Surviving Flying

airplaneSometimes I think it would be better if mankind had never discovered how to fly.

Surviving Flying is becoming harder than ever.

As if it isn’t bad enough that you are hurtling through the air going hundreds of miles an hour in a metal tube controlled by someone who may or may not be in proper shape to control it, here comes a new study.

Recently a team from Auburn University studied how long microbes can survive on various surfaces in a plane.  They discovered that the germs could last for up to two weeks!

While it’s not too surprising how long they lived in the bathroom on the toilet handle, more surprising is the fact that they can last as long on other surfaces like arm rests, tray tables, window shades, leather seats and even the seat back pocket.

Then there was even an interview with flight attendants that revealed that tray tables are never cleaned and that an amazing number of people use them to change diapers on.

So next time that you fly you might want to take some cleaning wipes with you.  Let me know what experiences you have had or what you think about these facts in the links below.

Conclusion to Surviving Flying

I don’t know about you but I think that I am going to start using sani-wipes on my seat area whenever I fly any more.  It seems that the airlines are more concerned about stuffing more people into the plane than making sure the plane is clean.




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Survival Preparedness Gear

imagesCAJQGGEHSurvival preparedness gear is anything that helps you survive disasters that might come your way.

Although I always argue that the best survival tool you have is knowledge there are always tools that can help you as well.

Most people in this day and age live in urban areas and having the right survival preparedness gear can easily make the difference between surviving or not.

Just in case you need to evacuate your home you will always need a Bug Out Bag.  Even if you stay in your home, you might be without power and any way to heat food.

I have a friend who couldn’t even open a can without power because she only has an electric can opener.

Water

But what if your water supply was contaminated.  Would you be able to find water to drink or would you have some stored in case of an emergency?

Water is also the most important supply to keep stored because most people could only last about three days without water.

Food

What if the grocery stores were unable to get food delivered.  Most have no more than a 3 day supply.  And if you’ve ever gone into a store just before a big store you know how fast things can fly off the shelves.

Survival Preparedness Gear

Survival Preparedness Gear is anything that you would bring with you if you leave your home or that you would keep in your home in case of an urban disaster.

Make sure that you consider your needs and location when preparing your gear.

You need to think about things like:

  • any meds that you might need
  • glasses/contacts
  • emergency medicines in case of an accident
  • shelter in case you need to leave your home
  •  what defense tactics or weapons  you are going to use
  • and don’t forget to have food and water for your pets as well

Thinking ahead and storing basics can make a huge difference in whether you are going to comfortably last out a disaster or have to rely on others.

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It’s A Cruel World and Chances of an Urban Disaster Are High

Surviving an Urban Disaster

Most of us live in urban areas that are vulnerable to Urban Disasters.  Why you ask?

Because we rely on power and fuel to light and heat our homes, food that is delivered at the end of a long food chain, and water delivered in pipes from vulnerable reservoirs.

Remember the news about the kids that peed into a reservoir in Oregon.  I mean really, if kids can crawl over a fence to get to a reservoir, how hard would it be for a terrorist?

If you read any newspapers or watch the news you will quickly see that our world is a crazy place.  Whether it’s riots, climate change, droughts, winter storms, tornado’s, or terrorist attacks this planet that we live is becoming more dangerous.

How Long Would an Urban Disaster Last?

An Urban Disaster could be short term with help quickly arriving or long term where you would be left to you own devices to survive for an extended period.

I feel that even with help arriving quickly there are situations where you are going to want to hunker down and avoid running into other people.

Just think about what it would be like if there was an outbreak of some kind of disease.  Would you really want to go out in public?

A lot of people think that the answer to any urban disaster is to high tail it out of town.  Whether you have a prepared evacuation place or not circumstances could make it difficult or impossible to get out of town.

During some conditions you might be forced to stay so it is important that you are prepared.

This makes it extremely important that you are prepared to fend for yourself.  Training is key because without the proper training no amount of gear is going to help.

Use the links below to share or comment.  I’d love to hear what you think is important and what you would like to know,

 

 

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