of sources on the Internet. My contribution has been to assemble the information (over 1000 pages equivalent in MS Word), organize it into categories and subtopics and provide illustrations for the concepts. The information is ordered in a flow that will bring you to an understanding of the myriad of potential system threats, any of which that may play out between 2011 and the late 20-teens. The manual provides basic partial solutions for personal and economic protection from the negative aftermath for each disaster scenario. I have made comments where I thought additional information was needed and pointers from my years experience in preparedness (see my blog’s ABOUT page).
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SURVIVAL MANUAL
Table of  Contents
Flowchart

Chapter 1. 
Disaster (Dark clouds  on the horizon)
♠ ARk Storm  √
♠  Climate and conflict √
♠  Climate: Heat wave  √
♠  Earthquake   √
♠ El Nino-La Nina & Megadrought  √
♠  EMP-Solar flares √
♠  Financial collapse  √
♠  Food Chain problems √
♠ Hubbert’s Peak and the Hirsch Report √
♠  Hurricane survival √
♠  Hyperinflation √
♠  Pandemic √
♠  Long term power outage  √
♠  Nuclear, EMP, 11 √
♠  Socio-Economic decay √
♠ Tornado survival, 9
♠  Tsunami, 4
♠  Volcanic winter √
♠  War, Biological  √
♠  War, Chemical, 5
♠  War, Cyber Attack  √
♠  War, Nuclear & Radiological, 19  √

Chapter 2A.  Social Issue constructs
(
How people can/will probably react to the storm)
♠  The coming chaos √
♠ Escalation Ladder & Situational Awareness √
♠  Meet the criminal, 12
♠  Basic Concepts  √
♠  Martial law-1, 23
♠  Checklist, 100 things that disappear first  √
♠  Bartering your supplies, 16
♠  B.O.B., 6 √
♠  Evacuate, 8
♠  Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit, 6  √
♠  Preparing with cash and equivalents  √
♠  Places to hide money at home
♠  Our Future (Scenarios), 60 √
♠  After Peak Oil, 30  √
♠  Human carrying capacity, 21 √
Society’s Five Stages of Economic Collapse √

Chapter 2B. Social issue solutions
(How people have reacted to upheaval and  are currently affected by global changes)
♠ Life After the Collapse, Parts 1-2
♠ Post Peak Oil: Cuba and North Korea, 14
Survival in Argentina, 24
♠ Surviving the Bosnia collapse of 1992
♠  The Fall of Empire, 21
♠  Death by 1000 cuts
♠ –  Modern air and water, 33 √
♠ –  Modern competition, 23  √
♠ –  Modern foraging, 19  √
♠ –  Modern freedom of choice, 14  √
♠ –  Modern  living, Parts 1-4, 39 √
♠  Gettin’ by when supplies tighten √

Chapter 3.  Food and Water: (Tools #1 & #2)
♠ Developing a survival  food list √
♠ Dry foods and their long-term home storage
♠ Water √
♠ Bread & cracker
♠ Trapping √
♠ Food resources for extreme hardship
♠ Throwing sticks
Wild foods-Acorn
Wild foods-Cattail
♠ Wild foods-Pine needle tea, vitamin C
♠ Zeer pot emergency refrigerator
♠ Cooking with aluminum foil
♠ Introducing the Solar Oven √
♠ Seven secrets of Dutch oven cooking
♠ Emergency water treatment techniques  √

Chapter 4. Shelter issues: (Tool #3)
♠  Tarp & tent, 3
♠  Utility trailer, 4
♠  Emergency shelter, 7
♠  Emergency Tent Living, Parts 1-4 √
Your Local daily weather for year
♠  Trash and Human Waste disposal, 6
♠ Washing dishes, 6
♠ Washing laundry, 6

Chapter 5.  Energy: (Tool #4)
♠  Experiences in Living without Electricity √
♠  Emergency light
♠  Energy savings
♠ Emergency & Camp Generator
♠  Propane fuel tank
Ways to start fire

Chapter 6.  Medical: (Tool box #5)
a)  Dental
♠  Home dental kit √
♠  Home dental procedures √
♠ Temporary filling and crown √

b) Disease
Typical infections
♠  Cold & flu symptom chart
♠  Common cold
♠  Respiratory tract infections
♠  Flu, common (Influenza)
♠  Flu, Swine H1N1
♠  Flu, common (Influenza)
♠  Flu, Avian H5N1
♠  Flu, Stomach (gastroenteritis)
♠  Traveler’s diarrhea
♠  Dysentery
♠  Streptococcal infections
♠  Scurvy
USA: Water, insect & pest diseases
♠  Waterborne diseases
♠  Insect disease, pest & control
Rodent disease & control
♠  Hantavirus
♠ West Nile Virus
♠  Dengue Fever
♠  Yellow Fever
Lung & VD
♠ Pneumonia
♠ Tuberculosis
Chlamydia
♠ Syphilis
Bio-warfare agents
♠  Anthrax
♠  Ricin-Biowarfare agent
♠  Smallpox
♠ Lassa Fever
Scourges
♠ Ebola
♠  Viral Hemorrhagic fevers, general
♠  Plague
♠  Typhoid
♠  Typhus
♠  Malaria

c)  General Clinic
Cold & flu symptom chart
♠  Eye injuries
♠ Eyeglass repair & emergency glasses
♠  Medical & expiry notes
♠  Vaccination notes
♠  Pandemic timeline
♠ Pandemic fears, good for business?
♠  Sprains
♠  Survival & physical fitness
Other maladies
♠ First Aid supply list
♠  Personal protective equipment
♠  Prescription abbreviations

d)  Medicine & Supplement
♠  Amoxicillin
♠  Ampicillin
♠  Antibiotic use
Doxycycline
♠   Antibiotics for TEOTWAWKI √
♠  Supplement & diet
♠ Tetracycline
Zithromax

e)  Skin
♠  Cut, scrape & wound
♠  Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac
♠  Sunburn
♠  Suture

