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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Apps That Can Help Residents Stay Safe During a Natural Disaster - Guest Post By H. Davis


When nature unleashes its fury on your neighborhood, it’s never a bad idea to have some sort of action plan in place. That’s because when it comes to preparing for natural disasters in places like Canada, boarding up windows and making sure you have clean water isn’t what saves your life in the long run — it’s the information you have access to.

That said, as weather patterns become more extreme and unforeseeable due to things like climate change and natural disasters, there becomes a growing need for residents to be aware of possible threats. Although disasters were once viewed as events that only took place in remote locations, the reality is, disasters can be felt from anywhere.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Preparedness and survivalism in a Canada - Guest Post by SafeGuard Armour


Surviving is all about preparation. And adequate preparation covers self-defense, resource management, first aid, and a number of other skill sets. Keeping yourself safe is of the utmost importance when the situation changes and this starts with easily accessible products, such as body armor.
Bullet and stab proof vests are easily accessible to nearly everyone, and are the best way to protect yourself against a wide variety of threats. In high risk situations, where risks cannot be completely avoided, it is important to find a way to help mitigate the impact of all sorts of injuries.
Canada is known for its harsh and long winters, so survivalists should factor in the unique climate when selecting their safety gear.
One of the best features of a Kevlar vest is its heat retention properties. Due to its heat buildup capabilities, a vest is a welcome replacement for a jacket or sweater in colder weather. Because the material allows air circulation, it provides plenty of space to be worn in combination with a cotton T-Shirt to greatly improve comfort. In the extreme arctic terrain this can make a big difference and extend the period of staying outdoors without shelter if the wearer is properly prepared. This makes the Kevlar body armor a valuable survival tool in sub-zero temperatures as it helps regulate body temperature and retain warmth.
This is by far the best feature of Kevlar body armor in terms of its suitability for weather conditions in Canada as its heat-retention capabilities are potentially a lifesaving feature. Most Canadian survivalists are well aware of its excellent qualities in prolonged exposure to outdoor factors, particularly in the harsh climate of Northern and Midwest territories.
When preppers prepare for the worst, it is worth considering a tactical vest. These vests are worn over clothing and are usually more durable than covert ones. They are extremely protective, offering upgrades to protect the upper arms, throat, neck, and groin. However, they are also heavier and bulkier than any others, which means they slow down movement and should only be worn in the most dire of circumstances.
As a general rule tactical armor makes survivalists feel like they are more capable of handling a situation, although it can make them overconfident in their abilities. The bottom line is that all guns are deadly and as a prepper you can, at best, minimize your chances of getting seriously hurt or injured, which can be the difference between getting yourself killed. However, equipping yourself with tactical body armor is a process and should not be taken lightly based on word-of-mouth advice or trends. Sit down, do some research and make an informed decision based on your risk expectancy, physical attributes and skills.
There are a number of things to consider before choosing your body armor; how and where do you expect to be wearing it? What level of protection do you need? It is important to understand the different options available; otherwise you may end up with a vest that does not protect you properly. A vest should fit properly to provide protection. Otherwise, it loses its effect. Furthermore, bullet resistant vests do not protect against knives or needles - weapons that are commonly used in survival-type situations, so it's important to seek out a stab or spike proof vest that uses additional materials like chainmail and plastic.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tornado Season is Here!

Many preppers often fall victim to preparing for the most unlikely SHTF events.  While being ready for everything that is possible is a good idea, sometimes we can forget about the dangerous situations that happen on an unfortunately regular basis. 

Mother nature is perhaps the biggest culprit for disasters in Canada.  Within the past month, Canadians have been witness to heat waves, tropical storms, and tornados.  Weather can kill.  In Quebec, as many as 70 deaths can be atributed to the recent heat wave.  In Montreal, heat related deaths were so relevant that the citys morgue had to partner with a funeral home to store bodies as they became overcrowded.  Newfoundland is now preparing for its second tropical storm hit this month and recently, Saskatchewan exNewfoundland is now preparing for its second tropical storm hit this month.erienced 9 tornados in a 2 day span.