Mudslide SurvivalBackdoor Survival Contributing Author Joe Alton, aka Dr. Bones, has written an article aptly titled Mudslide Survival. I urge you to read it – regardless of where you live – because you just never know when a mudslide or similar event will happen in your neighborhood.
The Final WordAs Joe mentions in his article, homes are vulnerable even if they are not built on a slope. Before building that dream home or bug-out-location, keep the following in mind:
-Beware of steep slopes, natural or man-made runoff conduits, or eroded areas. -Have the county Geological Survey specialist assess your property for possible mudslide risk. -Consider flexible pipe fittings (installed by pros) less prone to gas or water leaks. -Consider building a retaining wall in likely mudslide channels. -Avoid areas that have experienced mudslides in the past. -Plan out an evacuation route. -Have a battery-powered NOAA weather radio. -Have a medical kit with items to deal with both traumatic injury and water sterilization.My heart is broken over this local tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out not only to the victims and their families, but to the many volunteer responders who are working hard during the victim recovery process. Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye Click Here To Vote For Me at Top Prepper Websites! If you have not done so already, please be sure to like Facebook which is updated every time there is an awesome new article, news byte, or link to a free survival, prepping or homesteading book on Amazon. You can also follow Backdoor Survival on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ and purchase my book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage from Amazon. In addition, when you sign up to receive email updates you will receive a free, downloadable copy of my e-book The Emergency Food Buyer’s Guide. Bargain Bin: Just a few related items today for your consideration. Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord: Pick your poison, color-wise, just be aware that some colors are more expensive than others. What to do with Paracord? Read: 44 Really Cool Uses of Paracord for Survival. No Rinse Cleansing & Deodorizing Bathing Wipes: One wipe is more than enough for a complete “bath”. These are a good backup when traditional showers are not available such as the week or weeks following a disaster. I have a case of these – they are that good. See Product Review: No-Rinse Personal Hygiene Products. FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp: Here we go with another flashlight. At the time of this writing, this one is only $3.60 with free shipping. It is super mini sized, bright and waterproof. Plus, it uses a single, standard AA sized battery
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