Chapter 7.  Warehouse  (Putting it all together)
a)  Equipment  (40+ pgs)
BOB, 14
♠  Car carry kit (pre assembled, always carried)
♠  Emergency Day Pack (inventory list of what you have packed)
Evacuation packing procedure (the order you pack things in the trunk or pickup bed for evacuation)
My emergency supplies list (make your own inventory list)
My propane appliances (make your own inventory list)
Quick look (fast photo-visual inventories)
♠ The amount of gold & silver savings you should have

b)  Food
Cupboard stock: (Make a list from your cupboards typical inventory. How many meals is it?)
Secondary food stocks: (Inventory of normal canned and dry goods foods kept elsewhere, other than in kitchen cupboard. How many meals from this?)
Long term food storage (Make a list of the long-term foods you have  invested in: freeze-dried, dehydrated, etc. How many meals are provided?)
Survival days estimate table:  (Figure, how long will you eat (from the supplies listed above) if the supply chain broke today.)
♠  Last minute shopping list: (The things you will need, given only a few hours to shop, make copies for every member of the family. Roughly divide the list amongst your family shoppers. Take seperate cars. You can trade duplicates later.)

c)  Hunting and security
Hunting & defense resources, 8
♠  Safe room &  home security, 18
♠  Survival during social chaos, 7
♠  Faraday cage, 14

d)  Locations (maps)
Local road map
Local city, area map
Local city, and state demographic data
Park service/Campground maps
Topographical maps for your areas of interest
US Environment maps
US Population map
US Map atlas
Political World map

e)  Copies of Personal documents/information
Military DD214  discharge, 1
Army Honorable  discharge, 1
Black book, computer ID’s, 11
Genealogical organization membership docs, 4
Birth certificate, 1
Phone numbers, list, 1
High school diploma, 1
College degrees, 1
Professional license, 1
Other professional license, 1
Auto insurance (copy), 1
ID documents (drivers license, library card, etc.), 1
Credit cards (grouped), 1
Social Security  Benefits schedule (orig doc), 3
Bank statements, 2
Brokerage account,  Statement, (orig docs), 4
USB flash drive, (32GB Kingston Data Traveler) with back up copies of personal computer files (MS Word doc’s, Excel spreadsheets, etc.), music, photographs, MP3, MP4 …

Chapter 8. Sustainability  (Keeping it going until the worst is over; it’ll be quieter in a few months.)
Food concepts
Permaculture
Rainwater harvesting
.

PREPPER ARTICLES
15 Jul With electric power– Without electric power
24 Jun An approaching learning curve for non preppers
3 Jun 2015 On being prepared
22 Sep Power out? Being prepped for the EMP
15 Sep Normalcy Bias
1 Sep Your minimal emergency electric needs
12 Aug Basic food storage
7 Aug Personal hygiene after SHTF
28 Jul Weather Prediction Skills
21 Jul Walking to your destination
3 Jul  Lessons from the Great Depression & Modern prepper terminology
30 Jun Food during a nuclear or volcanic winter
16 Jun Canned Meat Protein
17 Apr Food: How much & where to store
3 Apr Solar EMP: Lights Out
31 Mar Solar EMP: The threat
27 Mar Waves of Refugees, Part 2 of 2 √
24 Mar Waves of Refugees, Part 1 of 2 √
17 Mar Food and water during SHTF
10 Feb Another look at the 22LR round √
3 Feb Inexpensive non food items you should have on hand
30 Jan Best inexpensive foods to store
27 Jan How to keep warm at home √
23 Jan other storage items to consider
20 Jan 2014 Senior citizen survival techniques
2 Dec Valuable skills
25 Nov Personal documents
14 Nov Post Collapse: Eyewitness 2
11 Nov Post Collapse: Eyewitness 1
21 Oct Food storage layers
14 Oct The coming SHTF event
19 Sep The SHTF, then what?
16 Sep “I’ll be alright” vs. Being prepared
29 Aug Danger from dog packs after TEOTWAWKI
31 May EMP Part 2 of 2: What to store in your Faraday cage.
29 May EMP Part 1 of 2: How it works
22 Apr Why to NOT have food storage
8 Apr Underlying questions about prepping
22 Mar The Survivalist attitude
8 Mar Home invasion Part 2 of 2
6 Mar Home invasion Part 1 of 2
27 Feb Surviving in a barter economy
25 Feb When the music stops-cities explode
13 Feb Surviving with the electric grid down
11 Feb When the grid goes down
6 Feb Lessons from Hurricane Sandy
30 Jan Common sense planning
28 Jan Disaster triggering events
18 Jan City Survival: Evacuate (2 of 2)
16 Jan City Survival: Stay (1 of 2)
14 Jan Preparation Levels: Why __planning is required
4 Jan 2013 Toilet paper & Kleenex √
17 Dec An EMP attack, Pearl Harbor II?
14 Dec Infographic: Tips for EMP
5  Nov How will you survive the end of the world
19 Oct 2012 Camp Cooking
17 Oct 2012 How to keep cool indoors & out: Vests
3 Oct 2012  Everything won’t be alright
12 Sep 2012  Backwoods Home Magazine article index
5 Sep 2012 They will take everything if you don’t stop them
1 Aug 2012   One man’s detailed SHTF plan list
11 Jul 2012  Bug Out or Shelter In
9 Jul 2012   Top 50 Excuses for Not Prepping
2 Jul 2012   Why you should prep

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