Monthly Archives: February 2012

Survival Thinking: Thai Flood Hacks

26 February, 2012
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I found this Tumblr page a little while back. It’s amusing, albeit about a not-so-amusing topic, but for our purposes demonstrates something I want everyone to develop: good survival thinking skills. This Tumblr page is a collection of photos from south-east Asia, primarily Thailand and some of the clever ways that locals have come up…

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Equipment Review: Tool Logic SVC2 “survival card”

23 February, 2012
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This review could just as easily be for any of a dozen or so similar products, but this is probably the best-in-breed for our purposes. The SVC2 is a credit-sized mini-tool kit. It includes a small steel knife, a magnesium fire stick, a whistle, tweezers and a red LED flashlight. It’s about the same dimensions…

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The Importance of Critical Thinking

21 February, 2012
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Critical Thinking in Emergency Situations It’s said so often as to be a cliché that the most potent emergency tool one has is a good brain. But like many clichés, it’s said so often because there’s so much truth in it. If it were up to me in a disaster I’d rather be partnered up…

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Casa Basica: Interesting stuff that we can’t have…yet

17 February, 2012
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A few weeks ago this little guy popped up in my news feeds and it begged to be reported on here, but I wanted to do a little more research first. In a nutshell, what this guy has done is taken a number of emergency/space blankets, stitched them together and attached some kind of semi-rigid…

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